Petition to Bangalore Apartments Federation, BBMP Commissioner, Bangalore commissioner of police, A Manju, Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force BMTF, AWBI, Registrar of Societies
Strict action against Resident & Apartment Associations that Ban pets
Its against the law to ban pets from residences and apartments . Plain and simple. Yet hundreds of associations make bylaws banning pets ( not tenable or implementable ) routinely break the law , either in ignorance or disinterest by banning pets , and implementing this , with punishments that range from fines to outright evictions. In addition to being illegal, it puts a huge pressure on the system by resulting in pets being given up ,sent to shelters, even abandoned and euthanized, a false choice created in addition to families who remain shattered that they have had to choose.Strict action should be taken by the heartless people who do this , especially since it goes against the law of the land. Unless some form of punishment , either a fine or community service is given, the fragrant disobeying of the notification will simple NOT stop. We ask that the police & lawmakers step up to enforce this if any cases were to come up. Most people say that police is indifferent so don’t have dairy in taking this up. In addition, we should scan the bylaws of a few sample Associations ( available with the Registrar) and anyone with this illegal pet ban clause should KEB firmly & summarily dealt with. Registrar of Societies should also take action against such Apartment or Resident Welfare Associations. The Registrar apparently has the power to dissolve or derecognise an RWA, if need be and if illegal actions are undertaken . Associations can't impose or pass by laws as it has no legal sanction.The lack of awareness has resulted in some form of goondagiri and bullying by those who do not want pets. Further bullying by the Association would amount to criminal intimidation & can result in a NCR being filed under Section 506 which can then be taken up by police and magistrate .Yes, pet parents need to be super vigilant in ensuring that the pets are responsibly managed , vaccinated , leashed , poop always picked up and use public spaces like lifts etc sensitively.However, while this side needs to be managed , the law is the law , and apartment associations cannot break it . We come across at least 5 complaints per week, and many where the level of bullying and threats is extreme. People rarely escalate fearing rebuke & breaking the law with neighbours. The families suffer as do the pets.This bullying & ignorant intimidation has to STOP. The Animal Welfare Board of india ie AWBI says : 'If at all any association succeeds in intimidating a pet owner into 'giving up' or 'abandoning' a pet, it will actually have abetted violating the law and may well be aggravating the menace of ownerless animals on the street, that are not accustomed to living on the streets and, therefore, get involved in and lead to accidents, injuries and deaths. The association will therefore be guilty of criminal intimidation . Intimidation is an offence in law.' Please refer to Section 11 (3) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act 1960. It is also against article 51 A (g) of the Indian Constitution according to which it is the duty of every citizen to have compassion for animals, living creatures and improve the natural environment. Thakur said, “The society resolution is illegal as it is unconstitutional.” "It is well-known that in the recent times, RWAs, apartment owners' associations, cooperative group housing societies and other gated complexes, have taken to imposing many unreasonable restrictions on pet-owning residents such as disallowing the use of lifts or parks by pets, or even banning pets altogether. They are also known to frequently encourage mistreatment, dislocation and dumping of street dogs." The circular also acknowledged that compassionate people who wish to tend to and feed street dogs, are often discouraged and pressurised to refrain from doing so. There is widespread resentment against these moves, which apart from being unreasonable, is also unlawful and against recent court rulings.With regards to pet dogs which are usually targeted by society members who would promptly 'legislate' in general body meetings and pass resolutions banning pets and controlling their behaviour, the circular says: Even by obtaining consensus or even if a majority of the residents want it, one cannot legally introduce any sort of 'ban' on the keeping of pet dogs by residents. Nobody can insist that 'small-sized' dogs are acceptable and 'large-sized' dogs are not. No member or committee can cite barking as a valid and compelling reason for any ban sought to be introduced. Members cannot do it even by amending bylaws or regulations and as such a 'ban' cannot be put into place since it is illegal and does not have the sanction of the law. In fact, in trying to 'ban' pets, or limit their number, you interfere with a fundamental freedom, guaranteed to the citizens of India i.e. the freedom to choose the life they wish to live, which includes facets such as living with or without the companionship of animals. If the resident with pet/s does not violate any civic or other laws, nobody in the society has the right to object. The general body cannot frame or amend bylaws that are at variance with the laws of the country. Even by a complete majority, a general body cannot adopt an illegality. No one has the right to legislate and 'lay down law' for residents and