Topic

animal cruelty

14 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to ARVIND SAWANT, Prakash Javadekar, Poonam Mahajan, Shashi Tharoor, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, Varun Gandhi, Aditya Thackeray

Increasing Fines and Punishments for Animal Cruelty

According to The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, you can get away with being cruel to most animals by paying a fine of anything between Rs 10 and Rs 50 ! If you repeat the offence within three years, the penalty may go up to anything between Rs 25 and Rs 100 and in the rarest circumstances you will be thrown into jail for 3 months. This law has not been updated since 1960. A nation which is home to the greatest number of animal lovers and one of the greatest number of pet owners such preposterous and weak legislature is appalling. It must become a priority task of our newly elected MPs (Members of Parliament) to update the fines and punishments DRASTICALLY for such cruel and heartless crimes. Be the voice for the innocent and voiceless. IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE. In 2016, several MPs and celebrities had launched the #NoMore50 campaign for increasing fines and punishments for animal cruelty. However, we never saw this campaign come to life as part of Indian, binding law. Please bring forth an amendment in the Lok Sabha in order to majorly increase the fines and punishments mentioned in 'The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960'. Oh and yes, we do hope that MPs of the Rajya Sabha place politics aside and endorse this amendment as well considering no party has majority in the Rajya Sabha yet. Help us make a change for the innocent and voiceless.

Kushaal Patel
1,501 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), World Wildlife Fund, International Animal Rescue

Stop cruelty to Animals of any form !

Each day thousands of animals are being used by humans either for their skin, for food, for enjoyment, and so on. But now they have even started to use the animals in the laboratories only to test their own products.  The animals are being burned, shocked, poisoned, isolated, starved, drowned, addicted to drugs, and brain-damaged. ... No animals are safe from experimentation—primates, dogs, rats, mice, rabbits, pigs, fish, and cats are just a few of the animals who are routinely used in these tests. In one experiment, monkeys were shut inside a converted refrigerator and repeatedly electro-shocked until they finally used their disabled arm, if they could. The inside of the refrigerator was covered with blood. In another experiment, monkeys were strapped into a crude restraint chair—their waist, ankles, wrists, and neck held in place with packing tape—and pliers were latched as tightly as possible onto their skin, including on their testicles. Each year, more than 100 million animals—including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds—are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing. You can help stop this.And we can together bring a change and bring a better life for the animals 

Hetvi Shah
1,154 supporters