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Delhi government unveil first policy on animal welfare

Delhi government unveil first policy on animal welfare

Delhi government has unveiled Animal Health and Welfare Policy 2018 which envisions a PG Hostel for disowned cows and also a hospital for each ward.

According to the draft, Delhi’s Animal Husbandry department will be renamed as Animal Health and Welfare Department.

Highlights of the Animal Health Policy

There will be cattle hostels in each ward as Delhi government is planning to build 272 animal hospitals.

It has identified a site in Southwest Delhi for a modern state of the art Gaushala cum old age home for the elderly who want to serve cows, a concept that has met some success in Gujarat.

It will also tag pets and animals and fit a chip to check the location and health of animals.

It also calls for birth control for monkey and stray dogs.

A helpline for distressed animal and birds will also be made available.

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