The Nagaland government on Thursday issued an order banning the import and sale of dog meat in the state.
The order was issued in pursuance to the approval of the Cabinet memorandum CAB-2/2013(Pt), dated 04/07/2020 and for strict compliance of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulation 2011.
According to the order, commercial import and trading of dogs and dog markets, and commercial sale of dog meat in markets and dine in restaurants have been banned.
The government directed the district administration, police, municipal administration and the animal husbandry and veterinary department, severally or jointly, to enforce the order.
It said any person found violating the order will be liable to be punished under Section 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and/or any such other provisions of law as may be applicable.