PETA India, UP Police, and Locals Rescue Jackal From Well

For Immediate Release:

19 October 2020


Hiraj Laljani; [email protected]

Deepak Chaudhary; [email protected]

Group Enlists Help for Difficult Rescue Mission, Urges Public to Look Out for Animals in Need

Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh – Following a call from a concerned citizen, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India coordinated with officers from the Uttar Pradesh Police Department and local villagers to rescue a golden jackal who had fallen into a deep well in Sonbhadra.

The rescue video is available for download upon request.

PETA India Lead Emergency Response Coordinator Deepak Chaudhary coordinated from Mumbai with the local police, who rushed to the scene and found the exhausted jackal, who’d been trapped for several hours, struggling to stay afloat in the well. With the help of kind locals, the police managed to lower a net into the well, scoop up the animal, and haul him or her up with ropes. The jackal, who was unharmed, took off upon reaching solid ground.

“This jackal could have experienced a terrifying death, but he or she is fit and free, thanks to the initiative and compassion of the Uttar Pradesh police and everyone else involved in the rescue,” says Chaudhary. “PETA India hopes this story inspires the public to keep an eye out for animals in distress and to take action to help them.”

PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. The group’s Emergency Response Team is available around the clock on (0)9820122602.

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