The Indian state of Nagaland has banned the dog meat business

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 The northeastern Indian state of Nagaland has banned the sale of dog meat. Animal rights groups have welcomed the move.

 The northeastern state has decided to ban the dog meat business following campaigns and demands from animal welfare groups.

 These groups have hailed the state's decision as a turning point in ending dog abuse in India.

 However, some civil society groups have strongly criticized the ban, saying it is an attack on food and drink in the state.

 In many parts of India, eating dog meat is illegal, but some communities in the Northeast consider it healthy.

 The Indian state of Nagaland has banned the sale, trade and marketing of dog meat.

 In a tweet on Friday, Chief Secretary Timjan Toye called it a wise decision by the state cabinet, but did not elaborate on how the government would enforce the ban.

 According to Indian media, the ban was imposed after pictures of dogs in sacks at an animal market began circulating on social media and the public expressed outrage.

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 On Thursday, the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations (FIAPO) said it was in a "terrible state" when dogs were slaughtered illegally in a market, with their meat tied in sacks for consumption. I was shocked and frightened when I saw him waiting.

 The group called on the Nagaland government to immediately ban the sale of dog meat.

 The FIAPO, along with the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), is one of several animal rights organizations that led a campaign against the sale of dog meat in Nagaland.

 The Human Society International (HSI) has been campaigning for years to shut down the dog meat business in India. He welcomed the decision of the Nagaland government.

 Alokparna Sengupta, Managing Director, HSI, said: It is a turning point.

 The HSI says an estimated 30,000 dogs are brought to Nagaland illegally each year, where they are sold at an animal market and "beaten to death with wooden sticks."

 Earlier this year, the northeastern state of Mizoram amended the law to take the first step towards ending the sale of dogs. To do this, they removed the dog from the list of suitable animals to be slaughtered.

 Although the dog is not widely used in food, it is eaten in many other countries, including China, South Korea and Thailand.

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