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animal cruelty

35 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Devendra Fadnavis, Finance minister of maharashtra shri Sudhir Mungantiwar, commissioner of state tax maharashtra shri Rajiv jalota, Deputy commissioner, kalyan division smt Roopmati Parag Manere,

Make E Way Intra State Bill Exempted 20 km to 40 km In Maharashtra.

Respected Sir/Madam, In maharashtra state the intra state e way bill effect from 25th may 2018. In this there is no boundaries or exemption , every one has to create intra state e way bill where goods is transported on motorised vehicle,worth more than 50,000 rs and from 0km to 100km ,200km whatever it may be. wheather if citizen buy goods than also its compulsory to generate e way bill if exceeds 50,000rs. My name is khilan Rajnikant savla , i am from powerloom sector, Textile sector is one of most employment giving sector in india, its backbone of india`s GDP,  textile is big industry it includes process house, sizing units, powerloom, auto looms, non woven, industrial textiles, geo textiles etc due to this policy of 0 km, we all are facing problem as every businesses will effect as every industry will be effected, specially textiles which is 70% unorganised sector like this there are local transporters also in same problem. In maharashtra bhiwandi, ichalkaranji and malegaon textiles and transport both are important sector, and revenue generating is also getting high as india`s cloth more than 60-70% is manufactured in all this cities and local transport is also main businesses. In all this cities job work is done on large scales, and there are number of weavers and local transporters who are unregistered persons, who do work in very small way like 24 loom, 48 loom users are more in bhiwandi and orther cities. and local transporters they just have turnover max upto 5lakh. so the list of unregisterd person is high in all this textile cities. Due to this people will left businesses as this will like to give more time for computers and less time for work, and for all this manpower will also be hired which cannot effort by all , only big firms can effort it. and uneducated person might have to leave business as he cant handle things like this . small weavers who some how runs business by themselves only, how he will manage if his goods are going for job work to more than 5-6 persons and every jobworkers have this problem because they do themselves all work, local transporters are mostly uneducated persons who dont know how to save mobile number in phone. They are from mostly orther state who himself only drives and earn some money. How they will generate e way bill if weaver is unregistered person. because E way bill rule says that if consignee and consignor both are unregistered than transporter have to generate e way bill . Eg if supposed A person sends goods to B person for warping than work done again B person will send goods to C person for weaving than again C person will send goods to A person or will send to D person for dyeing process than again D person will send goods to A person as he was main supplier of goods, later goods will send to sell. and maximum goods exceed 50,000 rs normally as one beam roll is 20,000 and cloth price for 100 meter will be easily 3000 to 5000 easily. In local transports more than 10 beam is send and 100 pcs of cloth is transported. and how local transporter will generate E way bill if weaver is unregistered . We wont be able to go out for holiday or for some work also as for small work we have to be there in office to generate E way bill intra state. There are many situation like this which weavers, process units, sizing units and local transport cant handle one goods will transport to several times only for upgrading goods process, by this government will not having any revenue it will just effect business time line, because if no e way bill generate goods will not be send, and people will just busy in computer only and it will also effect local transporters. it feels handcuff to small business men. During assessment the problem will arised if the person forgot to generate e way bill, than person will liable to pay penalty for those whoes e-way bill is not generated for challan. And government have also declared bhiwandi will developed Asia biggest logistic hub. but how, for small works also e way bill is necessary than for small companies can`t effort it.   People will get ready, only if permission will be given that 20 km to 40 km distance from point of transporter registered office there is no need of intra state e way bill. by this people will feel free and everybody can do business fearlessly , local transporters will also get big sign of relief , whoes money earning is depended upon textiles. Due to demonitization also textiles was worst hit as it was most unorganised sector in india. we all have welcome GST as it have did some organised work of flow in all sector, we do understand that government is doing to stop leakages of taxes and also it will stop robbery, illegal activities etc. as its for people benefits too. We asked to CM Devendra Fadnavis ji and FM Sudhir Mungantiwar ji to exempt E Way Bill intra state to 20 km to 40 km from address of registered transporter office.  As this is example of just textiles and transporters businesses but there are many orthers businesses which will effect too. so i request you to give some relief to business men and local transporters, by giving some kilometers allow to move without intra state e way bill like gujrat and tamil nadu have already allowed.  Thanking you !  yours faithfully khilan R savla.

