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animal abuse

14 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Smt. Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed

PLEASE STOP THE ABUSE & CRUELTY TO HORSES AND MULES AT VAISHNO DEVI!

An average of 22,000 pilgrims visit the Vaishno Devi Shrine in the beautiful state of Jammu, every single day, with some days exceeding 50,000 devotees. The climb to the shrine begins in a region called Katra and involves a 14 km hike uphill to the shrine via steep slopes and narrow lanes. The point of a pilgrimage is to wash aways your sins and to test and strengthen your faith – yet, a recent visit to Vaishno Devi left one pilgrim shocked and saddened, causing him to “lose his faith in humanity,” as he watched devotees unwittingly sin against God and humanity in their ignorant abuse of the mute, helpless mules, donkeys and horses – many of whom are blind, lame, pregnant and suffering from diseases – that are made to carry the pilgrims up the mountain to the shrine. There are nearly 20,000 mules and donkeys working at Vaishno Devi that spend their entire day trudging painfully up and down the steep and precarious slope carrying an average of 90-100 kilos on their back in all sorts of weather conditions, beaten, prodded and abused all the way to force them to keep moving even when their exhausted bodies are beginning to give way under the pain and stress of what they are made to do. Despite claims that veterinary care is available reports and first hand experiences show that help is rare and hardly forthcoming for these poor beings. It is saddening, and hypocritical, to use the brutal abuse and torture of a sentient but voiceless being, to supposedly affirm ones faith in God, while systematically destroying ones faith in humanity. After all, are they not God’s creatures too? Sign our petition to raise your voice for these voiceless animals that cannot themselves protest the unnecessary atrocities being committed against them in the name of religion.    

Friendicoes SECA
877 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Devendra Fadnavis, PM Narendra Modi, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of agriculture and wildlife., Prakash Javadekar

Save stray animals. They are the loveliest of all.

There are so many pet lovers. Everyone likes to adopt breeds and not the stray animals which are homeless. People need to understand the sensitivity and importance of stray animals. Stray animals are cute and adorable. One of the major issue related to stray animals is the increasing number of stray animals. One of the worst thing about stray animals is that people have the mindsets that stray dogs and cats are harmful, cruel and have no love. Instead they are the one's who love you the most if you show them care and affection. I still remember that one of the foundation asked me to adopt a kitten (stray). They didn't check his health and I received him. When I received him, I realised that his tail and his nerves( urinary and anal) were numb. I messaged one of the foundation member and informed him about the situation. He wasn't bothered about it and said "WOW, TAKE HIM TO VET". I don't know what made him ' WOW' about the kitten's health. He didn't even bother to hospitalize the kitten. And today the cute little kitten is no more. The foundation is one of the famous  foundation and their visions and missions are fake.  Animal rights are: 1. It is the fundamental duty of every citizen of India to have compassion for all living creatures. Article 51A(g). 2. To kill or maim any animal, including stray animals, is a punishable offence. IPC Sections 428 and 429. 3. As per Indian law, street dogs cannot be beaten, killed or driven away or displaced or dislocated, they can only be sterilized in the manner envisaged in the The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001 enacted under the Indian Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 (A Central Act), vaccinated, and then returned back to their original locations. And there myriads of law but none of them are implemented.  Problems that are faced by stray animals: In India, no matter how big the constitution is, the animals are not given their rights and are always at the risk of euthanizing. The government of India should always conduct a survey regarding the population and growth of stray animals. Though the survey is conducted still the strays are not looked after. There are 30 million stray dogs. There are vets or pet food brands who keep camps regarding neutering the animals so as to inhibit the population of stray animals in USA. This concept should be implemented more often in India. The dog catchers. The dog catchers of many foundations or animal shelter home are useless. They are not trained and they are precisely to euthanize animals. For example: In my locality they are dogs. Some people called upon the dog catchers who were untrained. They had a dog which was infected with rabies. Eventually we didn't allow them to take our dogs away. People have the wrong mindsets of stray animals. Even if you don't feed the stray animals ( especially dogs), they are the one's who will take care of your locality more than the watchman present in the society or the particular locality. If a stray animal is hit by car or they have some other injuries or disease, there are very least amount of vet who will do the surgery or treatment for free. For instance: One of the dog in our locality has got some fracture in its leg. None of the vet is ready to do it for free. The government of India should make some animal related projects and 'implement' them. One of the main aim of the government should be that every city or town should have atleast one shelter home which works for the strays and they should have all the facilities like: MRI scan, ultrasound or sonography, proper employment or salary for the people working in the shelter home, numerous antibiotics and vets and surgeon support.  There are foundations where people do not take cats . They only take dogs. Government of India should make shelter homes who care for cats and kittens also. Although they are easy to manage, still the shelter home do not take cats. It should be made mandatory in schools to teach children to love animals and not to throw stones. Humanity is one that schools never teach. There should not only be humanity between humans but also animals.  In India, there are still such small places where the cats are slaughtered to praise the God. Animal slaughtering should be banned in India.  No matter in what condition the dogs and cats are, the animal shelter home should always be ready to have  them and treat them with proper medication. Children should be taught that animals are their friends and they should stop throwing stones. Government should provide funds to the vet so that they can improvise stray animal's health. Cats and dogs both are adorable. They need love and attention. They need care and medication. As an Indian citizen and as an individual each one should contribute their love and time to the stray animals and be the one to stop the harsh treatment given to them by people.

