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wildlife

46 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Prakash Javadekar

Justice for Sandhya, Indumati, and Jayanti

It was a regular, peaceful Thursday for 45 y/o Sandhya, 35 y/o Indumati, and 21 y/o Jayanti, who were involved in daily their routine of eating banana stock, playing with each other in the mud, etc- but little did they know that their lives were going to be painfully disrupted. On the  evening of 26th of September forest department officers along with 6 Mahouts who were called in from Annamalai Tiger Reserve, brutally and rather inhumanely transferred these gentle animals into a truck- shoving them with an earth-mover, dragging them with ropes, beating them, and using Bullhooks (also known as Ankush) in the process. The incident was nothing less than absolutely traumatic, shocking, and blatantly illegal on various levels; so much so, that the concerned care-takers, who were witness to the incident, were deceptively sent into a quarter and were locked up against their will. As per section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, beating, kicking, or otherwise treating any animal subject to unnecessary pain and suffering is a punishable offence leading to 3 months of imprisonment. Furthermore, the transportation of the 3 elephants was carried out in the violation of the Guidelines for Care and Management of Captive Elephants 2008, issued by project elephant, which is under the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change. Elephants, being a Schedule-I species have been accorded the highest level of protection, under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Such behaviour meted out towards elephants by government and non-government officials is abhorrent and should be condemned thoroughly. The most immediate step would be the undoing of the seizure and relocation of these elephants- by returning them to the facility they were happily living in, followed by an enquiry as to the methods used by the same. Sign this petition urging Hon’ble MoEFCC Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Shri Thiru Edapaddi K. Palani Swami and Hon’ble Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Head Of Forest Force) Tamil Nadu, Dr. H. Malleshappa (IFS) to take immediate action and suitable measures against the Forest Department officials who participated in the aforementioned unlawful activity, but on an instantaneous basis allow the caretakers that the elephants were familiar with to atleast meet them and comfort them during this turbulent time.

Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations
26,605 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Collector Thane, Devendra Fadnavis, TMC Commissioner, Wetland Committee, Thane Wetland Committee, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), United Nations Environment Program

Protection of Biodiversity of Kavesar Lake and similar Wetland ecosystems

Increasingly the wetlands, lakes, ponds, etc are being either filled with debris for construction or they are being taken up for concretisation and beautification by removing its surrounding natural vegetation in the name of development. This needs to stop as wetlands provide valuable ecosystem services and support a number of local flora and fauna and birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, etc. Kavesar Lake, an ancient wetland lake in Hiranandani Estate which has a robust and functioning ecosystem is being encircled with construction activities thereby harming its catchment areas.  The surrounding wetland of the lake and a nearby pond has been filled up with debris and its natural vegetation and trees in the vicinity destroyed due to landscaping and so-called beautification.  The question to be asked here is - Does nature require human beings to beautify it?? However, lakes and ponds in Thane and Navi Mumbai and Mumbai have been increasingly subjected to this beautification by concretisation and their natural ecosystem destroyed in the name of jogging tracks and boating facilities.  Such water bodies and their vicinity are home to a number of water and terrestrial birds, insects, reptiles, small mammals, amphibians, butterflies, Snails, Earthworms and fishes.   A similar functioning ecosystem is existing in and around the ancient Kavesar Lake (now being exploited for Lake Enclave Construction Project). This bio-diversity needs to be protected so that citizens can watch the other remaining life forms in their natural ecosystem and vegetation.  Bird watchers have seen and photographed around  70 variety of birds including Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Asian Openbills, Waterhens, Ducks, Moorhens, Coots, Bitterns, Herons, Egrets, Kingfishers, Storks, Flycatchers, Raptors, Barbets, Bulbuls, Munias, Sunbirds, Owls, Bats Parakeets etc. Mammals like the elusive India Grey Mongoose and Squirrels have been spotted regularly here. Besides this various reptiles, amphibians, lizards, insects, fishes make-up the bio-diversity of the Kavesar lake and the nearby Kasarvadavli wetlands. If such places are not restored, protected and its ecosystem preserved than no lakes or ponds will be left for habitation of non-human species. Don't deprive our next generation of being able to grow watching such wonderful ecosystems and their non-human original inhabitants.  Such places charge groundwater and maintain  the water table for both human and non-human consumption in these times of water shortages in India.  PM Modi in his “Mann ki Baat” has also requested citizens to protect and save water bodies and wetlands. Don’t allow vested interests to destroy lakes and wetlands and the biodiversity depended on such habitats.

Kailash Anerao
566 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Animal lovers, Chief Minister West Bengal

#5000 COWS Rescued by BSF Need FOOD/MEDICINES. Please HELP !

Dear Animal Lovers, Dhyan Foundation in collaboration with BSF working towards uprooting the cattle smuggling issue on Indo-Bangladesh border.Our brave BSF soldiers are rescuing hundreds of voiceless beings everyday from the clutches of cattle smugglers ,from Dec2018 apprx 5000 cattle have been rescued and handed over to Dhyan Foundation. As per govt records more than 1lakh cattle are rescued every year on Indo-Bangladesh border and more than 10lakhs smuggled to bangladesh for slaughter. Dhyan Foundation feeding thousands of cattle on border posts and then rehabilitating to Dhyan Foundation Gaushala. Dhyan Foundation working with 12 BSF battalions in West Bengal,Meghalaya and Tripura , we have built 4 big enclosures near border posts malda and krishna nagar in West Bengal and Kullubari,Srinagar in Tripura ,some more in process. Work done by Dhyan Foundation in past 4 months - Close to 5000 cattle rescued by BSF and taken care/fed by Dhyan Foundation from Dec-2018 2000 plus cattle already rehabilitated to Gaushalas by Dhyan Foundation Remaining #3000 cattle taken care by DF volunteers on various BSF border posts in temporary enclosures made by Dhyan Foundation and to be rehabilitated. Food and medical help to all by Dhyan FoundationEveryday 40-50 rescued cattle are adding to DF family Where would YOUR DONATIONS go - Feeding the cattle (Rs.70/- per day per cattle) Medicines (Most of the rescued are weak and need medical attention) Sheds to protect the innocent beings from scorching sun/rains 2 Trucks to transport 100s of cattle from border posts to Gaushala Temporary enclosures for cattle on border posts before they get rehabilitated Dhyan Foundation daily spending 3 Lakhs plus on cattle upkeep.NO HELP HAS ARRIVED FROM GOVERMENT. PLEASE HELP US ! You can DONATE -  Donate via DF website- https://bit.ly/2OidVPdDonate via paytm- http://p-y.tm/N-a0spj                                                                     Milaap Link- https://milaap.org/fundraisers/help-bsf-rescued-cattle Direct Transfers(For Indian Nationals/NRI/People with Indian Passport)Dhyan Foundation: Savings Account #00921000102439, IFSC Code: HDFC0000092, HDFC Bank, GK 1, New Delhi Direct Transfers(For People with Non-Indian Passports)Dhyan Foundation: Savings Account #00921170000063, IFSC Code: HDFC0000092, HDFC Bank, GK 1, New Delhi Swift Code: HDFCINBBDEL * All donations made to Dhyan Foundation are exempted from Tax under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961. WE NEED YOUR HELP !Dhyan Foundation need monetary and voluntarily help to take care of these voiceless beings and the ones who await our help! For more information, +919958888000 or +919830267347Email us transfer details at info@dhyanfoundation.comwww.dhyanfoundation.com Thanks for Your Support ! Regards                                                                                                               Dhyan Foundation

Dhyan Foundation
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