Corporation Keen on Tackling Pig Menace

TAMIL NADU, INDIA - The Tiruchi Corporation plans to approach the courts to get a directive on tackling the health hazard posed by stray pigs in the city, said Corporation Commissioner T. T. Balsamy.
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Since there is Supreme Court verdict against shooting down pigs, the Corporation has been hard-pressed to find a way out. Despite repeated warnings, people rearing pigs were not moving away from the city.

There is no other option but to initiate criminal action against those rearing pigs in the interest of public health, reports The Hindu. "We have decided to take the issue to the court and explain the situation so that a suitable directive could be obtained," Mr.Balsamy said responding to a flurry of complaints from councillors over the pig menace during an ordinary meeting of the Corporation Council here on Thursday.

The Commissioner said he has already held discussions with the government pleaders and hoped that the problem would be brought to an end soon. A section of the councillors also urged the Corporation to confiscate the stray cattle in the City.

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