Dog order

There is no Supreme Court order that makes the person who feeds stray dogs liable for their bite

Publish is widely shared claiming that according to a Supreme Court order, if a stray dog ​​bites a human, the person feeding that dog must bear the cost of treatment and compensation. Let’s check the assertion made in the message.

To claim: According to the Supreme Court order, if a stray dog ​​bites a human, the person feeding that dog must bear the cost of treatment and compensation.

Do: The Supreme Court has rendered no such judgment. The stray dog ​​bite compensation case is still pending. As of September 20, 2022, Kerala is the only state in the country that compensates victims of stray dog ​​bites. However, compensation is provided by local governments. Therefore, the claim made in the message is MISLEADING

We searched the Internet with relevant keywords and found no Supreme Court orders. Also, a Supreme Court order on September 09, 2022 at Animal Welfare Council of India Vs People for the Elimination of Stray Problems asked the Siri Jagan Committee to file the status report regarding the stray dog ​​bite compensation issue at least 7 days before the next court date, September 29, 2022.

Also, according to reports from Indian Express and India today, Kerala is the only state in India to have a committee (Siri Jagan Committee) to decide on compensation for stray dog ​​bite cases. Compensation will be paid by the local government depending on the nature of the injuries and the severity of the accident caused by a stray dog.

To sum up, there is no Supreme Court ruling that says the person feeding the stray dog ​​is liable in case of dog bites.