Needles used to paralyse 23 dogs, several cats

2017-07-16 23:53:36

Animal activists expressed outraged today after a video of at least 23 dogs and several cats being stabbed with what looked like needles containing a toxic substance of some sort by persons inside the process of the University of Moratuwa, went viral on social media last Saturday (15).

A student of the Moratuwa University had released three video recordings which appeared to show the university authorities sticking needles into these animals thereby rending them unconscious, however he was allegedly pressurized by the authorities to remove the videos, it was reported.

Groups of animal rights activists, with the support of university students had recovered 10 cats and two dogs on Sunday (16) evening buried in a pit in a land in Homagama.

Animal rights activists who had discovered the dead animals, charged that the animals were injected with “Ketamine”, a chemical that causes paralysis in animals, but the authorities had mistakenly overdosed the cats and dogs leading few to the deaths of these animals.

It was also revealed that the dogs that had been killed within the confines of the Moratuwa University had been sterilized two weeks before by the students who had paid a veterinarian to attend to them with their own funds.

According to the students a similar incident had taken place at the Sri Jayewardenepura University a few months back where upto 100 stray cats and dogs were rounded up by the university authorities and taken away allegedly to be gotten rid of at another location. They further claimed that the university authorities had threatened some of the students with suspension if news of this was leaked to the media. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 8

  • ANTON Monday, 17 July 2017 07:26


    Reply : 4       7

    Dave Goonawardena Monday, 17 July 2017 07:48

    Well , this is what you can expect from humans of a lowerspecies of animals . Those responsible can be prosecuted under the law . This country will never learn .

    Reply : 7       20

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 17 July 2017 08:51

    The treatment of minorities goes on even with animals. So when will this Sinhalese hegemony end and what point?

    Reply : 31       15

    Rasheed Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:09

    What minoroty have to do with this. It is the sinhalese who have killed the animal.

    Reply : 2       0

    GodSave Sri Lanka Monday, 17 July 2017 09:03

    Oh God...please save Sri Lanka from these so called people. I am sure KARMA will hit back on these pundits who arranged this massive massacre.

    Reply : 5       21

    keith Anderson Monday, 17 July 2017 09:54

    Save these dogs and create a Rabies Epidemic

    Reply : 23       15

    Professor J.Jinadasa Monday, 17 July 2017 21:57

    Good show, all stray dogs must be killed , there need not e a human way. Moratuwa University must be commended for the good work done.

    Reply : 9       6

    kondaya77 Monday, 17 July 2017 22:38

    Animal rights advocates ? Who feeds these unfortunate animals? Sterilize these animals and prevent rabies.

    Reply : 1       11

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