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Two months after tigress T-1, better known as Avni, was put down in Maharashtra by hired hunters on suspicions of having turned into a man-eater, the state animal welfare board has decided contract killing of ‘problematic’ animals will no longer be given to recreational or trophy hunters.(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

After tigress Avni’s death, Maharashtra to stop hiring hunters to kill animals

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 07:47 AM IST
A resolution to this effect was passed by the board of 20 members, chaired by BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, during its meeting last month after advocate and member Ambika Hiranandani raised the issue.
One of India's most high-profile tiger hunts in decades ended November 2, 2018, when the mother of two 10-month old cubs — known to hunters as T1 but Avni to wildlife lovers — was shot dead in the jungles of Maharashtra, after being suspected of becoming a man-eater.(AFP)
One of India's most high-profile tiger hunts in decades ended November 2, 2018, when the mother of two 10-month old cubs — known to hunters as T1 but Avni to wildlife lovers — was shot dead in the jungles of Maharashtra, after being suspected of becoming a man-eater.(AFP)

After tigress Avni’s death, Maharashtra to stop hiring hunters to kill ‘problematic’ animals

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 12:42 AM IST
A resolution to this effect was passed by the state animal welfare board, chaired by BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, during its meeting last month
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