Khilan Savla
293 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Peta India, Maneka Gandhi

Justice for Buddy the stray dog who was mercilessly beaten by Suraj Parmer and his father

Dear Respected Ms Gandhi and Team Peta,  This is with regards to an incident of ANIMAL CRUELTY on May 22, 2018 at Yashkunj society , Ahmedabad where an aged and timid stray dog named Buddy was mercilessly beaten by a cricket bat by SURAJ PARMAR and his FATHER both residing in the same complex.  The stray dog in question is partially blind and has been in the locality for a long time. The accused blamed the dog of barking and coming in the way and justified the merciless and cruel beating with the cricket bat as a means to teach him a lesson. The dog has been beaten to such a serious degree that he is now very critical and is under the care of BHATIA FOUNDATION TRUST, under the care if Ms Devika Bhatia and her sister Himal Bhatia. Both father and son when confronted gave 3 different stories of lies to cover up their crime. Other residents of the complex however have maintained that Buddy has not bitten anyone and there are no victims who have come forward with the complaint or any evidences. He has been so badly beaten up that he has suffered internal trauma and is under critical care. When confronted at the site of the incident both father and son were not only unapologetic but also remarked that ' at least the dog is not dead'. ( please find below link containing video of Suraj telling the activists ' so what ' if he has hit the dog , at least he is still alive) https://www.facebook.com/BhatiaFoundationTrust/videos/2065625473717495/ An FIR has been lodged at Ghatalodiya police station against the accused for the heinous act. Many of the accused's friends/relatives have come forward and openly threatened both the girls and their safety since they have stood up for the dog. They have threatened them of exposing them to the media on grounds of false publicty by paying off the media to teach them a lesson. Initially both father and son admitted their crime thinking the FIR would be cancelled however since that was not complied, the mother of the accused tried requesting Devika to ' let her son go since it was a mistake and that she should do it on humanitarian reasons'. When the same was not obliged their relatives and friends started being aggressive and threatening.  There are many Ngo's and foundations who work relentlessly with stray dogs/ abandoned dogs and help spread awareness about getting strays neutered and vaccinated to prevent dog bites if any, however beating a helpless soul is not the way to either teach the animal a lesson or keep them under check. Especially in the case of Suraj and his father. There are ample evidences and videos of their family members misbehaving with both activists to force them to take back their complaint.  Inspite of the Buddy being mercilessly struck he seems docile and approachable as opposed to the false accusation made by Suraj, his father and some of their friends about the dog being very aggressive.  I request you to kindly help us deliver justice to Buddy,  I also humbly request all the animal lovers / dog lovers to raise their voice against this issue, so that justice will be served not just to the animal who is mercilessly beaten almost to death but also to the two brave activists who go through odds and receive threats in order to take back their complaint.  While India does not have any strict law in place against animal cruelty, kindly note that this not only gives the accused a reason to beat and torture animals as they wish and get away with it because they know it is not written in the law and hence will not be punished but it also reflects poorly of our judicial system as they fail to deliver justice and side by the truth. No degree of qualification is of any importance in this case for Suraj as a student of engineering if he lacks compassion. Is this the kind of people who will be the future of India ?It is but a matter of shame to see our society progress backwards when we are working towards a more developed and peaceful nation. https://www.facebook.com/njadawala/videos/10155327758060025/      

stephanie leong
24,380 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Prime Minister of India, Envioment Ministry

