This footage shows the corpses of poor pooches being thrown into mass graves after they were poisoned in killings reportedly ordered by government officials.
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The 40 dogs were filmed being disposed of in Siddipet in the central Indian state of Telangana while the 30 dogs that were buried in a mass grave were recorded in Vikarabad in the same state last week.
After animal activists filed a complaint, four municipal officials in Siddipet were reportedly suspended over the alleged poisoning of nearly 78 dogs after another 38 were found dumped over the weekend, according to reports.
It is unclear whether the Vikarabad authorities are taking action over the burial of 30 dogs in the district.
The Siddipet incident was filmed by an animal activist identified as Vidya who claims that the council ordered the slaughter of the animals to curb the problem of strays in the area.
Vidya, a member of the Compassionate Society for Animals (CSA), said: “Of the 40 dogs dead, I regularly used to feed three dogs which belonged to our area.
“I couldn’t find any of the animals in the locality and that’s when one of the residents here told me that they saw workers picking dogs from around the area.
“I spotted the truck that was carrying the dead animals. They told me that the permission was given by the civic body.
“They didn’t even spare the little ones which were just a few months old.”
According to local media, the dog remains were removed and taken for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.
The same team reportedly found another 38 corpses at the same location, believed to have been dumped several days previously.
Last week in Vikarabad, an animal activist filmed 30 dogs being buried in a mass grave.
The incident has also been reported, but there have been no updates on whether the Vikarabad authorities are taking any action over the matter.
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