hear a big round of applause for our friends at Animal Rahat, a PETA-supported organisation dedicated to helping animals who
are forced to work. Their efforts, along with PETA's, have resulted in the
cancellation of a cruel bull-racing event in Satara, Maharashtra.
After learning that bull races were scheduled to take place in late August and early
September in Aundh, Baghwadi, Kolewadi,
Anjanapura, Bidal, Dhokalwadi and Padegaon in Satara district, PETA sent
an urgent letter to Satara Superintendent of Police KMM Prasanna asking him to
step in and stop the cruel – and illegal – events. PETA pointed out that during
bull races, the animals are commonly beaten with sticks, which often have nails
protruding from them, and that the races are illegal. The local police did
their job admirably, stopping the races.
Thank you, Superintendent
KMM Prasanna and the Satara police, for enforcing the law and common decency
over the cruelty and greed that drive these spectacles.
Now that the Ministry
of Environment and Forests has stated in The Gazette of India that
bulls can no longer be used as "performing" animals, this means that
cruel bull races are now banned everywhere in India. If you learn about any
such events, please do everything in your capacity to stop them. You can also
write to us at Info@petaindia.org, and
we'll guide you through your efforts.
Posted by PETA
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