S K
2,431 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Special Secretary Chairman, AWBI, Peta India

Justice For Freyja

On 23rd March 2017, my beautiful four-year-old Freyja fell ill with what initially seemed like a simple case of hairball obstruction. On 6th May 2017, Freyja finally passed away after seven weeks of abuse, torture and maltreatment by a fraudulent vet, Dr. Sourav Roy. The central focus of this petition is to highlight the fact that Freyja was exploited as a commodity for monetary gains and was denied the basic right to proper treatment and care by her perpetrator(s).  Freyja was born on 23rd March 2013 at 11:15 am. The moment that I held her in my palm, I knew that she was some other kind of special. Over the next four years, Freyja reminded us every day that she was something else. Freyja was a lively, energetic and feisty cat – she never took no for an answer.  One of Freyja’s best qualities was that she trusted everyone. I suppose that is that quite common with any animal that you raise from a new-born. She did not know what evil was – so she never had any fear. However, in her last days, Freyja was forced to witness monsters that are far removed from the humanity she had always known. She was forced to cower in fear and surrender to barbarism. And, us – the people Freyja loved the most in this world could do nothing to help her.  For seven weeks, Freyja fought a furious battle to survive. In those seven weeks, we fought endlessly with her to help her live. Little did we realise that the person that we had entrusted with her safety, was the one inflicting her pain and trauma. As Freyja deteriorated, we were crippled with fear and panic. In a place where no veterinarian followed a standardised protocol, a place without proper in-patient facilities and infrastructure, we were left with little choice.  Dr. Roy had been treating my two cats and one dog for the past three years and our family relied on him completely. We did not have a way of knowing any better as there were no prior events that required any serious medical intervention. He is a highly popular vet in Kolkata – and this is a place where you find vets mostly through good search or personal referenceDr. Roy came strongly recommended by many people we knew. Hence, in Freyja’s case, we had no reasons to doubt his expertise.  Dr. Roy began treating Freyja with a presumed diagnosis of hairball obstruction despite our insistence on a thorough medical check up. During this period he administered two courses of antibiotics on Freyja along with a whole bunch of other prescription medications. After two weeks, he finally asked for a complete blood test and referred Paw Path Animal Diagnostic Laboratory. He gave me the number of a contact person at Paw Path but asked me to contact his para-vets to restrain Freyja as well as draw the blood. He told me that cats tend to get very anxious with blood work.  On 11th April 2017, I scheduled Freyja’s blood test, Paw Path was supposed to send a person for blood collection along with Dr. Roy’s para-vets. However, they did not send a person at the scheduled time and told me that they will only send a person after the blood has already been drawn. As I did not have authorised viles or a person from Paw Path, I had no choice but to reschedule the test. Freyja’s tests got delayed due to holidays in between.  On 19th April 2017, Freyja was rescheduled for blood tests. The para-vets were unable to draw Freyja’s blood citing low blood pressure. This was communicated to Dr. Roy who said that we cannot run any test on Freyja for at least a week as she is very weak.  On 22nd April 2017, I informed Dr. Roy that I was taking Freyja was an x-ray at Paw Path and asked him to send me the details of the x-ray. Freyja got her x-ray done at 4 pm and I was told that they would need two working days for Freyja’s report and I needed to leave the x-ray plate with them. Upon Dr. Roy’s advice, I asked them to send me a photo of the plate as soon as possible. I received the photo of the x-ray plate after two hours and I received the report the following morning at 9:50 am.  After examining Freyja’s plate, Dr. Roy informed us that Freyja has faecal impaction which he planned to dislodge through regular “colon cleanses.” He also told us that the only other option is a surgery which Freyja was much too weak to sustain. Freyja’s x-ray report from Paw Path also indicated that Freyja’s large intestine was filled with “gaseous and faecal matters”, corroborating Dr. Roy’s claims. He advised me to give her regular doses of glycerol for the next 4-5 days to natural soften the stool before he performs his “colon cleanses.”  Until this point, even though Freyja was weak, she was eating a small amount of food and drinking water consistently and defecating intermittently. She was also moderately active. It was after multiple “colon cleanses” and excessive medications that her condition rapidly deteriorated.  On 30th April 2017, I took Freyja to another vet, Dr. Subir Bhattacharya for consultation. He told us that Freyja did not have any faecal impaction in the first place and was instead subjected to chronic maltreatment. He also informed us that Dr. Roy is a fraudulent practitioner and has a police case registered against him at a local police station. I verified Freyja’s x-ray plate from a PhD researcher at the University of Bristol, School of Veterinary Sciences and she confirmed Dr. Bhattacharya’s claims.  In Freyja’s last week, there was not an entity or divine being that we did not pray to – as it appeared to be our only hope. We knew that it was too late to save her but we sincerely wished for a miracle. We hoped that somehow she would spring back and it would all be OK. There was no stone that we left unturned to try and save her but luck did not favour my little baby.  Freyja left us on 6th May 2017, on her mother Mishka’s birthday. They say that cats disconnect when they know that death is near but our Freyja never left our side. She said her goodbyes to everyone that she ever knew and loved. She gave us the time to heal from our pain by hiding her own. That is how fierce, loyal and beautiful her love was for us. This petition seeks: Justice for Freyja on the grounds of animal cruelty and maltreatment Measures to restrain malpractice of veterinary medicine. A thorough investigation of Freyja’s case. A revision of the existing animal cruelty act.

