Administrator’s note: This is a guest post from Dr. Shrijana Manandhar. The author is currently practicing Veterinary Health care and also works as an Animal Nutritionist in a feed industry.
Who is responsible for the stray animals in busy streets of Kathmandu: Farmers, locals or the municipality ?
Until the yester days, finding stray dogs in streets and gallis of Kathmandu was not an unusual scene. No proper solution of this has emerged yet. To add up in this, we now see stray livestock in the busy streets of Kathmandu.
Animals, which are sometimes chewing the cud amidst heavy traffic, some being shooed away by the traffic police or the drivers and finally some heartless driver brutally hitting the animals. Death would mean freedom for the innocent animals but what if they survive? Will the hit ill animals get any medication? Let alone medicine, will they have anything to eat?
Farmers usually have a trend of throwing away any unproductive animals. Financially this may seem correct to them. But, being the most civilized animal in the society, isn’t it our duty to help our lower contemporaries?
Our municipality has been upgraded to Metropolitan and sub-metropolitan cities for considerable number of years now. What is the real impact of this upgradement? If they can’t do anything about the animals, can they at least shift them to the sub-urbs. They have a right to live; not amidst heavy traffic but somewhere they won’t be hit by vehicles or shooed away to nowhere….