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SURVEY ON STRRET DOG ISSSUES

IN KERALA
NEETHU C SHAJI
MOUNT CARMEL COLLEGE OF TEACHER EDUCATION,
KOTTAYAM
Abstract

Street dogs are usually poorly cared for and often carries of diseases and
pathogen . Today they have become a serious problem. Many peo[le
especially children have been attacked. A Survey was conducted to check
the awareness of people regarding street dog issues. Trough this survey it
was found that people face so many problems . They need a solution for this
relevant issue.

Introduction

Now a day street dogs are a common issues. Kerala is an animal friendly
and pet loving state. The relationship between street dogs and the human
population in our cities is mostly harmonious but the rabies is a major
concern. Street dogs are a main vector of the deadly disease , which make
them unwanted members of Kerala society leading to in humane means
of dog control in most part part of Kerala. Over the past month more than
300 cases of dogs bites have been registered in the state capital Trivandrum
alone. Official records states that over 40,000 people have been bitten by
stray in the last eight months.

The open garbage dumps , or the overflowing garbage on road side is over
run by stray dogs who feed and breed around it. By widespread public
outrange ,the state administration found quick fix solution to control the
fast exalting crisis by large scale calling aggressive stray dog in the state.
Against to the enhance to examinate wondering street dogs animal
archivist joint to convince the government to reverse the stand. While
public opinion in Kerala remains sharply divided with those bitten by dogs,
saying for blood and animal activities relaying in alarm and objective
analysis or a survey would help understand the situation better.

Need & Significance of the study

Street dog problem is a relevant issue .The public should be aware of this
issue and they want to know the safety measures and also need a solution

Statement of the problem

A Study on Street dog issues in Kerala.

Objectives

To know how the people are affected the problems caused by street
dogs.
To know about remedial measures taken by the authority towards this
problem
To know the opinion of people about the of mass killing of stray dog
To understand whether people are aware of antivirus vaccination.
To know whether the people are aware of Animal right activities.

Methodology

Survey method was adopted for this study. Investigators have collected data
from people from Kottayam, Idukki, Kannur districts among our neighbours
and friends. A Self constructed Questionnaire was used for the study.
Which included 23 questions.

Analysis and Interpretation of data

We conducted a survey on severe issue of street dogs in Kerala on the


month of September 2015.the survey was mainly conducted in different
parts of Kottayam ,Idukki,Kannur districts. From this study it was revealed
that about 82% of the people faced the problem of street dog in their
locality. But the sorrowing fact that about 21%of the sample were direct
victims of the street dog attacks.

The domestic animals of the 50%of the people in the sample were attacked
severly by street dogs.52%of them were the opinion that provocate human
behavior was the major cause of street dog attacks and the other 48%of the
people strongly disagree with the statement.

64% of the people said that the government had to taken safety measures
in their locality. But 36%of the people were not satisfied with the instead
measures.

Eventhough 69% of the people disagree with the mass killing of street dogs
in the name of street dog attack. 31% of the people were in a strong
decision of killing them.

For 6%of the people didnt get awareness programme.40%of them are
against the opinion of Animal right activities.

27% of the people strongly support the contraception and fertility control
method. Eventhough 73% of the people disagree with the methods of
controlling fertility many of them were doughtful about the practicability
of the method.

89% of the people had taken antirabies vaccination after the attack of
stray dogs but 11% of the people were in opinion that vaccination is
required only when the attacked dog is rabbies affected.

81% of the people strongly oppose te arrest of the people who kills the dog.
They were in the opinion that there is no other way rather than killing at the
time of atatck.
29% of the people had noticed many of the people who threw their dogs or
puppies to this streets. They strongly point out this to be a major cause for
the increase the number of street dogs.

60% of the people in the sample says that lower state of the society is
more affected by this problem 61%of the people in the sample were in the
need of reformed animal protection laws.

75% of the people were in a strong belief that the heaps of waste in the
open space is major cause for the healthy survival of the street dogs.80% of
the people were against media with the way of presenting this social
issue. They think that the media was making a great fuss within the social
issues .this was the main reason for the fear of dog is the minds of common
man.

63% of the people set apart time for participating the canine welfare
programmes. But the37% didnt found time to participate in such
programmes.

82% % of the people believed that the rising issue of stray dog can be tckled
with the united activities of both government and general public.

71% of the people didnt took timely vaccination for their pet dogs. Only
29% were awre about the timely vaccination of the pets.

60% of the people were in the opinion that the name of stray dog is right
and just 40% of the people consider the arising allegation in the name of
stray dogs a baseless and of no use.

Conclusion

The people of kerala are not insisting killing street dogs. They suggest that
the government should allocate proper shelter and domestic care for these
stray dogs. Thus there will be a reduction in the free ranging of dogs. The
attitude of public is varying only because of the fear of insecurity.
References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-ranging_dog_issue_of_Kerala
www.dailyo.in/variety/kerala-dogs-stray-animal-abuse-mass.../1/13757.html
www.thehindu.com Opinion Letters