Animal Abuse

Rights Groups, NGOs Call For ‘Maha Rally’ Against Animal Abuse

Animal Abuse

A group of over 40 NGOs and animal welfare groups have unitedly called for a ‘Maha Rally’ at Jantar Mantar in the National Capital on October 1 to raise voice against cruelty to the animals who “face daily persecution” in the country.

According to a press statement issued by the India Unites For Animal Rights (IUFAR) on Saturday, “There will be lawyers, teachers, students, actors, doctors, engineers, architects, social activists joining hands and hearts to highlight the plight of animals in this land of Ahimsa.” The event is being held a day ahead of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who “famously said that the progress of a nation can be judged by the way it treats its animals”.

The pan-India umbrella group includes prominent animal welfare bodies like People for Animals, Friendicoes, House of Stray Animals, Nandi Sewa Trust, Kashmir Animal Welfare Foundation amid many others.

Noted singer and guitarist Rahul Ram is scheduled to lend his voice to the theme of the rally,

Jeene Bhi Do Yaaro.

The press statement highlighted the cruelty to animals from goats “exported live to the Middle East for halal meat” to camels and cows “openly smuggled to Bangladesh” in unhealthy and unsafe conditions.

“The fine for crimes against animals is a laughable Rs 50. We shall be collecting signatures for a ‘No More 50’ petition to the PM to pass the long awaited amendment strengthening punishment for crimes against animals,” the communique stated.

The group also sought support from media representatives, to help amplify the suffering that goes unseen, unnoticed and unpunished. “Let’s join together so that the cries of billions of animals may no longer be ignored,” it stated.

The event will be held between 2 and 5 pm at Jantar Mantar, Parliament Road in New Delhi.

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Surekha Dasari
8 months ago

Excellent Initiative 👏 I live in south wish I could join.. we should do the same in southern parts of India too.

Krupa Sethuram
Krupa Sethuram
8 months ago
Reply to  Surekha Dasari

We must. The shelters too need aid from the government. The private shelters are struggling with only some donations from group members.

Deeptimayee Mallick
Deeptimayee Mallick
8 months ago

I wish ki govt tak eiy abaj pahonche aur in bejuban baccho ke bachabk liy koi sakt kanun laye …

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