Based on a viral video of a man grabbing a frightened dog by the neck and leg and throwing him far into a river, PETA India worked with Priyanshu Jain of People for Animals (PFA) Indore to file a formal complaint at Neelganga police station. An FIR has now been registered under Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860, and Section 11(1) of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960. The cruel incident was reported to PETA India by many concerned citizens who shared the viral video of the act.
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PETA India also recommends that the perpetrator undergo psychiatric evaluation and receive counselling, as abusing animals indicates deep psychological disturbance. Research shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals are often repeat offenders who move on to hurting other animals, including humans. For example, Ameerul Islam, sentenced for raping and murdering Kerala law student Jisha, had a history of raping and killing dogs and goats. In a study published in the Journal of Emotional Abuse of abused women who sought shelter at a safe home and who had companion animals, 71% confirmed that their partner had threatened, injured, or killed the animals.