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Woman Eaten Alive By Stray Dogs

| by Nicholas Roberts
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A 65-year-old Indian woman was mauled to death by a pack of nearly 100 stray dogs as she went to visit her local beach.

The woman, Siluvamma, was walking on a beach in Kerala when the pack of dogs set her in their sights, according to The Hindu.

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The pack of dogs also chased away and attacked locals who tried to help Siluvamma, including her own son, Selvan, who had to jump into the sea to escape.

"My mother went to the beach at night. As she did not return, I went out searching for her. What I saw was shocking. She was being attacked by over 100 stray dogs. She was bleeding all over the body," Selvan later told reporters.

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The issue of stray dog populations has become contentious in Kerala, where there has been an increase in the number of similar attacks in recent years.

According to the Daily Mail, one angry resident told an Indian broadcasting station, "We have lost all our patience as the authorities are hanging on to some obscure law which says dogs cannot be eliminated. Are we inferior to these dogs?"

The government staged a mass killing of around 50,000 dogs in 2015, despite international outrage, the Daily Mail reports.

Sources: The Hindu, Daily Mail / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons