Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Supreme Court of India Bans Dogfighting And Cockfighting

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

The Supreme Court of India recently banned the use of bulls in any type of performance, including races, bullfights and jallikattu, an annual festival in which thousands of men chase the bulls to grab prizes tied to their horns. Any violation of this ban is officially punishable under the Prevention of Cruelty to the Animals Act. Now, in another pro-animal move by the high court, you can add cockfighting, dogfighting and other such cruelties to that list of banned activities.

Even though it is illegal under The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, cockfighting still takes place in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tamil Nadu, and dogfighting still occurs in Haryana and Punjab. Cockfighting and dogfighting are both cruel acts that use animals for human entertainment without regard for their safety. At the end of each fight, one or more animals are usually seriously injured or dead.

The Supreme Court order directs the AWBI and state governments to protect the “five freedoms” of animals: freedom from hunger and thirst; freedom from discomfort; freedom from pain, injury and disease; freedom from fear and distress and freedom to express normal behavior. It also orders that both “take steps to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on the animals” and directs the AWBI to make sure that those who are caring for animals not participate in the encouragement of fighting against other animals or human beings.

You can help support India in their progressive stance on animal abuse by reporting any cockfighting or dogfighting to WhistleBlower@petaindia.org.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

VIA PETA

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments

Kendall Jenner’s calfskin shoes illustrate how society values animal products

Press releases often find their way into my inbox. Occasionally, they’ll centre around a new animal rights initiative or vegan product, but usually, they’re unsolicited dribble e-blasted to every unprotected news media email address available. So when news of some…

Seductive and Destructive: The Insidiousness of “Happy” Exploitation

We need to shatter and dispel once and for all the insidious myth that it is somehow possible to exploit non-human animals “humanely.”

How I Got Ill on a Vegan Diet and Why I Ended Up Listening to My Body

Let me tell you, when I made that choice, I didn’t feel good about it.