Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has now taken up the cause of rescuing the city’s strays. In an emotional and no-words-minced letter to MCGM commissioner Jairaj Phatak, Anderson has urged the authorities to promote a sterilisation programme for dogs instead of killing them. Take a look at what the MCGM Commissioner Dr. Jairaj Pathak has to say when the media asked him that Pamela Anderson wanted to meet the civic chief on the issue. The letter was dispatched to Phatak’s office after Pamela Anderson came to know from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) about the pending proposal for killing “nuisance strays’ ‘ in Mumbai. Anderson cited studies performed by the Animal Welfare Board of India and the World Health Organisation, which found that programmes promoting spaying and neutering are more humane and effective in addressing community concerns about stray dogs. Interestingly, the Peta activist is also planning to meet Phatak later this year to discuss the issue. MCGM Commissioner Dr. Jairaj Pathak confirmed that he had received the letter which talks about promoting sterilisation of stray dogs. However, stated that outsiders can’t tell them what to do and what not to do as the conditions and laws here are different than theirs. When asked about here visit to MCGM, the Commissioner stated that they would be welcomed like any other foreign delegates. With cameraperson Dhanse Mehboob, Rajeev Mishra for NMTV News.
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