AK Saseendran | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Wayanad: Forest minister AK Saseendran on Friday claimed that the wild animal attacks reported in the state were due to the increase in the number of wild animals beyond the capacity of the forest.
Talking to media persons, the minister said that Kerala will file a petition in the Supreme Court seeking wild animal birth control.
Efforts to prevent wild animal attacks are not effective, Saseendran said. Even though the forest officers are taking several actions, the increase in the number of wild animals is a problem, the minister added.
The wild animals are reportedly coming to human settlements in search of prey and the government has not yet ruled out it, he pointed out.
The minister also claimed that the number of monkeys has increased and sterilisation activities would be intensified to control this.