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
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 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.
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
- in any litigation involving animals that you may be involved in, or
- any police case or complaint, or
- 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