President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to prohibit the killing of dogs in Gombe by an organisation working under the auspices of the Coalition for Cruelty-Free Africa (CONDEMN).
The group claimed that 19,000 individuals had signed a petition asking for the State’s dog slaughter events to be outlawed in a news release made available to Tribune Online on Saturday.
The group has expressed strong opposition to the Tangale Dog Slaughter event that is scheduled to take place throughout the nation from January 1 to 2.
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“We are urging the Nigerian President Buhari and the Nigerian Government and the police authorities to take immediate action to stop the slaughtering of dogs and cats for human consumption in Nigeria which is DEADLY to Animals and Public Health. The well-being of the people and the Dogs and Animals of Nigeria are in DANGER.”
“We urge you to outlaw the Dog and Cat meat trade with also rabies at a high level in Nigeria and especially Gombe this needs to be taken seriously and action taken to prevent this BARBARIC Animal Cruelty event from taking place.
“They (organisers) need to stop organising and promoting the sickening brutality, slaughter, and consumption of Dogs.
“Animal cruelty does NOT appease the gods and it’s NOT culture or tourism and like many outdated and harmful practices From the past these barbaric animal cruelty trades must be Abolished”
“There is no place for animal cruelty in the 21st century,” they said.