He said that a social media campaign had been launched claiming that street dogs are to be killed.
Activists disturbed by reports of attempts to kill street dogs have urged the public to take photographs of anyone seen rounding up dogs on the street.
Mustapha insisted that the allegation that he was involved in moves to kill stray dogs is an attempt to create racial disharmony as he is a Muslim.
The Minister said that on the contrary his Ministry is taking measures to ensure animals are taken care of by law. (Colombo Gazette)