Over 300 dogs poisoned to death by Andhra village panchayat, alleges activist

In a horrifying incident, more than 300 stray dogs were allegedly poisoned to death and buried on the order of the panchayat of a village in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh

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In a horrifying incident, more than 300 stray dogs were allegedly poisoned to death and buried on the order of the panchayat of a village in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, an animal rights group has alleged. According to media reports, the dogs were reportedly killed and buried at a village in the district’s Lingapalem area.

The incident came into limelight after an official belonging to the Challapalli Charitable Trust which is an animal rights group has filed a complaint at the Dharmajigudem police station.

In her complaint, Sri Latha Challapalli, the animal right’s group’s treasurer, claimed that the village panchayat injected over 300 stray dogs with poison. Later, an excavator was used to dig a pit near a local pond. Thereafter, the carcasses of the deceased canines were buried in the pit, Sri Latha alleged.

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