Sohni Chakrabarti
1,594 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to Bangladesh government, Ministry of Law, Bangladesh High Court, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Supreme Court

Justice for 14 Puppies and their 2 Mothers who were buried alive in Dhaka for Nothing

Last Week a night guard has beaten horribly two mother dog,  then tied them with rope and finally buried alive along with their 05 days old 14 puppies together at Rampura in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The puppies were packed in a sack after breaking their bones and the mother dogs were also brutalised and dumped in a hole already dug up. Night guard Siddique buried the dogs alive and then filled the cavity with earth. The night guard was acting upon instructions of Bagichartak Welfare Association’s officials. Some how the news came in focus to some animal right activists and three voluntary organization named CFP, PAW and ALB jointly asked for a march with other animal right activists in Bangladesh to the spot. They marked the spot and started to dig. Finally the corpse of two female dog and a sack was recovered. And when Zahid Hussain from CFP opened the sack, shockingly corpse of 14 puppies came out.  A case has been filed and all the bodies have been send for post-mortem. But law for animal cruelty in Bangladesh is outdated. The highest punishment is only 3 Euro fine that dosen't make any sense. Animal abuse or cruelty should be treated as serious offense. Lack of a strong law against animal cruelty, such mindless brutalities are becoming very common day by day in Bangladesh because of not having any strict law by the government. People by nature are violent on street dogs mostly because of the lack of humanly education, social disorder and religious superstitions. We demand justice from the government on this case and also demanding to impose a more updated and strict law for any kinds of animal cruelty. https://en.banglainsider.com/bangladesh/240/Dogs-Buried-Alive-A-tale-of-lost-humanity http://m.theindependentbd.com/post/121128 http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/dhaka/2017/10/31/can-kill-animal-human/ http://www.bn.bangla.report/post/16024-%E0%A6%A6%E0%A7%8B%E0%A6%B7-%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%BF-%E0%A7%A7%E0%A7%AA-%E0%A6%B6%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%B6%E0%A7%81%E0%A6%B0-%E0%A6%95%E0%A7%87%E0%A6%A8-%E0%A6%9C%E0%A7%80%E0%A6%AC%E0%A6%A8%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%A4-%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%AC%E0%A6%B0 https://www.facebook.com/zahidmariner/videos/10211808930673391/

Care For PAW
14,051 supporters