Animal sacrifice for the purpose of religion, food, pride and worship needs to be ban in Nepal and India at once. The UN affiliated OIPA: Indian People for Animals with Animal Welfare Party, moving hard to oppose animal sacrifice in India and Nepal.
- Abhishek kadian, Media Adviser to OIPA in India.
- Sukanya Kadian, Programme Director
This example seemed to be a version of Satanism, but major religions including all Islamic and some Hindu groups still have animal sacrifices.
Personally, I don't have any tolerance for religions that still demand animal sacrifice. I feel that such practices should be strictly banned and that the religions have to reform themselves where necessary.
But this is a discussion question so let's hear your analysis........where as Gandhian Ideologist, Philosopher and social reformer Naresh Kadian, representative of the International Organisation for Animal Protection - OIPA in India and founder chairman, People for Animals (PFA) Haryana be ready to change his Hindu religion and searching other religion where animals sacrifice are not appreciated / due respect given to the animals to live their natural span of life.
We want Deletion of this section from the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 :
28. Saving as respects manner of killing prescribed by religion : Nothing contained in this Act shall render it an offense to kill any animal in a manner required by the religion of any community. I know that you have power to issue ordinance to ban animal sacrifice in all Hindu's temples in India, hence we expect this ordinance now from your good self...........His Excellency the President of India.
Why animal sacrifices?
It is amazing that in this modern age, the relationship of a human being and his God should still be measured in terms of an exchange or barter: you give something and you get something back. This is the underlying principle of animal sacrifice.
It is another matter that no religion in the world preaches violence or orders the death of any living creature. However, even if one were to believe in the sanctity of sacrifice, it would be based on the fact that God would not want the human to perform a random act of violence or murder, but that the human should sacrifice something he loves/desires in return for something that he wants even more.
In this case, buying an animal and killing it slowly after inflicting torture is a meaningless exercise. This is why most modern societies have abandoned such practices.
On the contrary, in India there has been a growth in the number of sacrifices in the 20th century...
The government is planning to bring out a comprehensive law to prevent cruelty to animals.
Section 268 of IPC...... Public nuisance, A person is guilty of a public nuisance who does not act or is guilty of an illegal omission which causes any common injury, danger or annoyance to the public or to the people in general who dwell or occupy property in the vicinity, or which must necessarily cause injury, obstruction, danger or annoyance to persons who may have occasion to use any public right.
A common nuisance is not excused on the ground that it causes some convenience or advantage.
Section 269 of IPC...... Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life
Whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six month, or with fine, or with both.
Section 270 of IPC..... Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life
Whoever malignantly does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
Section 3 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960........ Duties of persons having charge of animals : It shall be the duty of every person having the care or charge of any animal to take all reasonable measures to ensure the well-being of such animal and to prevent the infliction upon such animal of unnecessary pain or suffering.
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001 ................
6. Slaughter - (1) No animal shall be slaughtered in a slaughter house in sight of other animals
(2) No animal shall be administered any chemical, drug or hormone before slaughter except drug for its treatment for any specific disease or ailment.
(3) The slaughter halls in a slaughter house shall provide separate sections of adequate dimensions sufficient for slaughter of individual animals to ensure that the animal to be slaughtered is not within the sight of other animals.
(4) Every slaughter house as soon as possible shall provide a separate space for stunning of animals prior to slaughter, bleeding and dressing of the carcasses
(5) Knocking section in slaughter house may be so planned as to suit the animal and particularly the ritual slaughter; if any and such knocking section and dry landing area associated with it shall be so built that escape from this section can be easily carried out by an operator without allowing the animal to pass the escape barrier.
(6) A curbed-in bleeding area of adequate size as specified by the Central Government shall be provided in a slaughter house and it shall be so located that the blood could not be splashed on other animals being slaughtered or on the carcass being skinned.
(7) The blood drain and collection in a slaughter house shall be immediate and proper
(8) A floor wash point shall be provided in a slaughter house for intermittent cleaning and a hand-wash basin and knife sterilizer shall also be provided for the sticker to sterilize knife and wash his hands periodically.
(9) Dressing of carcasses in a slaughter house shall not be done on floor and adequate means and tools for dehiding or belting of the animals shall be provided in a slaughter house with means for immediate disposal of hides or skins;
(10) Hides or skins shall be immediately transported from a slaughter house either in a closed wheelbarrow or by a chute provided with self-closing door and in no case such hides or skins shall be spread on slaughter floor for inspection
(11) Floor wash point and adequate number of hand wash basins with sterlizer shall be provided in a dressing area of a slaughter house with means for immediate disposal of legs, horns, hooves and other parts of animals through spring load floor chutes or sidewall doors or closed wheelbarrows and in case wheelbarrows or trucks are used in a slaughter house, care shall be taken that no point wheelbarrow or truck has to ply under the dressing rails and a clear passage is provided for movement of the trucks.
12. Adequate space and suitable and properly located facilities shall be provided sufficient for inspection of the viscera of the various types of animals slaughtered in a slaughter house and it shall have adequate facilities for hand washing, tool sterilisation and floor washing and contrivances for immediate separation and disposal of condemned material.
13. Adequate arrangements shall be made in a slaughter house by its owner for identification, inspection and correlation of carcass, viscera and head.
14. In a slaughter house, a curbed and separately drained area or an area of sufficient size, sloped 33 mm per metre to a floor drain, where the carcasses may be washed with a jet of water, shall be provided by the owner of such slaughter house.
Laws that prohibit animal sacrifice
Though Article 51 of the Directive Principles of the Constitution of India states that individuals should show kindness and compassion towards all living beings, animals continue to be slaughtered in a cruel and illegal manner for the purpose of sacrifice.
Specific laws prohibiting animal sacrifice have been passed only in a few states of India. These states are, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. The rules regarding animal
sacrifices in all these states roughly contain the same facts. Section 2(b) of the Andhra Pradesh Animals and Birds Sacrifices (Prohibition) Act, 1950, defines "sacrifice" as the killing or maiming of any animal or bird for the purpose of any religious worship or adoration.
These Acts specifically prohibit any person from officiating, performing, assisting or participating in any sacrifice. It also maintains that no one can knowingly allow such a sacrifice to be performed at any place of religious worship or place under his control.
The penalty for contravention extends to a fine and/ or imprisonment.
In so far as the other states which lack such specific Acts, the following legal provisions can be used:
Local Municipal Corporation Acts : These Acts prohibit the slaughter of any animal within a corporation area, other than in the licensed slaughter house. Since temples and streets, where animal sacrifices usually occur, are unlicensed, it becomes illegal to slaughter animals at these places.
Pollution Act : This Act incidentally comes under the Local Corporation Act. It prohibits any act of animal sacrifice in a public place on the ground that they will cause pollution.
Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 : This Act prohibits damage to any wild animal, which is considered to be Government property. The definition of an "animal" in the Act include amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals and their young. In the case of birds and reptiles, even their eggs are included in this category.
Hon'ble the Chief Justice of India may kindly treat this mail as PIL, Naresh Kadian moved PIL No. 381 of 2010 in the Supreme Court of India which was fixed on 29-11-2010 but later deleted, Let Naresh Kadian may kindly be nominated to be a political voice for animals. We demand replace existing toothless legislation for animals with strong Animal Welfare Act.. No exemption, double standard for domestic, wild, marine, exotic, birds and force animals, stop halal process of slaughtering, ban meat export from India.
It is further demanded that illegal animal export from India to Nepal be prohibited along with the animal sacrifices in Gadhimai and Kamakhya temple.