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Shut down all Zoo and circuses in India - Sukanya Kadyan

135 animals died in Kanpur zoo since 2009 update.............

Despite death of 128 animals since last year, the authority of Kanpur zoo was treating the incidents as normal.

A female elephant died in the zoo yesterday taking the toll to 118 since April last year. But, the zoo authority refuses to take responsibility for the deaths.

The elephant named 'Champa', who died yesterday, had been suffering from a disease "Pododerma" and the zoo doctors had been treating her, zoo director K Praveen Rao told PTI.

Asked about reasons for deaths of the animals, Rao said most of it were due to natural causes.

In January 2010, 27 animals died due to extreme cold, among which on a single day alone 17 cocktail birds had perished.

The zoo director denied report of negligence of animals and said the animals were provided proper feed and health care.


NAGPUR: Even as two more emu deaths were reported in the Maharajbagh Zoo on Tuesday morning, the Panjabrao Deshmukh Kris...hi Vidyapeeth (PDKV), which manages the zoo, has stripped associate dean of the College of Agriculture Vandan Mohod of t...he charge of zoo controller for the deer relocation mess.

Dr VM Bhale, the registrar of the Akola-based PDKV, said: "From Monday evening ER Patil, the dean of faculty of agriculture, has taken additional charge as zoo controller. Mohod will continue to function as associate dean of the college."

"We have shifted zoo incharge Dr AB Motghare," Dr Bhale said. He was non-committal about a similar action against Mohod and zookeeper Sumeet Deshmukh, who accompanied the vehicle to Navegaon. Incidentally, Deshmukh is Mohod's nephew.

On the two emu deaths, he said the zoo is under threat from pollution. On Amravati Road, many hotel and eateries dump garbage affecting zoo animals and on the other a nullah is still causing a problem. "We are devising a plan to curb pollution," he added.

The emu deaths comes close on the heels of two deer deaths due to negligence. This is the third emu death in the past six days. One emu that died on August 12 was buried quietly by Dr Motghare and the staff without performing post-mortem.

"No steps were taken to find out the exact cause of emu death. Had the post-mortem been done, the two emus that died on Tuesday could perhaps have been saved," claimed Karishma Galani, People for Animal (PFA) leader in Nagpur.

The post-mortem on two emus was performed at the Government Veterinary College. With three emu deaths, the zoo is left with only two emus. The zoo had procured two emus in 2005 for Rs 7,000 from a farm near Malkapur in Buldana district. The pair had bred in the zoo.

Following TOI's report, Naresh Kadyan, representative of International Organization for Animal Protection (OIPA) in India and Haryana PFA leader, on Tuesday issued a notice to the chief wildlife warden and state director general of police (DGP) demanding strict action against Mohod and Dr Motghare.

Kadyan has decided to take up the matter with MoEF minister Jairam Ramesh and the Central Zoo Authority (CZA). The CZA has also received complaints on deer deaths.

PFA's Manish Singh Chauhan and Karishma Galani reiterated their charge that police was delaying arrest of culprits.

Investigating officer PI P B Thombre denied delay on part of the police. "It is true that crime has been committed but we are collecting supporting evidence so that the case stands in the court. There may be more than two culprits. We are also in touch with the wildlife officials. We have also not received the post-mortem report of the deer," Thombre said.

He recorded the statement of Sumeet Deshmukh, who said as the vehicle encountered a snag, there was a delay in reaching Nagpur.

Interestingly, the vehicle had left Navegaon at 5pm and should have reached Nagpur at 10pm.

नरेश कादयान
अध्यक्ष,पीपल्स फॉर एनिमल हरियाणा,
Naresh Kadyan
अंतरराष्ट्रीय पशु रक्षा संगठन के भारतीय प्रतिनिधि
Representative of the International Organization for Animal Protection in India,
Chairman, PFA Haryana
+91-9813010595 , 9313312099
पशुओं के प्रति क्रूरता निवारणःनियम अधिनियम और सूचनाएँ


This petition was delivered to:
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
  • Member Secretary , Central Zoo Authority of India, New Delhi
  • HE Vice President of India, New Delhi
  • OIPA - Indian People for Animals
  • Hon'ble Smt. Sonia Gandhi
  • Shri Rahul Gandhi, Vice President, AICC
  • Animal Welfare Division
  • The Cabinet Secretary to the Govt. of India
  • The Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  • HE President of India, New Delhi
  • Hon'ble Minister for Environment and Forest
  • The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
  • Chief Secretary to Government, Haryana.

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