apartment owners or even tenants. With regard to a common scourge for pet-owners, the use of lifts by pets, AWBI has laid down that there are court rulings to the effect that pets cannot be disallowed from the use of lifts by pets. A court has, in fact, known to have observed that 'dogs are family' and can use lifts for free. One has to ensure that this kind of a restriction is, therefore, not imposed in the form of either a ban or any special charges for the use of lifts by pets. With regards to the use of parks by pets, AWBI says, "Banning pets from garden or parks is short-sighted. Firstly, you may or may not own the garden or park in question. Secondly, pets that are not properly exercised may show aggression in frustration and that surely, cannot contribute to the benefit of the residents. It may be better to fix timings when pets can be walked without causing inconvenience to other residents. These timings can then be intimated to the general body." Where the use of leashes/muzzles by pet owners, defecation by pets in community premises, imposition of fines and other similar measures is concerned, a member may request pet-owners to keep their pets on leash when walking them in common areas. One cannot, however, insist on the use of muzzles. The law already provides for penalties for negligent pet owners, which the aggrieved parties can avail of. AIWA has even clarified on the issue of cleaning of pet excreta by pet owners. "In the absence of central or state laws requiring cleaning of pet excreta by pet owners, one cannot impose any rule regulating bylaws with respect to mandatory cleaning of the same or impose special charges or fines on pet owners." Members could experiment with the creation of various pet defecation areas within community premises. These can be imaginatively spaced out within the precincts and one may request petowners to train their pets using the same. Nobody can however, impose fines and special charges of any kind on pet owners because there is no mandate in the law for the same. If at all any association succeeds in intimidating a pet owner into 'giving up' or 'abandoning' a pet, it will actually have abetted violating the law and may well be aggravating the menace of ownerless animals on the street, that are not accustomed to living on the streets and, therefore, get involved in and lead to accidents, injuries and deaths. The association will therefore be guilty of criminal intimidation . Intimidation is an offence in law. Please ensure this is properly actioned so pet owners are not routinely threatened and their rights violated. Important links https://jaagruti.org/information-to-empower-you/indian-street-dogs-and-their-rights/http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Search&Source=Find&Key=TOIPU/2014/04/12/37/Ar03700%2Exml&CollName=TOI_PUNE_DAILY_2009&DOCID=745857&Keyword=%28%3Cmany%3E%3Cstem%3EAWBI%29&skin=TOINEW&AppName=1&PageLabel=37%20&ViewMode=HTML http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/Pets-are-not-allowed-inside/articleshow/22643239.cms https://jaagruti.org/2012/05/28/residential-societies-cant-ban-people-from-having-pet-animals/ https://jaagrutiindia.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/notice-to-kanchanjunga-coop-group-housing0001.pdf Sample legal notice to apartment owners association https://jaagrutiindia.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/notice-to-kanchanjunga-coop-group-housing0001.pdf http://m.timesofindia.com/city/mumbai/Cannot-ban-pets-in-societies-Animal-Welfare-Board-of-India/articleshow/31835582.cms http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/the-law-on-pet-owners-in-apartments/article5160604.ece
Petition to Sidewalk Specials, Animal Welfare Department
Justice for Benji (punish his owners, file a lawsuit)
Benji, an adorable dog, was on the verge of starving to death as he had been reduced to a mere skeleton for not being fed properly. The hostility of his owners left him emaciated to the extent that he could not even walk properly. The poor thing was left to fend for himself while being tied to a two foot chain, that too on a concrete floor. When rescuers at Sidewalk Specials reached out to save him, Benji got even more scared and refused to walk out with them. It was because he had never experienced kindness before. He never understood why he was being dragged out of the shed by the rescuers.Records have it that Benji's body was covered in wounds at the time of rescue. Earlier people had thrown stones at him and Benji could not fight or escape it while being tied. The footage of his ravaged body in daylight brings tears to one's eyes. It was only when Benji was taken to foster care was when his condition improved. Later when he was adopted by a loving mom, Benji found a new life that he could love and gain his trust back on humanity. However, the story should not end here for him. Benji needs justice and his owners will have to be exposed. We urge that they should be put behind bars for this inhuman act and should be fined very heavily. We request Sidewalk Specials to file a lawsuit against those defaulters so that they can be punished for this dastardly act. Benji and several other dogs who become victims of such barbaric acts need justice. Your signature will count. Bring this change if you love animals. Don't just sit behind a computer screen and rant. Be a part of this movement. Fight for justice. Animal Laws need to be stricter, tighter. Let us come together and raise a red flag because these poor animals who can't even speak have had enough.
