10-02-2013, 10:20 PM
Leopard Hanged in Assam :
[ul][li]The villagers claimed that they had informed the forest department but its personnel took too long to get to the site and they had no other choice but to kill the leopard to prevent further attacks by the animal.[/li][li]Assam has seen a rise in animal attacks on people over the past few years, and the people who once revered the animals have started to kill them out of anger and fear.[/li][/ul]
[ul][li]There are no official statistics on the death of leopards at the hands of human beings, but unofficial reports put the figure at around 70 between 2005 and 2011.[/li][li]The highest number of leopards killed was in 2008, with Aaranyak, a leading wildlife NGO putting the toll that year at 29. [/li][li]In 2011, seven leopards were killed in Dibrugarh alone.[/li][/ul]
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