Gautam Buddha Nagar Police Register FIR for Throwing Dog From High-Rise Building; PETA India Offers Reward of Up to Rs 50,000 for Information Leading to Arrest

Posted on by Erika Goyal

Based on a viral video of the bloodied carcass of a dog who’s said to have been thrown from the high-rise building of Ajnara Homes, a housing society in Greater Noida, PETA India worked with local activists and the Gautam Buddha Nagar Police Commissionerate to register a first information report (FIR) against the unidentified perpetrator(s). The harrowing footage vividly illustrates the suffering the canine endured before their tragic passing. Taking prompt action, the Bisrakh Police Station sent the animal’s body for a postmortem and registered an FIR under Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860. PETA India is offering a reward of up to Rs 50,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for torturing the dog.

Anyone with information about the perpetrator(s) can contact PETA India’s animal emergency helpline on 9820122602 or at [email protected]. Informants’ identities will be kept confidential upon request.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by OfficialPETAIndia (@petaindia)

PETA India recommends that perpetrators of animal abuse undergo psychiatric evaluation and receive counselling, as abusing animals indicates a 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. A study published in Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal stated, “Those who engage in animal cruelty were [three] times more likely to commit other crimes, including murder, rape, robbery, assault, harassment, threats, and drug/substance abuse.”

PETA India has long campaigned for strengthening The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, which contains outdated, inadequate penalties, such as a maximum fine of only Rs 50 for convicted first-time offenders (although the IPC prescribes stronger punishments). In a proposal sent to the central government regarding an amendment to the act, PETA India recommended significantly increasing penalties for cruelty to animals.

Things to Do When You Witness Cruelty to Animals

Help Us Strengthen Punishments for Animal Abusers