animal protection

11 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to health ministry, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Central Government, Narendra Modi

Declare animals as legal persons i.e. give them right to live, freedom & safety

Vegan India Movement, a pan India collective of grassroots animal liberation activists, organized ARMI (Animal Rights March India) in four different zones of the country on 10th November, to commemorate World Vegan Month. One of the major objectives of the march was to put forth a set of demands to the government, including granting personhood status to animals, including animal rights and the Indian philosophy of ahimsa in school curricula, revamping the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 to make it stricter, and promoting the growth of plant-based products by providing tax cuts/subsidies to producers who enter the plant-based market. ************************************* Full demands from Animal Rights March India (ARMI) 2019: 1. To accord personhood status to all animals i.e. to grant animals the right to freedom to live as well as safety. This implicitly and explicitly implies the need: a) to put an end to the sexual exploitation of all farmed or other animals (including fish) through artificial insemination for forceful breeding in female animals and forceful ejaculation in male animals. b) to put an end to the export of live land and marine animals and their flesh. c) to not promote and not open new slaughterhouses, poultry farms, dairy farms, fish farms, and other factory farms, which exploit and commodify animals. d) to stop gifting live animal for businesses, and to not promote the growth of the ecologically unsustainable animal agricultural industry. e) to ban testing of household products, medical products and procedures, and their ingredients on animals and to adopt alternative methods to testing on animals that already exist.  f) to ban the use of all animals in circuses and zoos which would imply to refuse permission to build any new zoos. This also includes prohibiting the breeding of animals that will be put on display for any public entertainment within cages or enclosures within zoos.  Instead, efforts to protect animals in their natural habitat be doubled, including protecting buffer zones and maintaining forests to a level of resilience where they are impervious to the ill effects of climate change.   2. To acknowledge and disseminate knowledge about the cognition of farmed animals and include the place of animals in the ecosystem in school curricula, and include the latest science on animal cognition and the place of animals in the earth's ecology in school curriculums. To include animal rights topics such as the fundamental Indian philosophy of ahimsa, veganism, ethics and morality, speciesism, existing animal rights law, critical animal study, Holocene extinction, 2012 Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, hidden truth of animal farming etc. at all levels of education. To modify the current curriculum which portrays animals as commodities as language surrounding animals plays an important role in children’s perception of different animals (linguistic relativity). 3. To revamp the 1960 PCA Act to include all animals and make it strong and effective. To raise awareness in the general public, and educate the law and police departments about existing laws against animal cruelty to ensure implementation and instant and effective action 4. Effort be made to facilitate the growth of nutritious plant-based foods via tax cuts, subsidies and suitable loans for small, micro and medium enterprises venturing into the plant-based food product businesses, and farmer supporting schemes for growing raw materials for the production of alternatives to animal products. Refer:

Vegan India movement VIM
1,413 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to Peta India, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), International Animal Rescue, Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers

Save our animals from being killed for food because every living being has right to live

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE: Every life matters. Be it a dog or a cow or a lizard or even an insect. We pet a dog and kill a cow. Does it seem right? Love all animals.  When we kill any animal, we are depriving it of the rest of its existence, which could also have been a happy, good existence, so why deprive it just because we want to eat some meat when you've got other healthy, nutritious, delicious things that you could also eat?  It is time we take responsibility for life we kill, directly or indirectly, it doesn't matter. When everyone stops eating meat, meat companies will automatically stop breeding animals for slaughter. Although we are not directly killing them but they are killed to feed people like us. People should stop playing the blame game.  Although it has been proved that plants have life they lack consciousness and don't feel fear or pain. But there is anatomical evidence that animals feel pain the same way humans do. People should stop killing animals just to satisfy their taste buds. They have the right to live a life on earth same as we do. It is time we take responsibility for life we kill, whether directly or indirectly, it doesn't matter. Although animals are not killed directly by us, we are encouraging others to do the dirty job for us. When everyone stops eating meat, meat companies will automatically stop breeding animals for slaughter. So we should stop playing the blame game.  If we look at the brains and neural pathways in cattle, and compare them to humans, there are massive similarities. The amygdala, the cerebellum, the thalamus which are all involved in processing pain in us, are all found in cattle. "People used to justify eating meat for biological reasons: we are omnivores, our incisors are designed to eat meat, this is a natural thing for us to do". The problem is there are many natural things that are not right for us to do, and the biological features are irrelevant to the question of how we ought to live our lives. Those who want to kill animals and eat them ought to justify their view. We should feel empathetic for their suffering. Millions of such poor innocent animals are killed mercilessly for people like us. Each and human contribution matters. Let's hope to create a peaceful way of living for generations to come devoid of harming any animals for our satisfaction. Let's begin to care for all beings like we care for our children. SPREAD LOVE.SAVE ANIMALS. SAVE PLANET.