Petition to Peta India, Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Animal lovers, Hon.Bombay High Court, Supereme court of India, Animal Welfare Board of India, Meneka Gandhi, People For Animals, Animal Rights, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Animal Welfare Division of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Hon.Delhi High Court, International Animal Rescue, Animal ACTion Network
Feeding our Strays is A Constitutional Right:Stop Harassment & Intimidation to Feeders
On March 20th , 2017, Daniel Singh, an animal right activist, and her 71-year-old mother were assaulted in Vikhroli , when they were feeding stray dogs. This is one of the many incidences that the Feeders and Animal Right Advocates are facing and our concern keeps growing every day. People who feed the strays, out of compassion and love have to face fear, threats, ridicule, isolation, mental abuse, verbal abuse and sometimes even physical violence. Some of us are treated like outcasts for the so called “Crime of Feeding”. This issue has gotten out of hand, especially on several occasions where physical violence was used against the feeders. It is unbelievable that People restore to such brutality and Felony against us. As per the Indian tradition and culture, animals always had a respect and a special place in society. Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism have always preached kindness and compassion to animals. Each Hindu God or Goddess is seen with an animal.However With population explosion and urbanization animals are easy prey for “Justifiable” violent actions. We “The Animal Lovers”,” Animal Right Activists”,” Animal Advocate” or whatever name you want to give us stand for animal rights because if we won’t then no one else will. The intention to feed the strays is so that they can be vaccinated and sterilized. Any animal Activist who feeds the strays has nothing but the best of intentions, not only for the animal but for the Broader Society. Animal Birth Control Program me (ABC) Encourages Feeding as The Strays Will Trust the Human and can be Caught for Sterilizations. The feeder community in most cities is largely self-financed, self-organized and self-driven This petition is to spread awareness on Responsible Feeding and to seek justice and protection for people who have suffered any harassment in doing so .Responsible feeding is done with intent to sterilize or feeding of sterilized animals, and does not encourage irresponsible feeding .i.e. feeding with no intention of Sterilization by self or through any NGO/Municipal Corporations.Responsible feeding also includes feeding in the designated feeding Zones within the society and cleaning any litter or leftover once the feeding is done. People Have Objection for feeding the strays because they feel that Feeding Dogs or cats will increase their population. This is not true. Feeding strays does not increase their population in any way and that it only helps facilitate their sterilization, which in turn helps control dog population. Sterilization also reduces aggression in dogs and thus helps bring down dog-bite cases. Article 51A(g), Constitution places a duty on every citizen to “protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures. Hence feeding stray animals performing the constitutional Duty obligated to every citizen of this great country. Endless Array of Questions and Tantrums like “Kutte se Itna Pyar Hai toh Gher pe leke Ja”, “Yahan pe Khana dena allowed nahi hai gher pe lekar jao aur do” “Tumko janwar pe daya ata hai insan pen ahi ata” "You people dont care about humans, you are a pseudo Animal Activist" “Are in dogs ko adopt karwa do itni chinta hai toh” “inko yahan se kahin aur leke jao…” “dog shelter me le jake chod do” “Khana dene se ye log bite karenge,tum zimmedari loge kya” “Muje kuton se dar lagta hai, toh inko yahan se nikal do” And so on and so forth are being repeated every day and we try to reason with every single one calmly. Most people are not aware of the legal implication with regards to feeding stray animals, the below FAQ’s should help in better understanding the same: 1) Is it illegal to feed strays? a. No, it is not illegal to feed any strays whether living in a society or on the road. 2) Is it legal for a housing society to “ban” residents from feeding the strays in the said society? a. No, the society is not authorized to make any such laws which are against the judicial system. However, the societies can encourage responsible feeding by creating specific feeding areas and making sure all strays are sterilized and vaccinated. 3) Can the stray dogs be thrown out of a housing society? a. It is illegal to relocate a dog from a premises where it was born or has inhabited, the society can make sure the strays are sterilized immediately to control the population and vaccinated to keep them healthy. 4) How can I make a society stray dog friendly? a. You can request the society to assign feeding areas .You can help the society find proper organizations who sterilize and vaccinate the dogs. Help other members of society by spreading awareness on the ABC programme and the Prevention of Cruelty to animals’ act. By arranging Workshops on Animal Right etc.Circular of AWBI Rules for rules of feeding within the society should be given in the society office. This petition is an effort to request the people who think that feeding is somehow wrong to understand that Dog-lovers have not created the street dog or cat population. They merely try to minimize it through sterilization, and to keep it rabies-free through vaccination. We urge and Request that any incidence of harassment against feeders should be reported to proper authorities immediately so that strict action can be taken against them. We encourage the Feeders to opt for The Colony Card Taker ID Card that is provided by the Animal Welfare Board of India. A Proforma of registration form for issuing ID Cards to Dog Feeders / Colony Care Takers of animals is available in our website: www.awbi.org. We will always follow the law, feed with Responsibility and Ask for our rights and Interests to be protected by the Wider Society which we are an indispensable part of. We seek help from the Animal Advocates and from the wider section of society who stand with us and for our cause. By signing the Petition you stand against the Verbal and Physical violence, unnecessary harassment to Feeders and Animal Right Advocates and Encourage Humane Treatment, ABC Programmes and Welfare of all living beings Weather in a flat, house or on the road and streets of your society.
