You must have heard of the ruckus created over the killing of a dog by one PhD researcher at his hostel room in Jawaharlal Nehru University along with two of his friends and a group of animal rights activists marching inside the JNU campus seeking punishment against the "animal rights abuser".
According to the Indian Express report, the incident occurred around 2 am on the morning of 8 July, 2008 (my birthday!). The report said a complaint was made to the JNU authorities, and the student was fined Rs. 2,000 for torturing and killing the dog and had been expelled from the hostel. I don't think the student was fined because he and his friends tortured and killed the dog. I don't think they tortured the dog either. By most probability he was fined because of the presence of two of his other friends in his hostel room.
According to some JNU students, when the student opened his door after being asked, the dog was lying dead in a pool of blood with its head smashed with iron rods and and its limbs dismembered.
The funny part of the report was that the scholar in his letter of apology to the authorities put forth "self-defense" as the reason as the motive for the killing. Well, that's bullshit, especially for dog-eaters from North East India (not all the people from the Northeast consume dog-meat though. Even many individuals of a supposedly dog-eating communities do not eat it). The bottom-line for the killing was this - they meant to eat the dog! LMAO! I just can't stop laughing at the excuse word used - self-defense. :-D
I am wondering whether they are really professional dog killers. I am not either! I have never killed or try to kill one in my lifetime as yet. But yes, I find dog meat really tasty. Of course there is a certain way of preparing and cooking it. Do you know that Dog Meat is one of the most expensive meat in some part of the Northeast is considered such a delicacy that most preferred it over other meat such as beef, pork, chicken or fish? :-D
I found this email message I received from one Northeast guy in response to the incident at JNU really interesting (no comments though):
I protest the way in which the dog was killed. They should have used a solid iron rod, not a hollow one. Their style of killing was sloppy, the most ethical and efficient method is for one person to grab the muzzle of the dog-this prevents the dog from whining and minimizes the chance of being bitten. Only one swift blow to the head is normally required. Never do this in an inebriated state. Drink the whiskey after the dog is in the pressure cooker.
In an emergency, fill a bucket with water and dunk the head of the dog in the bucket. Hold on tight and beware of flying shit. This emergency method is very messy, i advise drinking the whiskey before the dog is in the pressure cooker.
As for the cooking part, I find the Hmars' traditional method of cooking dog meat the best (though I haven't tasted those prepared by other communities or other countries). The aroma is great, well-cooked and chilly hot. Yummy! Just thinking of it is making my mouth watery!!
Going back to the JNU dog incident, group of animal rights activists (Welfare and Protection of Animals) marched inside the JNU campus on July 16, demanding punishment against the PhD scholar and alleging that he did it for fun. I don't think the killing of the dog was part of any fun at all. As mentioned earlier, the only logical reason for the killing was to consume it.
Stray dogs in the capital city is increasingly turning into a menace for the city. Last year, the Delhi High Court even directed the City Government and civic bodies to take steps to clear parks, roads and streets of them. One Municipal Councilor from New Delhi also proposed before a standing committee to send Delhi's half a million stray dogs to Korea, as they are fond of dog meat.
Why Korea when you can send them to a nearer location, that too inside India itself! Why not select the sterilized and immunized stray dogs from the capital city and export them over to some of the States in the Northeast where they considered it a delicacy and where there is already a shortage of it due to which the price has also risen? Saying that, if there is a breeding house for dog, it will really be profitable. Also, if there is slaughter house for pig, cow, chicken, and fish, why not state-of-the-art slaughter house for dog?
And I just can't stop laughing at this candlelight rally at Jantar Mantar against the killing of a stray dog by a student in JNU on July 7.
WTF! Candlelight Rally for the killing of the dog at JNU! LMAO!
What about holding a Candlelight Rally for the killed innocent civilians by the Indian Army and Insurgent groups in the Northeast?