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You are the DM of Rampur. The issue of stray dogs has created a lot of controversy in the area. After several incidents of dog-biting in the area, people have taken several radical decisions to fight the menace of stray dogs. There have been instances where stray dogs have been tortured by the people. Several local vigilante groups have started distributing airguns to the people at subsidized rates to kill stray dogs. The National Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of media reports on the stray dog menace and observed that "prima facie, it is of the view that Human Rights should weigh above animal rights in a situation where human lives are at risk due to attack by animals"
On the other hand, several international NGOs including PETA have filed a petition in the Supreme Court to provide protection to the stray dogs.
a. Identify the stakeholders and the ethical issues involved in the case.
b. What measures will you take to amicably solve the issue of stray dogs considering all parties involved?GS Paper 4 Case Studies