Congress slams Goa govt for listing peacock as nuisance animal

The Goa unit of Congress today said the BJP-led state government’s decision to include the national bird, peacock, in the list of nuisance animals was suicidal and against ecology.

“It is a nuisance that you want to kill the national bird and also do away with the state animal (Indian Bison). This means you want to kill the ecology and the wildlife,” Goa Congress chief Luizinho Faleiro said here today.

Agriculture Minister Ramesh Tawadkar yesterday announced that peacock and bison have been classified as ‘vermin’ (nuisance animals) as they damage crops.

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar had said during the session that monkeys and few other animals would be declared as vermin as they damage the crops, and even cases of monkey fever had been reported in the state.

-More at DeccanHearld

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