Kind people across the nation have been horrified by the news this week that a dog was violently beaten for seeking shelter from the rain in Mumbai. Other recent incidents of cruelty to animals include those in which animals were gang-raped, deliberately run over, or burned alive.
Punishments under The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, the main animal protection legislation, are weak. Currently, people convicted of crimes against animals often get away with paying only a paltry Rs 50 fine.
Please join us in demanding stronger punishments for animal abusers:
Here are nine things to do if you see someone abuse an animal: