The text describes the rescue of cattle by People for Animal Welfare Services (PAWS), Thrissur, Kerala being illegally transported. Kerala and West Bengal allow the slaughter of cattle (which for the rest of India its not allowed but prevalent). Prior published reading on VoSD on illegal cattle transport and slaughter here
Credits & references
- Pictures: Kannan Anchery & Preethi Sreevalsan (PAWS Thrissur).
- Text: Sally Kannan (PAWS Thrissur).
- The police complaint by PAWS Thrissur can be seen here
On Oct 8, 2014 we stopped yet another truck transporting cattle for slaughter. We have stopped so many trucks overloaded with cattle for slaughter but nothing has changed. When we found this truck it had 20 cattle were stuffed in. Worse they were using the same old nasty ‘green chillies’ , which are stocked to rub into the eyes of the cattle that fall from fatigue. We called the police and got the vehicle to be taken to the station.
A complaint was made in the Kodagara police station under:
- Prevention of cruelty act 1960, section II
- Transport of Animals Rule 1978, sections 47 to 56
- Transport of Animals Amendment Rules 2001 section 96, 97, 98.
The owner of the load came to us and asked us to please withdraw our case, as “it happened by mistake”! Also, this is the only job they know and this is their lively hood and so we must pardon them and be kind to them!!