Support Govt Decision to BAN Cattle Sale for Slaughter at Cattle Fairs/Markets

Inhumane torture of cattle, from the cattle markets to the slaughterhouses in India is a spine chilling reality. IIn most of the Indian states slaughter of cow & it's progeny including calves is banned, yet we find a large number of cattle brutally stuffed into trucks and illegally smuggled out of such places and into states where cow slaughter is permitted or ineffective. And this thriving industry is run by the Cattle Mafia, who buy the cattle from various cattle fairs/markets, stuff them in trucks and lead them to their brutal deaths. Cows,buffaloes,ox and baby calves are forced to tread hundreds of miles without food or water . Cattle is beaten mercilessly and driven forward in the searing Indian heat. Their tails broken deliberately, while tobacco and chili pepper rubbed into their eyes forcing them to stand up when they crumble. While their hooves bleed. When transported by truck, cattle suffer unimaginable pain because of overcrowding. Stuffed into trucks, on top of each other, they experience extreme suffocation, trample upon each other, and many a times gouging and blinding the other with their horns, due to lack of space. During unloading, if they have survived the brutal drive, they are then pulled out or forced to jump from the high truck onto the ground, often resulting in breaking their legs and pelvis. Many of them die due to suffocation during transportation in overcrowded trucks. To curb this illegal transportation and unending torture of animals, the Central Govt. has passed an order, that cattle for slaughter cannot be bought from ‘agricultural markets’. The rule mandates the appointment of Veterinary inspectors who shall screen the animals before they enter the market. The inspector shall also check whether animals are being transported in trucks which are authorized by law to carry animals. Still there is no restriction on legal option of a person buying these directly from the farms. Dhyan Foundation supports this order passed by the Central Govt to Ban the Sale of Cattle through Cattle Markets.This order offers respite to the voiceless animals, from the endless torture & cruelty that is inflicted upon them at these cattle markets. . Please sign this petition and support the Central Goverment's HUMANE decision.    

Dhyan Foundation
9,071 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Pranay Chulet, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Mr SP Gupta, Quikr , Dheeraj Agrawal, Mr Jayasimha, SPCA, Sonali Madbhavi, Mark Zuckenberg, Ankhi Das, Dinesh Agrawal, Brijesh Agrawal, Lizzie Chapman, Viren Sharma, Dr Suresh Bhimsingh, Manju Pandey, Animal Welfare Board of India

