There’s a constant battle almost every day between animal lovers who love feeding the strays and other residents who do not feel safe when strays are in proximity to their residential area. The argument between these two groups of people mostly turns into a nasty fight.
Most of the time local residents end up penalizing or obstructing animal lovers for going out of their way to look after a stray in their locality.
Recently, three dog lovers in Delhi, India filed a petition against the Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA) in Vasant Kunj an area in Delhi for objecting to feed the stray canines.
This case was taken to the Delhi High Court (HC). The High Court came up with a solution by asking everyone involved in the case to choose a spot that can be used for feeding or taking care of the strays.
Many individuals or animal lovers in the city of Delhi have faced harassment or have been discouraged while they were out feeding a stray in their locality. Animal lovers and activists have thanked the Delhi High Court for allocating a spot to feed and take care of the strays.
While speaking to Hindustan Times, Head of “Bowl of Life” NGO, Anuradha Sehgal stated that it is hard to believe that RWA blames people who look after the strays. Most of the people who feed the strays do it at their own expense. She further stated that it is every individual’s duty to look after the well-being of the strays.
Anuradha mentioned that it is extremely sad that society does not accept people who look after the voiceless. She also mentioned that Delhi High Court’s order is a good option and should be implemented everywhere.
Many residents also have problems with canines messing the place after having food. Due to which many animal lovers feel that it is better to have a designated place to feed the canines. Having a specific place to feed the canines will allow them to do their duty without anyone interfering or interrupting them.