Jaipur: The brutal attack on an 11-year-old child by the dog Pitbull on Monday raised concerns about the legal formulations regarding the keeping of such breeds in the home. While a license is currently required from a municipal corporation, no breeds of dogs have been banned or rules have been put in place to prevent owners from keeping them as pets.
Pit bull, rottweiler, doberman are considered dangerous breeds that can attack even the owners. Some states have banned these dogs as pets, but Jaipur has not. As such cases are increasing, there is now a need to enact a corresponding law. Sheel Dhabai, Mayor of JMC-Greater, said she had been proactive in raising awareness about dog registration. “Since I’ve been mayor, my goal has been to increase the number of dog registrations. We have instructed all commissioners and officials to keep an eye on such races. We are currently considering changing the law to keep such dangerous breeds in town. “
Similar views were taken by JMC Heritage Mayor Munesh Gurjar, who said instructions have already been given to all DCs to check that such breeds are kept indoors and to take action if owners have not registered them. She said they are considering enacting laws regarding such races.
JMC’s board of directors can make changes to the law to prevent people from keeping such pets, especially in homes. In addition, many dog fights are organized in Haryana and Punjab, including the Ganganagar and Hanumangarh districts of Rajasthan. These dog fights are illegal for which wild dogs are trained.
Virendra Bahrdhwaj, secretary of the Kennel Club of Rajasthan, said, “In small homes, people prefer toy breeds like beagles, pugs, but some first-time pet owners buy such dangerous breeds to show off. Many people also train them for dog fighting in Ganganagar and Hanumangarh. “