animal law

11 petitions

Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Jai Ram Thakur, Govind Singh Thakur, Prakash Javadekar

Save the Monkeys of Himachal Pradesh

#Saveourmonkeys Rapid Urbanization and deforestation have forced the macaques to run for Cities & Villages in search of food.  In 2019, the Government of Himachal Pradesh, India made it legal to kill monkeys in 91 tehsils of Himachal Pradesh. Now, They just renewed this order again for one more year. Before 2019; it was only legal in 39 tehsils and without any culling (slaughter) protocol.  So now anyone can kill a monkey without any consequences and the government will even help you to dispose of the 'carcass'.  It is understandable that the monkeys destroy crops and sometimes physically harm people but killing them is not a solution; there are better ways to deal with this Problem such as Sterilization, A central relocation policy, proper disposal of garbage in cities.   Many aggrieved farmers feed the monkeys poisoned food which can result in other grave issues such as Risk of spreading of Genetic/ Infectious/ Zoonotic Disease  Contamination of drinking Water  Other animals eating the poisonous carcass. Also Killing monkeys with poison is not authorized by the State Government, but many farmers do that. It goes unaccounted and there's no official record since it's hard to track the person who did that and monkeys don't die immediately after being poisoned.  It's an appeal to the addressed authorities to do the following:  Take the order declaring Rhesus macaque 'Vermin' back Make it Illegal to Kill the Rhesus macaque Present better ways to deal with the monkey menace Contact Us:  8629841030                      7018771317                      8894552284

Nave Verma
33,356 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Dr Harsh Vardhan, SP Gupta, Maneka Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Install overdue State Animal Welfare Board (#SAWB) & #SPCA in all Indian State & District

Hardly 5 SAWBs may be in place. Shocking isn't it ? Sad for the animals too.  The Supreme Court in its 2009 ruling mandated that all states must set up the SAWBs within 3 months , but many have not , and most SAWB's are non existent or non functional. AWBI sent a circular to Chief Secretaries of all states in Nov 2015 as well, but little has been done. States look at the SAWBs as superfluous/unimpacttful. For eg in Bihar, till 2012 they didn't think it necessary , in Maharashtra they had not met for 11 years since 2002 and in Karnataka, there is none, as is in most states. Perhaps Delhi, Uttaranchal & Maharashtra have SAWB's,  but where are the REST ? ANIMAL WELFARE SUFFERS, while officials care two hoots whether this important body  can be aware of, let alone monitor animal welfare in the state .The indifference & breaking of the law has caused serious animals and animal lovers both, as there is no mechanism to implement or administer animal welfare, PCA and other rules at state levels. Without them, what can AWBI do as a standalone national organization  whether it is in Chennai or now , Haryana ? The (SAWB) State Animal Welfare Boards are the body through which the AWBI ( Animal Welfare Board of India) functions and implements the PCA and related rules. Without the state bodies , the functions of  animal welfare, implementation and monitoring are severely hampered .'Acting on a Supreme Court order dated August 6, 2008, the Union government issued the directive to all the state governments to constitute their SAWB within three months. The main objective was to promote animal welfare and protect animals from unnecessary suffering as well as to ensure proper enforcement of the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960, in the states.' Animal Welfare state wise is hugely hampered by this. It is expected then that SPCA at Districts also seem non functional .'The Union government, vide a notification dated March 26, 2001, asked all the state governments to establish SPCAs in every district within six months. These societies were intended to support the government and local bodies in enforcing the provisions of the Act. Scrutiny of the department records by the auditors revealed that the SPCAs, under the chairmanship of the district magistrates, were established in all districts, except Rohtas, between January, 2008 to June, 2010. "It was also observed that in the test-checked districts, these societies were inactive and non-functional ever since their establishment," the PAG (Audit) R B Sinha has said in his report." Statement of Policy of the board (GUIDELINES OF THE FUNCTIONING OF THE BOARD) To achieve the above policy the AWBI shall: A. In order to institutionalize the animal welfare movement in the country, the board will take action: To establish State Animal Welfare Boards, to define their duties and to ensure that necessary provision of funds are made for the functioning of the board by the state. To establish District Animal Welfare Boards which will monitor the implementation of PCA Act and the rules made there under, and to take action for the welfare of animals in the district. 3. To make a database of NGOs in each district and to see that they liaise with and are helped by the State and District Boards and the local administration in their work. 4. To establish one SPCA in each taluka, which will have a hospital/shelter, attached to it on land given by the local administration and which will have inspectors employed by it to check the abuse/misuse of animals. We request that the AWBI , step up on this important implementation issue and absolutely insist and personally monitor the setting up the SAWB and district/ taluk offices , as per their policy. We as the public are happy to step in to support this. Dog Breeding & Marketing Rules 2017 , and Pet Shop Rules have been gazetted at center but yet have not been pushed through at BBMP Council Meeting. For this also, the SAWB Ian required to implement . Many animal lives couldn’t be saved!& cruelty avoided if we do this . Links: .

The CJ Memorial Trust Bangalore
5,829 supporters
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Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Make complete global ban on all captive breeding and sales of animals & wildlife products

The new coronavirus is in around all countries and has killed atleast 3,83,000 people across the globe. This virus has infected around 64,84,000 people around the world. This isn't a new phenomenon for China; in 2003, the SARS virus also emerged there, and under similar circumstances, before spreading around the world and killing nearly 800. Both SARS and COVID-19 are in the "coronavirus" family, and both appear to have emerged from animals in China's notorious wildlife markets. Experts had long predicted that these markets, known to be potential sources of disease, would enable another outbreak. The sales of wildlife products across the globe results in emergence of new diseases.  Diseases like Plague, Ebola, SARS, MERS, Swine flu and recent COVID-19 have emerged from animals. Didn't you just notice that all, almost all fatal diseases are emerging from consumption of animal products?  To you, its just a snack but for them, it's their entire life! It's 2020. Stop using animals. You think being vegan is hard? Just think about being in slaughter house and being killed.  You describe yourself as an animal lover but are you really an animal lover? Do animal lovers kill animals?Prove yourself by signing this petition.  Let's become friends with animals.  I want you to just see videos of PETA and animals being slaughtered in slaughter house.  Sign this petition, go vegan and help millions of animals from being killed. This will not only help achieving ecological civilisation but also prevent spreading of other diseases.  

Ayush Shah
1,212 supporters