TNN | Jun 17, 2014, 06.12PM IST
INDORE: Declining population of vultures could be one of the reasons behind increasing incidents of dog bites as per a study by Bird Life International, an organisation working for conservation of birds and their habitats.
Citing the findings of report, environmentalists pointed out that the fewer vultures has resulted in an increase in number of feral dogs around carcass dumps. The decline in population of vultures has left many carcasses for dogs, which makes them wild and go on a biting spree.
Ornithologist Ajay Gadikar said in past few months several incidents have been reported in which group of dogs have attacked children and injured them seriously. Last year, a child from Ujjain was killed in Indore after a dog bit him. "All this show changing behaviour of dogs," said Gadikar adding that stray dogs, which were mostly fed leftover food, now eat animal carcasses also.