In response to a report that a cat was dismembered and beheaded near Grant Road in Mumbai, Meet Ashar of PETA India and Shashikanth Purohit of the Ahimsa Fellows worked with Mumbai police to register a first information report against an unknown person or persons. 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 this savage killing.
Anyone with information about the culprits is urged to contact PETA India’s animal emergency helpline on (0) 9820122602 or at [email protected]. The informer’s identity will be kept confidential upon request.
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PETA India has long campaigned to strengthen The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960, which contains outdated, inadequate penalties, such as a maximum fine of only Rs 50 for convicted first-time offenders, although the Indian Penal Code does contain stronger punishments. In a proposal sent to the central government regarding an amendment to the PCA Act, PETA India recommended significantly increasing penalties for cruelty to animals.
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