Petition to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
BBMP Pet Licencing process need to be simple & Easy online for pet owners in Bangalore
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP), has issued a new pet licensing scheme where only one approved dog can be reared in a flat while an independent house cannot have more than three dogs. For pet parents and pet activists with more than one Dog, this ruling is harsh. And so do we really.....? ...Still not answered ..??? However, as per section 344 of Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, keeping and feeding animals and birds without the permission of Municipal commissioner or concerned officer is strictly prohibited. Before the rules are stringently made, and given the unwieldy nature of the current registration process with BBMP Vet Inspectors at each ward, its better to create an easy Online mechanism to mass register dogs at external locations. It can also help in educating them about the benefits of neutering, proper dog tags, stringent rules on leashing and picking up dog poop. www.bpalonline.com an venture by Whizzles Pet care Pvt Ltd.& BlueBird Groups as a noble initiative towards helping the Dog Owners & Pet Lovers of Bangalore to get the RFID Micro-chip at very low cost & working with the prompt effort to help pet owners in bangalore to avail the BBMP Pet Licences online.. www.bpalonline.com as emerged to encouragement with positive focus on ensuring that responsible Pet ownership & other Petting services where addressing the issues faced by Pet Owners in bangalore. The current BBMP Animal Husbandry Department has amazing guidance from the current BBMP JC Health as well as from concerned citizen stakeholders and we hope and trust these changes would come through positively and very soon.
Petition to Kalvakuntla Taraka Ramarao, Kalvakuntla Kavitha, The Prime Minister of India, Peta India, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), United Nations Environment Program
We can feed the stray dogs by throwing plastic bottles into this machine!
Recently, I came across an article on poisoning stray dogs in some states. I don't know whether it's true or not. But what I know is, we have a number of dogs on streets that need care but not getting any. Instead they're being tortured in unexplainable ways. Let's forget about the care they need, but atleast give the food they deserve! How can we do that We don't have to spend any money for that! All we have to do is throw plastic bottles into a machine which in turn provides food to dogs. Yes! It's possible and is being implemented in Istanbul! A Turkish company PUGEDON invented a Smart Recycling Box, which releases dog food from the bottom whenever a plastic bottle is deposited. Which means, the food for stray dogs is paid for by the waste plastic bottles. Save the environment by recycling plastic AND feed the stray dogs. Win-win situation!! Stray animals are going through a lot right now and they don't deserve this. We must let the Governments know that this needs to be implemented in our state/country. Sign this petition and make it possible! Whatever place you're from, mail me your place/decision maker and I'll add it to the petition! Sign and make this possible!! Read more about this here
Petition to Maneka Gandhi, Peta india, directorate of animal husbandry, Dibrugarh District Administration, Deputy Commissioner Dibrugarh
Freedom for Heera
Meet Heera! (The homeless horse of Dibrugarh) Heera has an owner and yet he is homeless! A lone horse battling the harsh weather, rain and scorching heat alike, striding through the dangerous Dibrugarh (Assam) traffic is a common sight most people in Dibrugarh have witnessed. The graceful animal rummaging through the dirty dustbins for food is a sight that will break your heart. The pitiable condition of the animal has outraged many onlookers. And with request pouring in from many quarters, we, the Animal Welfare People (AWP) have decided to take some action. Few days back, lack of food and care took a toll on Heera's health and he collapsed on the roadside. He was extremely dehydrated, malnourished and weak. We provided him with food and water. However, the owner was nowhere to be seen. From the rope tied on his neck, we assumed that he had an owner and we tried by all means to locate him. With our members trying every possible way, we finally caught up with the owner—a man with meagre means, someone who can hardly provide for himself, let alone keep a horse as a pet. The owner, it seems acquired Heera to satisfy his outrageous ego. He bought Heera some 6 months ago (we don't know for how much) and when we asked him, he said that he always wanted a horse (mujhe shaukh hai Ghora rakhne ka). But since he cannot feed him a proper meal (he feeds him biscuits at times) he lets him loose on the streets to find