animal cruelty

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Petition to Narendra Modi, Ministry of Environment, Supreme Court of India

Keep the ban on Jallikattu

Jallikattu is a barbaric sport like practice, where bulls are agitated an unleashed in crowds of men only to be victims of abuse. Jallikattu exploits bulls’ natural nervousness as prey animals by deliberately placing them in a terrifying situation in which they are forced to run away from those they perceive as predators. During Jallikattu, bulls are purposefully scared and petrified and then made to run across the crowd, destroying anything that would come in their way. Various cruel means are adopted to scare and anger the bull like pinching, nailing, stabbing with sticks that have nails at the edges, twisting their tails and even forcefully making them drink alcohol and other drugs. The rope around their nose are painfully yanked and then they are dragged into the crowd of people who further anger the bull. The animals does what it could to get away from the danger that it sees in humans, cruel beings of the highest orderThe behavioral pattern of a bull is that it responds to an adverse situation by putting up a fight. Otherwise, when you see bulls in the middle of a road, they just stand still and won't charge at anyone. Now, when they prod the bull to go towards the vadivaasal (the entry point), it resists. The men are waiting to jump on it like predators attack a prey. It senses the threat perception and is reluctant to go. To force it to go, the men bite and bend its tail. They cut off the thick rope which passes through its nostrils. Can't we imagine the pain it goes through when the rope rubs against its soft nasal system at a speed? Then with the same knife, its body is poked. Basically, without agitating a bull, you cannot conduct jallikattu. According to the documents by PETA, these bulls also break their bones in order to escape from the crowd continuously trying to torture them. Casualty and death of humans are also alarmingly high during this game. If reports are to be believed, from the year 2012 to 2014, there have been approximately 1100 human casualties and 17 deaths during Jallikattu and other such events. Those visitors who just watch the event and not participate are also at the risk of being hurt. As the environment ministry talks about tradition and reviving of age old cultures, it makes us wonder what in the name of god would promote culture by torturing an animals beyond wits. The event of Jallikattu is usually organized during the Pongal festival. Pongal is the festival of harvest, thanking god for giving us food and good harvest. Mattu Pongal is for celebrating the hard work of cattles that worked through hunger, thirst and pain. What way of thanking these animals should involve exposing them to immense pain? Some families garland these animals, treat them and even worship them to show gratitude making us wonder which of these should be called traditions and need revival. ​In its judgement, the Supreme Court categorically held that the concerned ministry cannot allow Jallikattu, bull races or bullfights and cannot modify the notification dated 11 July 2011 (which banned forcing bulls to perform) without approval from the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI). Just last week, the AWBI advised the ministry not to overturn the Supreme Court judgement. The court had also ruled that cruelty is inherent in these events, as bulls are not anatomically suited for such races. Making them participate is subjecting them to unnecessary pain and suffering, and so it was deemed such races are not permitted by law. It was further stated by the court that when culture and tradition are at variance with the law enacted by Parliament, the law will take precedence. Evolutionary progression requires thinking on feet and acting towards something. Even if it is against cultural values, it is about doing the right thing based on logical thinking. It can't be something blindly done with an excuse "That's how our ancestors used to do". Light bulb isn't invented by burning hundred lamps. It takes rethinking from the root. It is a fellow living being, that is groped by umpteen idiots. Even if they use fancy terms like hugging the bull, it is more or less groping without the Bull's consent. Regardless, coming to the claim of animal being potent and yielding better offspring. We are scientifically advanced to check with the potency or make it entertaining for the bull without physical human intervention. Allowing Jallikattu may have pleased the bull tamers and a majority of people in Tamil Nadu but the greater population of the country is agitated by how the government is keeping its vote banking politics above the welfare of people and its self-claimed kindness towards animals. Even the opposition is not reacting to this disastrous step – anything for appeasing the voters in the upcoming polls. Please visit for more information.

M.Sai Vignesh
1,550 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to THE PRIME MINISTER, INDIA, Shri narendra modi ji , the prime minister of India

An India with zero stray animals,everyone deserves a home and a respectable life .

Any animal lover in india would know for sure what conditions our stray animals live in ... Dogs , felines ,cows (who  ironically we call  mothers) suffer tremendously ,and nobody deserves that . I  Recently read on a survey that our country has about 30 million stray mutts in india.  And we have the largest number of rabies victims in the world . I believe this all can be changed by appropriate laws , their implementation , And love and compassion for all life forms... ban animal cruelty  , breeding businesses when there are millions of strays who need home.Empathy is a trait we have lost touch with... If u don't agree that this situation needs to be taken care of... Just put yourself or your loved ones in a stray animals position for one second, they are beaten around , malnourished,  have broken bones to severe injuries that they carry with them all through their lives and no one cares about them.... And I'm sure you would see why it is absolutely necessary to act ...we have so many animals living on the streets yet we breed exotic animals and make a business out of them.....!! I refuse to believe that our country does not have people with good hearts who want all animals to have a better life... I hope and therefore urge you to sign this petition calling for better treatment and a chance at a better life for all the stray animals... 

Shekhar Bhatt
4,955 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to A.R.C. Vietnam

STOP THE DOG MEAT MARKET OF VIETNAM. (This horrific act similar to Yulin lasts all year)!!

Thousands of pets are stolen from gardens and front porches every yearSEVEN TONNES of live dogs are shipped to Vietnam capital Hanoi each dayAs they are sold by weight, they are force fed through funnels to add valueIf thieves are caught by police, they usually get off with small finesSome diners believe the more an animal suffers before death, the tastier it isThe shocking practices have been revealed by C4's Unreported World. Many are stolen by thieves who drive round the streets at night on mopeds using lassos to catch unsuspecting pets. Because they are sold by weight, they are force fed through funnels to increase their value before being hosed down and tightly packed in cages. Nguyen Tien Tung is just the sort of man you'd expect to run a Hanoi slaughterhouse: wiry, frenetic and filthy, his white T-shirt collaged with bloodstains, his jean shorts loose around taut, scratched-up legs, his feet squelching in plastic sandals. Hunched over his metal stall, between two hanging carcasses and an oversized tobacco pipe, the 42-year-old is surveying his killing station – an open-air concrete patio leading on to a busy road lined with industrial supply shops. Two skinless carcasses, glistening pure white in the hot morning sun, are being rinsed down by one of Nguyen's cousins. Just two steps away are holding pens containing five dogs each, all roughly the same size, some still sporting collars. Nguyen reaches into one cage and caresses the dog closest to the door. As it starts wagging its tail, he grabs a heavy metal pipe, hits the dog across the head, then, laughing loudly, slams the cage door closed.  You'd never like your pet to be stolen. Dogs are source of unconditional love and support and it is time we come together for them. Your voice has power! Your voice matters! One signature can make a dog look forward to a loving home. I am doing this because I share the planet, I don't own it. We couldn't save the dogs already dead but we are still not late in making the world a safer place.  Humans do not need to bathe their soul with another animal's blood. Their only crime is they are an animal and killing them feeds your ego. I dare you, watch 30 minutes of a slaughterhouse video and you'd not see a meat market the Same way again! Make a change by taking a chance, TODAY!!!   

Nikitaa Gandhir
4,376 supporters