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Sikkim govt bans killing of animals during Dalai Lama's visit

December 13, 2010

Gangtok Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 (PTI)
The Dalai Lama

The Sikkim government has banned the killing of animals, fowl and fish during the visit of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, between December 15 to 17.

Special permits will be issued to individuals or government organisations intending to import meat, except poultry from outside the state for marriage and social ceremonies, according to a circular issued by the animal husbandry, livestock fisheries, veterinary services department.

Special permits will also be issued for feeding carnivores at the Himalayan Zoological Park at Bulbulay.
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