The Lagos State Government has said it is ready to start prosecuting owners of stray animals especially the owners of those that wonder on major roads. According to the government these animals cause accidents, spread diseases to citizens and this will no longer be tolerated. In a statement issued by the state Ministry of Agriculture, the Government explained what they intend to start doing;
”In spite of government’s concern and awareness campaign on the danger posed by these stray animals in the society, the menace is still on the rise.
”Apart from causing accidents on our roads, these stray animals can also spread contagious diseases such as anthrax, rabies, tuberculosis and other ailments that could lead to death.