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Will not allow menace of dog-fights: Amarinder

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

on Tuesday assured union Women and Child Development of a detailed inquiry into the growing menace of dog fights, coupled with betting related to the same, in the state, an said here.

The assurance was made during a meeting between and in on Tuesday.

The expressed concern over reports that dogs were being pushed from across the border to promote dog fights and encourage illegal activities such as betting.A

"The promised a thorough probe in the matter and assured Maneka that his government would not allow such Punjab's soil to be used for such activities," a for the said here.

During the meeting, the issue of stray dogs in was also discussed, with the seeking the Union Ministry's support in dealing with it.

Responding to his concern, suggesting setting up of to Animals (SPCA) units across the state to curb the menace. She also suggested dog sterilization under the Animal Birth Control programme to control the spread of stray dogs.

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First Published: Tue, February 06 2018. 22:02 IST
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