While the nation was still mourning the death of the pregnant elephant in Kerala who was fed an explosive,the mouth of a pregnant cow in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, was blown off after she was fed a firecracker wrapped in wheat flour.
After pregnant elephant, now cow in Himachal consumes firecracker filled food, injuredhttps://t.co/uzZ6EdDImt
— India TV (@indiatvnews) June 6, 2020
A first information report was filed against the accused, and he has been arrested. PETA India’s Emergency Response Team is in contact with local police officials and the jurisdictional veterinary officer. Our team is also in touch with local veterinarians about the cow’s treatment and well-being. Currently, she is in bad shape, as her jaw is severely injured. She gave birth to a calf, who is fortunately healthy and suckling.
According to mental-health and law-enforcement authorities, people who commit acts of cruelty to animals often move on to hurting humans. In a study of domestic violence victims, 60% of women said that their abusive partners had harmed or killed their dogs or other animals.
PETA India has long campaigned to strengthen the nation’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, which contains outdated, inadequate penalties, such as a maximum fine of only Rs 50 for convicted first-time offenders. Several other recent cases of cruelty to animals have also shown the need for stronger penalties for animal abuse, including ones in which teens drowned a dog and a teen hung a dead cat for TikTok video views.
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