Ban online sale of pets! its cruel, evil and illegal

#AdoptDontShop may be best, but the single largest reason for illegal, cruel & disgusting puppy mills, commercial home breeding  or even sale listings of stolen/missing pets are online , net based pet sales. We can list a 1000 horror stories of online exploitation. While more empathetic and responsible classified sites like Amazon, Flipkart, ebay , Locanto and recently even OLX have stopped  the online sale of pet dogs & puppies on their sites, its sickening that Quikr.com (as well as  Facebook who disallows sale on FB Marketplace but strangely allows listing on FB Groups)  MarshallPetzone, Dogsindia.com , Dogbazar.org ,click.in, breeders /kennels like Cadombom or Kennelsindia and even B2B sites like Indiamart.com & et al )have allowed pups/dogs to be sold online like objects. Sweeping caveats cannot absolve or distance them.  While these may stop once change petitions like this shut them down, more sites will come up in its place unless Govt of India stops unregulated pet sale at source. Therefore it is critical is for the Government ie MOeF & AWBI to ban the online sale of pets /living beings  and institute harsh penalties for those doing so . Lucy's Law is an example of government & activists coming together to enforce genuine kindness to animals. This should anyway be a logical next step to the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) ensuring a more ethical & regulated breeding practice via its excellently drafted   The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing) Rules, 20  What is the point of having excellent Animal Welfare rules, if they are neither known or enforced? In promoting 'pets' as an item for sale -  ecommerce sites like  Quikr  consciously become a party to this and to the criminal endless circle of exploitation and animal cruelty.  Let us tell you why online sale of puppies & dogs is wrong,  illegal and unconstitutional! : Online dog sales encourage impulse behavior ( toy purchase) and subsequent dumping happens , putting pressure on the system , and creating untold cruelty and tragedy for the helpless, dumped dog or pup. Make no mistake many DIE due to online sales. Dogs are not toys to be sold online, exchanged, squeezed for freshness. However online sites have policies Including  guarantees, exchange & return-by Clauses that cannot  be applied to loving beings . However its treated as a consumer business Third party sales ( through dog shows, online sites) encourage commercialization & illegal activity & is being closed by most governments .  "Delivery" offered  of such small pets across distances, results in great health issues for a dehydrated pet, many times fatal. Pups often die painfully from highly communicable diseases like Parvo or CD from being crammed together in a cage with others. Law Council report showed an estimated 40% of the animals die in unhealthy & careless transportation Lack of regulation and DNA Testing for genetic defects results in unethical, unscientific breeders ruthlessly churning out underbred, diseased or sick pups and these put huge pressure on the system with rescue , broken hearts, re-adoption, staggering medical Bills. Pugs with breathing issues and labs with painful hip dysplasia are common and being further bred It is creating a mentality where dogs are commodities rather than a sentient beings creating the wrong mindset for online viewers and especially  impressionable children and a growing , more affluent middle class for whom dogs are part of the new family status symbol It increases fascination while it promotes easy access for exotic breeds that  suffer wilt in hot Indian climate like Huskies, St Bernard’s & Mastiffs , while our hardy Indies are ignored . The focus on pedigree and breed on these online sites,  dilutes & weakens  the excellent focus & awareness of shelters and rescue groups to adopt our Hardy Indian pups & dogs Today online sites are promoting even idiotic , cutesy things like dog dating,mating via sites dog shaadi like dogzone The anonymity of the online sale Is being misused as a gray market for selling stolen or missing dogs.  There are 5 cases this quarter where dogs were kidnapped up by thugs or students on a scooter One has no idea whether the dog advertised is the same as what you saw online . After all any dogs picture could be used. The AWBI notifications are clear on pup and mothers healthy condition and that no pup can be sold below 2 months & dogs above 6 months must be neutered. But most pups are listed as new borns or 45 days on the online listing India has some of the most compassionate laws on animals , even If poorly executed  , so as Indians, how can we in any form allow  , create and even exacerbate  an anti-animal stance ? Unhygienic puppy mills or backyards thrive as  they now can access to customers but  not require face to face sales , touch & feel, inspection of pet and rescue records , vaccinations etc. Whether home bred or in a kennel, AWBI rules mandate a breeder to register themselves with the State Animal Welfare Board of the respective States under the new rules and display breeders registration or license so they are able to control breeding conditions, medical or genetic conditions, health of dogs especially pups and mother . We have yet to see any online pet sale showing their breeders license . AWBI should ban these sellers and the online company should insist on this as per law.  Kennel Club of India (KCI) has a voluntary Breeders accreditation as well. Requirements around compulsory vaccinations, microchipping & DNA profiling are not met by most breeders.  For all the dog breeders it is mandatory to have this license & display it . I have not seen ONE license online so far. The condition and torture to the dogs, especially females is tragic & untenable. Young female dogs even at 6 months old or very old females are put through repetitive breeding without a care to their health, vet care, feeding , let along any affection. They are straddled in rape stands so they can be mated again and again. And when they stop being useful, they are either resold , dumped or  euthanized. The law is strict on abandonment of pets, but breeders ignore it and dump dogs or kill them . Dogs can be mated only between the ages of 1.5  to 8 years, only once a year and not more than 5 times in their life span- yet this is flouted repeatedly. Although mutilation is now  banned, ear cropping, tail docking still happens as new owners do not know. Information to be taken on suitability of prospective owners; which needs to be verified annually; if more than 6 months old, then needs to be rehabilitated through an Animal Welfare Organisation (AWO).  