Stricter Animal protection laws in India

Stricter Animal protection laws in India

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The laws for animal protection in India are woefully outdated. As an example, Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 lists down fines for animal cruelty ranging from Rs 10-Rs 100 only! In the case of a pregnant elephant dying after eating a pineapple laden with explosives, the accused can manage to get away with a negligible punishment, claiming that it was an accident. PETA recognises that people who indulge in animal cruelty ultimately harm or kill humans as well. People who indulge in animal cruelty are a threat to humans and animals alike.

 

The loopholes in the Animal protection laws need to be filled urgently so that perpetrators of heinous crimes do not get away. The laws are in urgent need of an amendment because currently they're nothing but a joke. There have been multiple incidents of animal cruelty that have taken place in India this year alone but have not been highlighted by the media. There are many more cases that are so common that they've become a norm. Another case here. Another incident here.The wild elephant dying has ignited a new debate, and this petition hopes to highlight the current flaws in the system so that appropriate action can be taken against "people" who harm animals. Please don't let this momentum die, please don't let the elephant's death go in vain.