Rescued! Another Dog Saved from the Meat Trade in Meghalaya

For Immediate Release:
15 November 2016

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PETA Coordinates With Volunteers, Police Officers to Save Animal’s Life

Madanryting, Meghalaya – When Joe Thangkhiew spotted a suspected participant in the dog-meat trade capturing a dog from the street in Madanryting and carrying the animal away in a sack, he took action. He recorded the incident and reported it to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, which coordinated with East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police (City) Vivek Syiem. The culprit, named Jeni Lusai, was arrested and charged, and the dog was rescued from slaughter. Earlier this month, PETA successfully worked with police and locals elsewhere in Meghalaya to stop the slaughter of two other dogs.

“We are grateful to the Meghalaya police for its swift action. But while this dog was spared being killed and hacked apart for someone’s taste for flesh, billions of other animals are not as lucky”, says PETA CEO Poorva Joshipura. “PETA encourages kind people across India to report any cruelty to animals when they see it and to spare animals’ lives by eating vegan.”

Killing dogs for meat is illegal under Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, and Section 11(1)(a), (d), (e), and (l) of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.

The consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy foods is responsible for unimaginable animal suffering. Dogs are butchered with dull knives while they’re still conscious. Chickens used for eggs are often kept inside cages so small that they can’t spread a wing. Fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive on the decks of fishing boats. And calves are often taken away from their mothers shortly after birth so that humans can steal the milk that was meant for them. Eating meat can cause our health to suffer, too: the consumption of meat and other animal-derived foods has been linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity.

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