Animal Laws Category

VoSD’s SOP is clear that we will NOT allow any casual visitors to our facilities – only registered volunteers and employees are allowed. The people who have the most problem with this it are a section of Bangalore ‘activists’ working for a couple of NGOs and their sympathizers and the spammers working for them that has been referred to in an earlier post (picked up by the trashy yellow journalist and editor of Bangalore Mirror). These guys have the option of registering – but will not. We are on recordRead More
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 soRead More
The text describes the the rescue of 31 cattle by People For Cattle India (PFCI) in Perumanallur (Tirupur District), Tamilnadu.  The article is terribly important for 3 reasons:  Unlike in most such cases the cattle were not released by police order etc. They stay rescued. PFCI makes an aggressive & legally sound complaint that enforces an FIR and therefore the matter is not just for the police to decide but the courts. The cattle as from so many parts of AndhraPradesh, Tamilnadu & Karnataka were being smuggled into Kerala forRead More
The text describes the situation of 2 successive activist raids on June 22 & 23 and on Aug 23 in New Delhi in which the activists manages to salvage the lives of 300 livestock being smuggled in 12 trucks driving through the heart of New Delhi. Over 10 people were arrested while others escaped. Pictures: Abhinav Srihan. Pictures are used with permission by VoSD. All pictures have been used as is with enhancements only for low light conditions or contrast. Text: Mohit Sanghal. Text is used with minor edits for clarity. PriorRead More
The text describes the situation of 2 successive activist raids on June 22 & 23 and on Aug 23 in New Delhi in which the activists manages to salvage the lives of 300 livestock being smuggled in 12 trucks driving through the heart of New Delhi. Over 10 people were arrested while others escaped. Pictures: Abhinav Srihan. Pictures are used with permission by VoSD. All pictures have been used as is with enhancements only for low light conditions or contrast. Text: Mohit Sanghal. Text is used with minor edits for clarity. PriorRead More
Every day we get about 10-15 people writing in with one request – can VoSD open in their city? But we can’t! Because of these limitations: The iron discipline that is required (systems processes and people) The scale of the operation with over 2400 rescues in 21 months, 350+ permanent residents and a stated no-refusal policy for even the most expensive treatement, and Because there is so much to be done in Bangalore it will take us another couple of years to get to a point where we can get helpRead More
1 Beef being packed with ice for export
Illegal cattle slaughter is illegal but rampant in India with Kerala & West Bengal as its sole ‘legal’ outposts. Earlier we’d covered cattle slaughter in Andhra Pradesh – and this is yet another report on slaughter continuing unabated despite a High Court Order. In this report sent to the The Commissioner of the Rajahmundry Municipal Corporation, Gopal refers to the slaughter of Cattle taking place in slaughter house situated in Rajahmundry Municipal Corporation limits of East Godavari District – Slaughter of Cattle is clear violation of the existing Acts and the orders of the HighRead More
100+ dogs killed in East Godavary District
In-spite of there being a clear mandate for Spay Nueter/ ABC under Indian law by the Central Govt. most civic bodies resort to killing. One such report received by The Voice of Stray Dogs is from Aratakatla, Kakinada Rural, East Godavari Dist. where 100+ dogs were killed in a 2 hr operation on the morning of July 8. The pictures and report are from location from Gopal R Surabathula of the Animal Rescue Org. In his complaint to The District Collector reporting this incident he statesRead More
“When we look at the rights of animals from the national and international perspective, what emerges is that every species has an inherent right to live and shall be protected by law, subject to the exception provided out of necessity. Animal has also honor and dignity which cannot be arbitrarily deprived of and its rights and privacy have to be respected and protected from unlawful attacks.” – Supreme Court of India, Jallikattu Judgment. The Supreme Court of India passed a landmark judgement in the Jallikattu case, that has far reaching consequences for rightsRead More
The Supreme Court of India banned the use of bulls and bullocks in performances such as jallikattu, bullock cart racing, etc., by its landmark judgment pronounced on the 7th of May, 2014, in the matter titled “Animal Welfare Board of India Versus A. Nagaraja & Ors.” Through Part I we released with permission, a part of the material that was before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, i.e. one set of jallikattu pictures, report, and video recorded by an AWBI observer during 3 jallikattu events in year 2013, demonstrating horrific abuse ofRead More