Bharadwaj Srinivasan
235 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

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

Punish the culprit

I’m against all who keep saying that India is not changing.It’s changing,it’s developing.Unfortunately, it is changing in a disgusting manner.There is land but,no trees.There is space but,no animals.There are humans but,no humanity.This is very unfortunate but this is the only fact. Humans have crossed their limit.People can be the worst. And a man from Mumbai has gone out of his way to prove this fact by beating a dog.I recently read a post by John Abhrahm and it disturbed me completely.Please support me. Read these words by John Abhrahm: Dear Friends of Animals..this is with reference to the case of the poor dog being beaten almost to death on July 24th 2019 under the instructions of a Mr Bhatia... residing on the 2nd floor of Turf View building, next to Vitesse showroom, Nehru Planeterium. The building manager Suryakant Kaushik has been instructed by Mr Bhatia to beat up all animal lovers as well. He instructed 3 of his building security to beat the dog to pulp and throw the body across the street. There is CCTV footage of this being done and an FIR has been filed.... but Mr Bhatia and the security are scot free. As people who care for animals...WE ARE THEIR VOICE..There is a gathering at Turf View building this Tuesday 30th of July at 7pm to speak out against these cruel people. Please bring your BANNERS to tell Mr Bhatia and the building security that what they have done will not be tolerated and is totally unforgivable. Please gather all on Tuesday on behalf of the voiceless at 7pm, Turf View, Worli. The poor dog is critical and fighting for life. Pass this message on... � I apologize for posting something so disturbing but the need of the hour is to protect these beautiful animals. And for people who do not like animals, at least please do not hurt them. Please support me to punish all those who did this shameful act.    

Shraddha Pandey
5,344 supporters
Started 7 months ago

Petition to Prakash Javadekar, ‎Narendra Singh Tomar‎, Babul Supriyo, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer's Welfare, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Narendra Singh Modi

Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

One of every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially bees, for a successful harvest. Yet for much of the past 10 years, beekeepers have been reporting annual hive losses of 30 percent or higher, double of what is considered normal or sustainable for a healthy colony. India has 50 million hectares of bee-pollinated agricultural land, all of which stands to be destroyed alongside the bees that are its lifeline. Recently, France has set the world an example by banning five of the most harmful insecticides used in agriculture, taking a bold and necessary step towards saving bumblebees from being victims of the sixth mass extinction. An extinction of bees will completely change the face of our planet as we know it, and it is imperative we begin to take steps to safeguard their continued survival- not just for their sake, but for ours as well. There are about 20,000 species of bees in the world, many of which have co-evolved body sizes and behaviours specific to the flowers they pollinate. Such plants in turn, have evolved to be pollinated only by specific species, and will go extinct without their pollinators. Sadly, populations of bumblebees and other solitary bees have steeply declined worldwide, largely because of insecticide and herbicide use, habitat loss, and global warming. The UN has warned that nearly half of insect pollinators, particularly bees and butterflies, risk global extinction. The European Union had voted to ban three neonicotinoids- clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam - in crop fields starting on December 19, 2018. With France now upping the ante with a more comprehensive blanket ban on five major neonicotinoids, banning thiacloprid and acetamiprid along with the three banned by the EU, it is time for India to step up and safeguard its precious bee populations.  All five of these pesticides are registered for use in India under the section 9(3) of the Insecticides Act, 1968 as of May, 2019. Banning them will be a start in the right direction, although it is only the first step in the preservation of these invaluable pollinators. As a country with a third of our population working in the agricultural sector, the loss of crucial pollinators spells disaster for the industry. Bees pollinate major crops like pulses, nuts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, coriander, cucumber, melon, onion, pumpkin, radish, turnip, oilseeds like mustard, sunflower, safflower, as well as fruits like citrus, litchee and apple. These are all common kitchen necessities, and their extinction will affect every household in our country. Bee colony collapse is a syndrome characterized by the sudden loss of all adult bees from a hive. Although a primary cause for this condition has not been determined, a report published on August 29, 2019 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B detailed the effects of neonicotinoids, the most widely used class of insecticides worldwide, on bumblebee health. Since the mid-1900s, synthetically synthesized neonicotinoids based on the chemical structure of nicotine, have been widely used to treat flowering crops, including fruit trees, beets, wheat, and vineyards. These insecticides target the central nervous system of insects, scrambling their memory and homing skills while also severely reducing the bee’s sperm count. Evidence also shows that it neonictinoids dramatically affect the pollinator’s resistance to disease, leaving them vulnerable to parasites and pathogens. Experiments have shown that- like nicotine for humans- neonicotinoids have addictive properties for bees, with individuals initially put off by sugar water containing neonicotinoids soon starting to seek it out, even when presented with simple sugar water. Unlike contact pesticides, which remain on the plant surface, neonicotinoids are absorbed by seeds and transported to leaves, flowers, roots, and stems as the plant grows, making them integrated into the plant, and also leaching into the soil and groundwater.  Colony Collapse Disorder has more implication than the extinction of one bee species; the disappearance of honeybees can cause catastrophic health and financial impacts. Their disappearance will send shockwaves throughout all major ecosystems, beginning with the extinction of the plant species they pollinate. This in turn will affect the structure of food webs, triggering subsequent extinctions of dependent species including birds, insects, rodents, etc.  Honeybee pollination has an estimated value of more than $14 billion annually to the United States agriculture alone. Without bees, the availability and diversity of fresh produce would decline substantially, and human nutrition will suffer unimaginable consequences. Our country has an incredible diversity, that of human, plant and animal life. All three are interconnected, and we need them to continue to thrive as we are ushered into a rapidly changing world. We may not have solutions to every problem we will encounter, but it is our responsibility to make the right choices, well in time, when we know what is at stake.  

Oass Yaduvanshi
9,520 supporters