Kolhapur: FIR Registered for Goat Sacrifice Following PETA India Complaint

Posted on by Erika Goyal

After learning that a goat was sacrificed in front of Mahalakshmi Temple in Kolhapur, PETA India worked with a local activist, Ashish Kamble, to get a first information report (FIR) registered. The sacrifice, which was performed in full view of the public, was captured on video. The footage shows a man holding the hind legs of a frightened goat while another man beheads the animal.

goat slaughtered for meat and milk - Alwar Rajasthan

The FIR was registered under sections 34 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, and sections 3 11(1)(a) and 11(1)(l) of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.

The Supreme Court has ordered that animals can be slaughtered only in licensed slaughterhouses and that municipal authorities must ensure compliance with this ruling. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001, and the Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses) Regulations, 2011, permit the slaughter of animals for food only in licensed slaughterhouses equipped with species-specific stunning equipment.

Gujarat, Kerala, Puducherry, and Rajasthan already have specific laws in place prohibiting the religious sacrifice of any animal in any temple or its precinct. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana prohibit it in any place of public religious worship or adoration or its precinct or in any congregation or procession connected with religious worship on a public street.

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