Urban Menace: We should lower our intolerance towards stray dogs

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Date of Publication: June 23

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: New Delhi, India

Publisher: DownToEarth

Author(s): Maneka Gandhi

Data on the dangers of stray dogs is not completely reliable.

Very recently, there is a noticeable upsurge in the number of media conversations about ‘dog bites’. Let us understand this better.

Dogs may bite only in extreme circumstances and for two reasons — biological or environmental. When any female gives birth, she naturally becomes protective of her offspring and will become hostile towards the slightest perceived threat.

Dogs are no different. If there is a female dog in heat, unsterilised male dogs compete and get aggressive because of their hormonal condition. These reasons can easily be remedied by neutering/spaying the dogs.

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