Briefly Region: Rein in dog fights in Punjab, Haryana: AWBI
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AMRITSAR: The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has written to Punjab and Haryana DGPs to ensure a check on conduct of dog fights in Punjab and Haryana. In trecent missives to Punjab and Haryana DGPs, the AWBI also recommended stringent action against the offenders under clauses of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Indian Penal Code. AWBI said it had received "compelling complaints" from animal welfare activists to intervene in the matter of dog fights and the animal welfare body was "reasonably certain" that "dog fights are indeed taking place as alleged".
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