Manipur dog trainer Nongmeikapam Jotin has not only been training dogs but has been running a campaign for the last eighteen years to stop people of his home State from consuming dog meat. He had been successful in establishing a strong bond of dogs with its owners.
Jotin had first started a campaign ‘Hui Chaba Toklase’ (Let’s stop eating dogs and save them) way back in 2001. As per reports, his reason behind his noble mission had been the death of his first dog Mera. After the death of his first dog, Jotin brought another dog and named it Jone and together the duo had been changing the hearts of many dog meat eaters in the State over the years to stop the cruel practice and appreciate the loyalty of man’s best animal friend.
Jotin had been training various dogs in his dog training centre, Jone Dog Care Centre. He was not much successful initially in his noble mission, but did not give up, and continued to spread his message through pamphlets and organizing dog shows.
Jotin took Jone to various dog meat shops across the State and the dog performed many cute stunts such as saluting people, crawling and bowing at them that made people stop consuming dog meat and truly appreciate a dog’s loyalty and unconditional love. Jotin’s main mission now is to showcase the hidden talents of local dogs in Manipur.