Friday, July 8, 2016

How a dog lives in India? (Must read)

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Dogs are the best friends of humans and since history they have been a perfect choice for people especially because of their extra cute looks and their protection traits. Just like humans dog also has different traits and behavior which depends on the breed and type. For example Labrador breed is considered a fun loving and emotional dog and German shepherd is considered an aggressive guard dog. But Indian people have very less knowledge about these traits of dogs instead they choose dog according to its looks which basically depends on the level of cuteness or harshness. The dogs are much liked and loved when they are a puppy and hated and ignored when they grow up. 

Indian people don’t really have much time for their dogs which can be seen in most of the cases where the servants get the golden job of care and potty training. A dog is an animal and hence it is obvious that he cannot act and behave sensible like a human but still most of the Indian guardians expect a dog to behave like a gentle man since the day he enters the house. A dog entry in the house is just like an entry of a new bride who is welcomed and liked by some members and hated and disliked by some members. 

When the decision of having a dog is cooked by the children in a house some members support it and some don’t. In most of the cases fathers are against this very idea but sooner or later surrender in front of the kids. As i said above a dog is liked only when he is a puppy in most of the cases and hated as he gets older. As the puppy enters the house things start getting different on the first day itself. Although some weeks go easy and enjoyable as a cute little live soft toy cheers the house and the children also takes care of him very nicely but as the puppy starts taking shape of a dog, his needs and his potty habit becomes large and till that time the children who were so eager becomes dull and bored with their new live toy. Soon the rope of the dog gets the new hand of the servant who exerts his anger and irritation on the dog by either chaining him for long or by beating him which he usually do at the time of dog walk when owners are not present. 

A dog is just like a dumb handicapped child who cannot clean his potty by himself and cannot even get his food from the table so it’s obvious that he needs special care and when the family members get tired in taking care of the special one they deliver this load on the shoulders of the servant and it is a bitter reality that servant can never give the comfort to the dog and especially when the dog does not belong to him. Soon the time comes when servant run away and already busy family finds it difficult to manage the dog. The children who were so eager to get the dog earlier now find out excuses to ignore the dog and as the poor dog gets no attention he barks all the time, he shits wherever he wants and urinates wherever he desires and as the house gets dirty by this the anger of the head of the family usually gets raised up at a peak height. He beats the dog, yells at him and finds out ways to get rid of him. 

The neighbors, who were already jealous by the dog, dig out lame excuses to crack quarrels on the issue of dog. Some neighbors complain of barking and some of potty but in all this mess there is no one to support that poor dog who does not know the reason of quarrel. It has been seen that sometimes the most heinous human fights have happened on the issue of dog and in most of the cases such issues are only cooked by outsiders which include neighbors, strangers and even tenants. Although Section 11 (1) (a) to (o) of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 prescribes and enumerates different forms of cruelty to animals but still the common Indian people do not have any information of the same. most of the time it has been seen that dog owners face unwanted harassment and threatening for having dogs besides the fact that anyone who threatens or intimidates any person taking care of dogs is liable for criminal intimidation under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and can be arrested without a warrant but still lack of unawareness creates a scary situation for dog owners who gets unwanted humiliation from dog haters. 

The interesting fact is that most of the dog haters basically does not hate the stray dogs as much as the they hate their neighbors dog as seeing the neighbor having the one creates an incurable jealousy and hatred which causes unwanted tension in them. Although there are many people who hate stray dogs and are prone to throwing stones on them with the excuse of rabies but still there are also many who adopt stray dogs. As the dogs get older they even face sickness and disease and this is the only time when most of the dogs are thrown out of the houses. Some pet owners tap their back by saying that they have given their dearest dog to the adoption centers but the reality of most of the adoption centers is as scary as some aggressive dog. 

Most of these centers do have a very catchy and caring websites but the real atmosphere is opposite of the virtual atmosphere they disclose. Most of these adoption centers fetch dogs just like a bunch of herds and treat them just like an ignorant teacher who throws the lecture without even knowing the subject. The thing is people love dogs but not as a creature but as a toy and the haters hate dog as they consider dog as a burden and not as a creature. Until and unless these two mindsets change dog will be compelled to live on the old basic Indian theory “DHOBI KA KUTTA GHAR KA NA GHAT KA”...

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