Dog meat sold with venison

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Flesh of dogs was mixed with venison and other wild animals in Hambantota, officials of the Wildlife Conservation Department said.

Ranger W.A. Gunatunga said organised gangs were killing the drought stricken wild animals that flock to the tanks in search of water. He said venison was a savoury among pilgrims and tourists and that the racketeers had taken its advantage.

He said the heads and offal of dogs killed had been found in the Damana tank reservation area.

Gunatunga said it was not easy to distinguish the flesh of dogs and venison when mixed.  

“Information has been received that venison had been sold in the Hambantota, Ambalantota and Hungama areas and the Department has initiated investigations,” he said.

Wildlife Conservation officials requested the pilgrims to Kataragama and tourists to refrain from consuming meat supplied by hunters.  (Sanath Gamage)





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  • Tribunal Thursday, 02 October 2014 07:11 PM

    Balu Mas kaapu Ballo .

    DogPerson Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:22 AM

    I think u refer to the first one where we can see the head of a dog. That is really disturbing.. so is the picture of the paws of the dog. I could only think about my dog when i saw this pic and It just feels so bad.

    sobers Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:34 AM

    Bodu bala Sena should act on this issue as pilgrims too are consuming meat.

    Gamini Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:48 AM

    This is wonder of Asia. Wana sathunge mas kaapu ewunta Honda wade.

    Janaka Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:48 AM

    In Sri Lanka humans are not safe, how can animals be safe.
    Janaka

    Retired Ranger Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:22 PM

    In 1960 the flesh of wild animals was sent to the Govt. Analyst for identification. Has this procedure been abandoned?

    Nimal Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:27 PM

    Soon they will sell human flesh. Faithful pilgrims will eat tasty meat. Decade ago one restaurant did that. accidentally some one found a part of a human thumb served meat dish on the table. This was a famous story those days.

    sri Thursday, 02 October 2014 03:09 PM

    There are many chinese working in hambantota can understand why dogs killed there

    mount Thursday, 02 October 2014 03:24 PM

    ALL MEAT ARE GOOD OR ALL MEAT ARE BAD.

    Mac Be Thursday, 02 October 2014 03:31 PM

    Dog meat to create Ebola in SL.

    meatlover Thursday, 02 October 2014 07:11 AM

    That's the most disgusting story I have read in a while. The photo is incredibly disturbing.

    The God Father Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:31 AM

    May be a strategy to get rid of the stray dogs, wonder what happened to those disappeared humans?

    weera Thursday, 02 October 2014 07:11 AM

    Pilgrims are eating the meat of innocent animals. Hard to understand why they go on a pilgrimage.

    cyril Thursday, 02 October 2014 03:22 PM

    Shame, shame, these so called pilgrims who relish venison should not be called pilgrims at all.

    Jayam Friday, 03 October 2014 12:41 PM

    All criminals are from Hambantota.

    nl Thursday, 02 October 2014 12:54 PM

    Street dogs cannot find thats good via DM Android App

    Manoj Thursday, 02 October 2014 07:25 AM

    Food for thought for those craving for the taste of meat

    Sammy Friday, 03 October 2014 05:38 AM

    Another Chinese influence.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 02 October 2014 07:58 AM

    Of course that is why yakkos are found only in the south.

    ubc Friday, 03 October 2014 06:04 AM

    [quote name="sobers"]Bodu bala Sena should act on this issue as pilgrims too are consuming meat.[/quote]

    They have more important work than this (If you know what I mean)

    vegitarian Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:03 AM

    What is the big difference, If you can eat one you can eat the other.

    MW Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:04 AM

    so what is the big deal if they can't distinguish the difference ! just eat !

    antonsunil77a Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:07 AM

    Hambantota has gone the dogs way


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