Is it time India had a project leopard? - Naresh Kadyan
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Again Leopard was shot dead by the villagers of Lohinga Kalan adjoining area of Aravali hills in Punhana block of Mewat District ( Haryana ) on 18-12-2010. OIPA in India - PFA Haryana demands strict legal action against all offenders, dismissal of DFO concerned, who failed to protect wildlife.
It would be pertinent to mention here that a Leopard was illegally captured by a Farmhouse owner in Gurgaon District, FIR was lodged in Police Station, Bhondi but untraceable report was filed by the incompetent Police, after it another female Leopard was beaten by the villagers in Mewat in the presence of Wildlife officials - Police. No action has been taken by the concerned authorities.
it may kindly be treated as notice under section 55 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 to all concerned.
Wild animals needs more attention, Leopard killed again on 18-12-2010: Why and who ordered to eliminate body with melafide intention without proper postmortem from expert board - with out video recording?, integrity of all concerned officials became doubtful.
“The owner of the farmhouse set a trap and caught the leopard after it ate up his dog. We have taken the anmal’s custody and will release it into forest again,” a wildlife official said.
However, the villagers who informed the officials were angry as they said country villa owners have encroached on the forest area.They said the Aravali area is a forest area and wild animals are always present there. “The farmhouses have come up illegally and human beings have encroached the forest area. They should understand this and should not catch leopards,” said Ram Pal, a local. In March 2008 also, wildlife officials caught a leopard from the area and few months after the incident a leopard died in an accident on a national highway.
“Most owners don’t live in their farmhouses and come on weekends only. Leopard sighting is normal but they never hurt anyone,” the wildlife official said.
Family of leopards killed one of his pet dogs; but he had no permission to lay trap
A pair of leopards, along with their cubs, had entered Dr Ajeet Gupta’s farmhouse (F-14) in the Aravalli Hills on Friday night, apparently to prey on his pet dogs. The leopard family killed one of the dogs and left its half-eaten carcass behind. The leopards returned on Saturday night for more prey, but the female got caught in a trap laid by the farmhouse owner.
Abdul Rehman, a domestic help at the farmhouse, said the male leopard and the cubs sat outside the cage all night trying to rescue the trapped mother. Yogender Yadav, owner of another farmhouse in the area, said the leopard family had never attacked humans and it was wrong on the part of the doctor to have kept his dogs in the open, thus attracting the attention of the big cats.
Kind attention :
* HE the Governor of Haryana.
* The Chief Minister of Haryana.
* The Chief Wild Life Warden Haryana.
* The Director General of Police Haryana.
* The Commissioner of Gurgaon Police.
* The Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon.
Today on 11-7-2010 morning one female leopard was captured by a DG's Farm Estates house owner with the help of local wildlife authorities, cage was fixed with their unofficial consultation, female leopard is injured where as two cubs left behind in the Aravali hills area of District Gurgaon in Haryana.
The International Organisation for Animal Protection - OIPA in India and People for Animals (PFA) Haryana in the opinion that this leopard was forcefully captured adopting illegal methods, where as this animals never entered in any village nor in a city and she is not a man eater then why she was captured from her natural habitat?. Naresh Kadyan spoken with the CWLW Haryana for strict legal action against farm house owner along with all other involved in capturing, animal be rehabilitated back in their natural habitat along with her cubs.
It would be pertinent to mention here that all farm houses should be demolished at once to protect wildlife in the Aravali hills.
Media Adviser to OIPA in India,
C-38, Rose Apartment, Prashant Vihar,
DELHI - 110085.
All encroachments and farm houses should be demolished at once to protect wildlife in Aravali hills area and this innocent female leopard be released at once again in that area from where she was illegally captured, strict legal action be taken against all offenders including owner of the farm house, wildlife officials as well who gave cage to the owner of farm house - Naresh Kadyan
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