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100+ dogs killed in a 2 hr operation in Aratakatla, Kakinada Rural, East Godavari Dist on July 8. A report by Gopal R Surabathula on location

Posted on | July 13, 2014 | 11 Comments

100+ dogs killed in East Godavary District

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.

100+ dogs killed in East Godavary District

100+ dogs killed in East Godavary District

In his complaint to The District Collector reporting this incident he states Read more

Jallikattu Judgement by the Supreme Court of India (Part III): Speciesism and Fundamental Rights on Animals

Posted on | June 12, 2014 | No Comments

“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.

Forcefeeding alcohol to a bull at a Jallikattu/ Bull racing venue

Forcefeeding alcohol to a bull at a Jallikattu/ Bull racing venue

The Supreme Court of India passed a landmark judgement in the Jallikattu case, that has far reaching consequences for rights of animals in India. The entire text of the Supreme Court Jallikattu Judgement can be seen here, the scanned copy of the Supreme Court Jallikattu Judgment can be downloaded here pp 1- 20, pp 21-40, pp 41-60, pp 61-80, pp 81-100, pp 101-103.

In this part we see the excerpts of what the Supreme Court actually said & how you can use them to help animals.

SECTION I:  INTRODUCTION

On the 7th of May, 2014, the Supreme Court of India pronounced what can only be termed a historic judgment in the matter titled “Animal Welfare Board of India Versus A. Nagaraja & Others” and several related appeals and petitions. It is common knowledge that vide its judgment, the Hon’ble Court banned the use of bulls and bullocks in performances such as jallikattu and bullock cart races.

WHAT IS NOT COMMON KNOWLEDGE, YET, however, is just how elaborately the Hon’ble Court dealt with the issue of Animal Rights, and “ordered” protection for animals.

In section II of this article, below, we have excerpted some “QUOTABLE QUOTES” from the judgment. They’re exceptional, they’re immensely empowering ; and THIS IS THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA, TALKING.

“Arm” yourselves with these; and use the Supreme Court observations

  1. in any litigation involving animals that you may be involved in, or
  2. any police case or complaint, or
  3. any other hostile or dispute situation that you may find yourself in, on account of the non-humans that you care for and wish to protect,

Or use the excerpts that you find in Section II of this article, as the situation demands.

In fact, especially when confronted with unsympathetic and unrelenting ‘public authorities’, including Courts and police establishments or police personnel, knowing what the Supreme Court has said, and inviting their attention to it, might just “tilt the balance” in your favor.

SECTION II: WHAT THE SUPREME COURT SAID – EXCERPTS Read more

Jallikattu Judgement: When the Supreme Court of India declared the rights of animals to be an issue of “Seminal Importance” (Part II)

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 ...

Jallikattu Judgement: When the Supreme Court of India declared the rights of animals to be an issue of “Seminal Importance” (Part I)

The Supreme Court of India pronounced a landmark judgment in the matter titled “Animal Welfare Board of India Versus A. Nagaraja & Ors.”, and allied appeals and petitions, on the 7th of May, 2014. The use of bulls and bullocks in performances such as Jallikattu, bullock cart racing, etc., was banned. In articles that will follow, we shall focus on the judgment itself, and how those of us that wish to, can use it as powerful precedent to help animals. Through ...

The Supreme Court of India rules against animal abuse: Bans Jallikattu and Bullock cart racing

There has been a battle raging for many years (see bottom of this article for previous VoSD articles) between the horribly abused Jallikattu bulls and the bullocks used for cart racing, and those that were using them ostensibly for “sport” and to “perpetuate tradition” & “showcase rich cultural heritage”. Finally the bulls and the bullocks have won!   In a landmark, historic judgment passed at 10.30 a.m. today (7th May), ...

CNVR in practice in India (Part I): How it ‘eased’ its way in India ‘through’ the sub par TANUVAS-AWBI research

Its not everyday that you see a report ‘commissioned’ by a Govt body on a deeply invasive surgical procedure - that show’s that 60% of the population of study 1 has severe-to-adverse results and 38% of the population of study 2 simply goes missing! And then the study declares the surgical procedure a success. The one thing worse could be that a complex invasive surgical procedure is tested on only 24 individuals and would then be used on millions each ...

Sneha Maiya alleges VoSD killed or displaced VoSD Rescues No 1659 & No. 1707: Easily disproved on the strength of VoSD Rescue protocols and because we went back & found the dog!

Of the 230+ articles published  by this publication this is the 1st being written and published in 1st person. At it is in response to a motivated attack by a person, possibly persons, alleging that I and VoSD have either killed or displaced dogs we rescued - without a shred of evidence or the capacity to assimilate the information and evidence to the contrary. And actually engaged senior 'professionals' in 'animal welfare' to approach VoSD on the basis of this allegations - with ...

Illegal Cow Slaughter prevalent across India (Part 1): The case of AP High Court closing illegal slaughter houses in Kakinada (AP)

Pictures from an illegal slaughter house at Pithapuram, East Godavari district, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh [caption id="attachment_3505" align="alignleft" ...

Police directive by Delhi Police & Bureau of Police Research and Development for the protection of street and pet dogs, and other animals

    For everybody that stands up for animals and Animal Rights, the following two Police Initiatives in February, 2014, have to be taken note of.      In a NUTSHELL :    The Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Delhi Police, has written to all Joint Commissioners of Police, Delhi, and Heads of all Districts, Delhi Police, directing them to ensure that all Officers ...

VoSD Owner Surrender: Surrendering your unwanted pet dog to VoSD (Applicable only for dog owners and their unwanted pet dogs at BANGALORE)

  Please read the complete page for limitations and responsibilities. This document refers to The VoSD Pet Owner Surrender Standard Operating Procedure, The VoSD Pet Owner Surrender Form & The VoSD Rescue Standard Operating Procedure Surrendering your pet dog MUST be your last option. VoSD provides this facility, only so that you do NOT abandon the dog. We are interested in the welfare and well-being of the dog. If you have exhausted all other avenues, you can surrender your dog to the ...