Meerut - Cruelty against dogs

It personally saddens me to see this news coming from India.
What you read next is what happened only few months ago.......

"India is the only country in world that provides in its Constitution for mercy and care of the animals....
BUT ......

Here's proof that the Meerut administration has unleashed shocking brutality on the stray dogs in the area to protect & shield the ILLEGAL CATTLE SLAUGHTER HOUSES.

For the government of Uttar Pradesh state, India and its functionaries it seems like a perfect solution that people are venting out their anger by killing ALL and INNOCENT dogs. It suits the bureaucracy as it does not to bother the SLAUGHTER HOUSES and STOP the EVER FOURISHING TRADE OF Illegal CATTLE MEAT INDUSTRY in Meerut.

In a tragic incident, a five-year-old boy who had gone out in search of his mother in a field, has been attacked and bitten to death by a pack of street dogs at Kazipur, Meerut. As a result the villagers are eliminating each stray by brutally killing them.

They are ostensibly 'remedying' the situation that led to death of two children in village Kazipur, Meerut, allegedly due to stray dog attacks. In fact, there is an illegal abattoir in village Kazipur, which is violating every possible norm - pollution control, animal waste disposal, etc. Apparently, 5000 animals, mainly cattle, INCLUDING COWS are slaughtered in the abattoir every day - and then, the animal parts that are not used, and blood, bones, etc., are all allowed to flow into an open nullah adjacent to the abattoir, that flows through village Kazipur and beyond. The strays of the area feed on these animal remains as a consequence ; or attacked children who ventured too close to the nullah that is their food source."

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RELATED PETITIONS & LINKS


- Stop Dog Abuse in India
- MEERUT's (U.P., India) Shocking Brutality - Facebook group
- Mass Dog Culling in Meerut
- Stop Dog Abuse in India - Romina's Blog

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated... I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man". Mahatma Gandhi

2 comments:

OIPA – India Representative said...

The legislation for animals in India 'The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960' toothless, due to minor punishments and the offenses committed are non-cognizable in legal terms. The International Organization for Animal Protection - OIPA in India and People for Animals (SPCA) Haryana appeal to the Speaker, Lok Sabha to approve amendment in it - Naresh Kadyan, founder Chairman, PFA Haryana and Rep. of OIPA in India.

OIPA – India Representative said...

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has filed a writ petition in the Allahabad High Court, Uttar Pradesh seeking directions to the Uttar Pradesh Government for banning illegal abattoirs on corporation land and related activities leading to various health hazards and environmental pollution in Meerut. The respondent pointed out that they have taken steps and sought time to file a counter affidavit. It was also pointed out that various writ petitions are pending before the High Court in which interim orders have been granted. Therefore, all the pending writ petitions may be clubbed along with the writ petition filed by the NHRC. The Court ordered that let the respondent first file a counter affidavit in the matter as pleaded by them and fixed the next date of hearing on the 30th March, 2011.

It may be recalled that the illegal abattoirs and about two hundred furnaces have been causing water and air pollution within a radius of 2.5 kms in a densely populated area in Meerut city in Uttar Pradesh. The Commission found that despite the District Magistrate and the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Meerut assuring removal of this illegal activity from the corporation land, the ground reality is different. Therefore, the Commission summoned the Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh, DIG-cum-SSP, Municipal Commissioner and District Magistrate, Meerut and Chairman, State Pollution Control Board. In its notice to them, the Commission said that "the right to health is not only a vital human right, but also a fundamental right, guaranteed in the Constitution. If the health of the citizens is affected due to pollution and the local administration shows a lackadaisical approach in resolving the problem, the Commission cannot keep waiting as a helpless spectator and it has to take effective steps."

Since, the Uttar Pradesh Government failed to comply with the recommendations of the Commission in the matter despite assurance the Commission approached the High Court for seeking its intervention in the matter.