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Stray animals on the roads, who is responsible?

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 on the road
Animals on the road

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….

14 thoughts on “Stray animals on the roads, who is responsible?

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  2. the owners are to be blamed, the administration and municipality should not be blamed over this.

  3. If im correct those pics were taken from India right? As far as i know cows are sacred in India and they can be anywhere even in the streets that is why you see them everywhere in India.

  4. attn: Pratikshya this is regarding ur comment. it is us who make anything happen. saying there’s no human rights is itself demolarising, if thats ur perspective, u wont find any thing positive ahead. if u have will, u make it happen…….

  5. Thanks for her post.
    Who is responsible for the stray animals in busy streets of Kathmandu: Farmers, locals or the municipality ?
    I can say we all Nepalese are responsible because we are not doing some help from our side which we can do , small help can do lot for these street cows and also animals like dogs and others too.
    The main point is that how and why these animals are in street? Because we locals and farmers always need profit from these animals by milking or from other land works , if they stops all doing these works or they suffer from any diseases or due to old ages , the best way to get rid of them is to free them on streets , so these animals are in streets in these days blocking streets and mostly main point is they are eating plastic ,pieces of clothes and eating unhygienic food thrown by locals which are totally bad for their health.
    so now the final word is me and my some friends will do some for them to get rid of these things and live safe in our rescue center .
    But i think only me and some friends can’t do all these things for them without help from Nepalese peoples and mainly municipality and others interested peoples.
    Hope Dr. Shrijana Manandhar and others peoples how are interested in this work , anyone one can join me and send some comments in jenisbob@yahoo.com

  6. well…im really glad to see so many young people interested in the issue…..i literally used to break down when i see those cows and oxen chewing trashes for their survival…the innocence in their eyes reallyy got into my heart leaving me helpless……..i was restless ..really wanted to do something for them…but alone??…i was looking for someone who copuld help me..meanwhile a friend of mine…suman thapa came up with the idea..and i swear i was more than happy..and we decided to contribute to the issue…we hope we’ll succeed….guys u can join the cause…u r most welcome….hats off and thanks a lot suman…

  7. well…im really glad to see so many young people interested in the issue…..i literally used to break down when i see those cows and oxen chewing trashes for their survival…the innocence in their eyes reallyy got into my heart leaving me helpless……..i was restless ..really wanted to do something for them…but alone??…i was looking for someone who copuld help me..meanwhile a friend of mine…suman thapa came up with the idea..and i swear i was more than happy..and we decided to contribute to the issue…we hope we’ll succeed….email:your_homeiz@hotmail.comguys u can join the cause…u r most welcome….hats off and thanks a lot suman…

  8. Everyone but the animals are responsible . It is truly a most tragic scene . But then again , we as a ‘ Species ‘, have been annihilating everything within our world since we emerged unto this earth . The tragedy of or species is that : Instead of ” Evolving ” as a race & as a species – we are ‘ Digressing ‘ instead . Despite our ever evolving Technology , our “Humanity” has remained stagnant – which is the greatest of all ‘ human tragedies ‘ . Unless we can transcend our ‘ animal nature ‘ and transcend , from the ‘ monkeys’ that we are , our fate, our world and everything within it is doomed and lost. God help the innocent beasts of the earth .

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