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  • VICTORY: Ban of Entry of Elephants into the City of Mumbai

    Written by PETA

    After reviewing a graphic report submitted by PETA India regarding the cruelty endured by elephants in cities, the Government of Maharashtra has announced that elephants will no longer be allowed in Mumbai. The ban came on the heels of a report – which PETA India presented to Mr. K. L. Prasad, Joint Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) and Mr. Shree Bhagwan- Chief Conservator of Forests, Thane Circle – pointing out many of the problems associated with allowing elephants on roads and outside temples in the city, including cruelty to elephants, the threat to human life and property, and the possible transmission of tuberculosis and anthrax to humans. PETA India also pointed out the violations of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960; the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972; the Performing Animals (Registration) Rule, 2001; the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959; and the Bombay Police Act with regard to the importation and use of elephants in Mumbai. The order passed by Mr. Shree Bhagwan, Chief Conservator of Forests- Thane (MS) gives a boost to the campaign started by PETA India to ban the entry of elephants in cities. The ban comes after an 18 month long campaign through which Actor Rahul Khanna and Celina Jaitley posed in advertisements, letters written by MP Shatrughan Sinha and MP Maneka Gandhi; and a petition signed by Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, John Abraham, MP Priya Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Isha Koppikar, Mahesh Bhatt, Yana Gupta and Gulshan Grover amongst others asking the Chief Minister to ban the entry of elephants into the city. All elephants in the city of Mumbai are without a valid ownership certificate and will be asked to leave the city says Mr. Shree Bhagwan - Chief Conservator of Forests, Thane (MS). The order is progressive, and sets the gold standard for other governments to emulate, says PETA India’s Chief Functionary, Anuradha Sawhney. We commend the government for their foresight, initiative, and kindness.To read more about our campaign, please check out www.petaindia.org. You too can get involved, please log on to http://www.petadishoom.com/streetteam/index.asp and join our Street Team.
  • PETA Members in Biohazard Suits Issue Emergency Warning

    Written by PETA

    TVMDemo%20copy.jpgPETA activists wearing biohazard suits next to a black buck in a coffin and carrying placards reading Zoos are Deathtraps and Zoos are Hazardous for Animals outside the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo on the 11th of July 2007. On the heels of foot and mouth reportedly taking a toll at the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, PETA is urging the public to boycott all zoos. The intense confinement animals suffer in zoos makes them susceptible to disease and literally, drives them insane. You too can get involved and get active for animals. Sign up as a street Teamer (http://www.petadishoom.com/streetteam/st_signup.asp ).

  • You Can't Be a Meat-Eating Environmentalist

    Written by PETA

    Demo%20picture.JPGEating out of a giant earth and holding placards reading You Cant Be a Meat Eating Environmentalist and Go Veg: For the Earth, For the Animals, For your Health, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India created awareness on meat eating and its ill effects on planet earth on World Environment Day.

    Activists were eating the earth, and others distributed leaflets on how you cannot be a meat eating environmentalist. India’s increased use of intensive animal rearing, modeled after the western world’s factory farming methods, is wreaking havoc on the environment. A recent study done by Times has pegged one of the main reasons for global warming as livestock rearing for food. The international meat industry generates roughly 18% of the world's greenhouse-gas emissions—even more than transportation—according to a report from the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization.

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