Stray Dog Menace in Kerala: Celebrities React
Stray Dog Menace in Kerala: Celebrities ReactFacebook

With the increasing number of stray dog attacks in Kerala, celebrities, politicians and socialites are getting involved in expressing their views on the matter.

While many support the government's decision to cull the rabid animals that attack kids and poor people on streets, others are opposed to it. 


Kollywood super hero Vishal is the latest celeb, who has come forward to save stray dogs in Kerala. He is said to go on a hunger strike during an event in Valluvar Kottam in Chennai on Saturday, 25 July. The event has been organised by the People For Cattle India.

A photo, in which the actor is seen holding a poster "Stop Killing Dogs", has been doing the rounds on social media. 


In his recent blog post titled "Canine Conundrum", Mollywood superstar Mohanlal has also expressed his opinion on the matter. The "Drishyam" actor, who is a dog lover and owns four canines, claimed many are not even realising human beings are the sole reason behind the rising number of stray dogs.

Mohanlal Responds on Kerala's Stray Dog Menace

"We are the ones who feed these dogs with the wastes irresponsibly thrown to the streets. We are feeding them on streets like we feed them at home. The dogs grow in numbers just because of us and we discuss whether to kill them or not," Mohanlal wrote on his blog.

Read Mohanlal's full Blog HERE

Shashi Tharoor

A group of social media users launched "Worldwide Boycott Kerala Movement 2015" on social media platforms to boycott the state and boycott its products until the government stopped killing dogs. However, claiming that these campaigns are launched based on misinformation, another online petition called "Stop the hate campaign against Kerala" was also launched on website.

Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor has shared the petition on his official Twitter handle claiming that the stray dog issue cannot be a reason to hate Kerala.

Ranjini Haridas

Earlier, television anchor Ranjini Haridas and many other activists had come forward in support of animals, and even met with Panchayat members in Ernakulam that resulted in chaos. After the meeting video went viral, she was also criticised by many for not thinking about the life of kids, who are been attacked by stray dogs. 

"It is the common people, who suffer due to the attack by street dogs, people like you travelling in AC cars and aeroplanes each time can support them, as you are not even seeing any of them," a Facebook user posted on her page.

Meeting Results in Chaos between TV Anchor Ranjini Haridas and Panchayat Presidents [VIDEO]

The anchor-turned-actress has also been sharing posts on the stray dog issue on social media. 

A warning letter was sent by the AWBI on the 30th of June 2015 informing the Kerala state Government of the rules ,laws...

Posted by Ranjini Haridas on Friday, 10 July 2015

AWBI Chairman's letter to the Kerala CM pointing out that their all party decision taken to cull all aggresive stray...

Posted by Ranjini Haridas on Friday, 10 July 2015

Raai Laxmi

South Indian actress Raai Laxmi's Facebook post "Saddest new again culling of stray dogs in Kerala wonder wats happening in GOD'S OWN COUNTRYhating humans now" sparked debate on social media and many asked her to take care of all violent animals instead of hating human beings. 

Saddest new again culling of stray dogs in Kerala wonder wats happening in GOD'S OWN COUNTRYhating humans now

Posted by Raai Laxmi on Thursday, 16 July 2015

Kochouseph Chittilappilly

Philanthropist and businessman Kochouseph Chittilappilly has also openly expressed his opinion on the matter and supported the government's decision to cull violent animals. However, many allege that the amusement park "Wonderla" owner might have some hidden business agenda.

Dear friends, I would like to call your kind attention to the 'Boycott Kerala' hate campaign being taken out by stray...

Posted by Kochouseph Chittilappilly on Thursday, 23 July 2015

Jude Anthany Joseph

In an open letter to animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi, "Om Shanti Oshana" director Jude Anthany Joseph had requested the union minister "to inform the mad dogs not to hurt human beings."

Dear Menaka Gandhi, I really appreciate ur effort to protect the animals especially the mad stray dogs in Kerala and I...

Posted by Jude Anthany Joseph on Saturday, 13 June 2015

Actor Sibiraj

Actor Sibiraj voices out on Mass Culling of Dogs in Kerala !!Mr. Sibiraj will fast along with Animal Activists of...

Posted by People For Cattle In India - PFCI on Thursday, 23 July 2015

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