Since they are doing this online, arguably some of this burden shifts to online sales platform as well. Whereas the reality is that  no regulatory information is taken from buyer or seller. Law is also clear that sale of pups for experiments only to registered organizations; but through online , no way to track these etc. If  #Quikr & others are not obtaining this info, they are also helping breeders violate this law. The breeder is expected to have knowledge about everything related to the breeding of dogs like reproduction, nutrition, wellness, and care. Online sale & net access in many languages are encouraging non-urban young people and unemployed,  start unhealthy, backyard dog breeding facilities , steal dogs and exploit breeds for illegal dog-fighting, . and sickeningly, dog prostitution & bestiality. Not only do sites like Quikr and dogzone impose no dog sale bans, but also as per their policy, Point 2 (shockingly) specifically allows it https://mumbai.quikr.com/html/termsandconditions.php When there such strong laws on online sale of liquor or wildlife,  the online sale of pets, which are live beings,  certainly need teeth to enforce.  There is very little control or regulation possible on breeding standards and processes as per the AWBI rules & regulations. So despite the rules, the online platform allows the best to be easily flouted.  Most dog and puppy sales are in cash & not under a registered pet/breeding license or establishment , so Income Tax Department should keep an eye on this market worth over 1000 crores. Weblinks https://www.quikr.com/html/policies.php#listing-policy In Quikr Policies, Point 1 on restricted items does not exclude dogs, and Point 2 specifically includes cats and dogs https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/selling-puppies-shops-cruel-breeding-1185277  Lucy's Law allows dogs to be bought/adopted only from accredited shelters * certified breeders ( not online commercial breeders) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/08/sale-of-puppies-in-pet-shops-may-be-banned-in-crackdown https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/puppy-sales-banned-pet-shop-dog-rescue-rspca-michael-gove-government-defra-a8199951.html https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.dogandcatwelfare.eu/live/media/publicationtemp/12195_-_EU_Pet_sales_report_spreads.pdf https://www.petaindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-Dog-Breeding-and-Marketing-Rules-2017.pdf https://www.thequint.com/neon/social-buzz/sab-kuch-bikta-hai-olx-pe-even-pets-are-you-ok-with-that https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/puppy-sales-banned-pet-shop-dog-rescue-rspca-michael-gove-government-defra-a8199951.html https://www.quora.com/Is-it-cruel-to-take-the-puppies-away-from-the-mother-dog-and-sell-themhttps://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/selling-puppies-shops-cruel-breeding-1185277 Quikr Founder Pralay Chulet may be a success but what about those thousands of pups his company may have sent to a cruel life via his site quikr.com ? http://www.yosuccess.com/success-stories/pranay-chulet-quikr/ http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/disallow-advertisements-for-sale-of-dogs-on-olx-quikr-ngo-116051900051_1.html http://gingertail.in/voices/522/breeding-evil-truth-about-india%E2%80%99s-pedigree-dog-industry http://cupabangalore.org/dog_breeders_and-puppy-mills/ https://scroll.in/article/807390/why-indias-ban-on-importing-dogs-is-welcome-but-not-enough https://scroll.in/article/807390/why-indias-ban-on-importing-dogs-is-welcome-but-not-enough http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/illegal-puppy-mills-mushrooming-in-city/article7595178.ece https://jaagruti.org/2011/04/10/priya-dog-breeding-and-the-income-tax-department/ Reference Links Dog breeding was made illegal in India:::::http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/enviornment/government-frames-rules-on-dog-breeding-sale_100377808.html  Facebook Post on OLX'swall:::: https://www.facebook.com/olxindia/posts/10204249940832136?comment_id=10204336478955535&notif_t=share_comment TheQuint.com Coverage:::: http://www.thequint.com/2015/apr/26/sab-kuch-bikta-hai-olx-pe-even-pets-are-you-ok-with-that#_=_ A Breeding Machine:(Video) Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=uI6gxtn_2Tc&app=desktop Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwdimaDFmO8  Ruby's Story::::https://in.news.yahoo.com/ruby-s-story%E2%80%94and-why-you-should-never-buy-dogs-105322889.html?linkId=14588557 The Ideal Scenario should be: (Video) http://www.puppieslovers.org/When-People-Asked-For-The-Price-Of-Dogs-In-A-Pet-Shop-The-Answer-Is-Shocking https://www.quora.com/in/What-is-the-best-place-to-buy-a-puppy-in-bangalore 2015 Legal report on the need to regulate pet trade in india & abysmal conditions http://www.livelaw.in/law-commission-of-india-recommends-need-to-regulate-pet-shops-and-dog-and-aquarium-fish-breeding-pib/ https://www.petaindia.com/media/wildlife-crime-control-bureau-slams-olx-for-facilitating-sale-of-banned-articles-following-peta-tip/ https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/government-brings-pet-shops-under-environmental-regulatory-net/articleshow/56021646.cms http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/sunday-pioneer/special/pet-trauma.html http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/EBay-backs-off-pet-sales-Online-auction-site-2556228.php http://www.aspca.org/about-us/press-releases/aspca-applauds-federal-efforts-crack-down-puppy-mills https://www.theverge.com/2016/10/5/13178950/facebook-apologizes-for-marketplace-gun-drug-sales-glitch https://www.facebook.com/policies/commerce/prohibited_content/animals Confusing FB Policy

The CJ Memorial Trust Bangalore
30,800 supporters