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Pamela comes to rescue Mumbai stray dogs

india Updated: Jan 16, 2009 12:55 IST
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Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson has come to the rescue of stray dogs after she learnt that the civic authorities under the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act can kill stray dogs if they are causing "nuisance".

Anderson, in a letter to Municipal Commissioner Jairaj Phatak, said that she has learnt from an Indian NGO, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), that street dogs of Mumbai may be caught and cruelly killed.

"It is well established that killing stray dogs is not a permanent solution to control their population. According to studies conducted by World Health Organisation (WHO), mass sterilisation of stray animals is the most viable solution to nuisance and health concerns in addition to being more humane," Anderson said in a letter.

She also asked to promote a sterilisation programme for stray animals. All dogs adopted or purchased from animal shelters and pet shops be sterilised. Anderson said that the animal sex trade perpetrated by dog breeders and pet shops is a part of the problem and curbing it will help end animal overpopulation.

Lastly, she concluded, saying that she expects that a progressive action would be taken on this issue and would discuss on it during her next visit to India.