Mega City! Ambode To Start Prosecuting Owners Of Stray Animals

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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.

”The state government is concerned and will no longer
tolerate the culture of releasing cattles at night along major roads and
highways in the metropolis, ” it said.
The statement urged residents not to panic but move to a safe
place when they come across stray animals such as cows, horses, dogs, pigs,
rams, goats, monkeys and others.
”Residents can call any of the following dedicated lines for
immediate response if accosted by any stray animals; 08077775657, 08057761762,
07033348402 and 08023934920.

”Together we can make Lagos a safe place, if we all say no
to stray animal on our roads, and save lives, ” it said.

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