food for himself. For now we've tried to get him treated and have been feeding him regularly. We also have committed to bear all the expenses of his treatment, medicines and food. But even then Heera is still exposed to the threats of lack of shelter and the traffic of busy streets. We, at AWP want to relocate him to someplace better, where all his needs can be taken care of. But, we need the owner’s permission to rehabilitate or relocate Heera to a better situation! We have tried to reason with the owner but in spite of his inability to look after or give proper care and shelter to Heera, he refuses to give up his custody. No amount of coaxing, pleading or reasoning could move him. And from what we have learnt, he plans to buy another Horse (a female to be precise) for ₹5000 in the coming months. He is least bothered about the pain and suffering that Heera has to undergo each day. And now he desires to acquire another horse—a female horse? Another validation of status perhaps! We are afraid this will be the highest form of animal abuse if he is allowed to acquire one more horse when he can't and doesn't take care of the one he already owns. In the Chapter III of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the laws relating to pets are mentioned. Any owner who fails to provide his animal with sufficient food, drink or shelter- Section 11 (h) Any person who, without any reasonable cause, abandons an animal in such a situation where the animal is bound to suffer pain due to starvation or thirst- Section 11 (i) The punishment, for any of these offences is upto ₹100, and three months imprisonment in case of repetition of the offence. Citizens of Dibrugarh, we appeal to you to raise your voice with us. We alone cannot pressurize the owner; we alone cannot convince the administration to action in this matter. But with our joint efforts we can do it. Our petition is addressed to Maneka Gandhi, honourable MP and Founder of People for Animals (PFA), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and the District Administration of Dibrugarh urging them to compel the owner to give up his custody of Heera. The petition is filed on the following grounds: He(the owner) is unable to provide food and shelter for Heera, which is the basic requirement for an animal to survive. A big animal like Heera needs a lot of space for daily exercises and recreation, which his owner has failed to provide him with. Heera is most of the times abandoned on the streets by his owner sometimes days on end, exposing him to all sorts of threats (with no regard to the trauma he has to endure in the busy traffic). Heera's owner does not take care of his medical needs, or hasn’t taken him to the vet even once in these 6 months of his ownership. Heera is also often found tied on a spot with no roof or shade for prolonged hours irrespective of the weather or the time of the day. The owner often mercilessly beats Heera in order to tame him. All of these grounds speaks volume of the ill-treatment and abuse the owner metes out to poor Heera on a daily basis. Please help us, help Heera. Sign this petition. Share this petition. Talk among your friends. Make some noise.
Petition to STSvethospital , sds, streetdogshelter
Dog with torn stomach and popping out intestine needs help
Early today we got a call from one of volunteer that he had found a dog under his car which seems to have very severe wounds ,when we reached there we had found her to be afraid and crying with a huge pain it took us 15 minutes to take her out as she was afraid of us ,but when we took her out we had found some serious injuries in her, we had found her stomach tron and her intestine popping out, some of the residents of that appartment said that she may be the dog who caught with an accident a day before, without wasting a minute we rushed to the shelter and gave her some first aid after that we took her to a nearby vet headed by DR. Rajananandhan we he saw her he immediately advised his staff to put her in iv as she seems to be weak after that they had continued to make examination on her after that we were called for a discussion with him he said that her case is quite critical and need to be operated, she had undergo 2 major surgeries one for her stomach and intestine and another for her limbs (contains fracture),The iv,surgery,theater rent, and post surgery care would cost $2700 at the end of the day we had spent $300 on her medical expenses till now but $2700 is still a huge amount for a study and shelter run by students ,yes alone we can't but together we can,if everyone reading this story came forward to donate $1 it will be a great help for us in our mission in saving these voiceless Please consider to donate and share this story with your friends and family and make them help The need- $2700Donation url -https://www.paypal.me/streetdogshelter1