Kerala's Leading Businessman Goes on Hunger Strike Against Street Dogs

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Kerala's Leading Businessman Goes on Hunger Strike Against Street Dogs

Several people hold protests and demand action against street dogs.

Thiruvananthapuram:  Amidst 'Boycott Kerala Tourism' campaign led by animal lovers, Kerala's leading industrialist Kochouseph Chittilappilly undertook a day-long hunger strike today demanding action against street dogs.

"Human life is more precious than the dogs" was one of the statements made by the industrialist. Supported by anti-street dog protesters, several dog bite victims narrated their dreadful experiences.

"This protest is just a beginning. If the state government does not take any action against street dogs, we will strengthen this street-dogs free movement", Mr Chittilappilly said.

Mr Chittilappilly even criticised the state police chief for saying that he would take action against those who were killing street dogs against the law. Soon after the top cop's statement, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala had also countered the stand saying, "No police action will be taken against those who are killing dangerous dogs."

Meanwhile, protesters did not allow a 30-year-old man who was semi-paralysed by an accident at a theme park run by the industrialist, to meet Mr Chittilappilly. Vijesh Vijayan has asked the industrialist that if he was so concerned about human life, why he wasn't compensated and his treatment taken care of after the accident by the industrialist.

The founder of V-Guard Industries had earlier said that the accident was not out of theme park's negligence but it was Mr Vijayan who dived into a no-dive zone and on humanitarian grounds was given an amount as compensation. The case is still pending in the high court and before a consumer court.

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