Illegal Ram Fight Stopped in Kolhapur Following PETA India Intervention

Posted on by Shreya Manocha

After receiving reports from a concerned resident regarding an illegal ram fight event scheduled to take place at the Mahalaxmi Yatra in Bhadvan village, Ajara tehsil, Kolhapur district, on 18 February, PETA India promptly and successfully took action to stop the event by notifying and collaborating with Kolhapur police. A first information report has been registered by Ajara Police Station under Section 11 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, against five persons: the organisers of the event and animal owners who brought rams to the venue to participate in the fight. Police intervened in the nick of time and prevented the event from taking place.

Ram fighting involves pitting two male sheep against each other in a violent and often bloody confrontation. The animals are hit and goaded into fighting until one is deemed the winner. This practice subjects them to significant physical and psychological harm, including injuries such as fractures, puncture wounds, and severe stress.

Spectacles in which animals are forced to fight are cruel, violent, and illegal. Don’t participate in them, and report them to the local police. Please send evidence of such events being planned or taking place to [email protected].

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