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For Animals, India has organised street rallies across the country in support of India's animals, calling for increased awareness and improvements in animal welfare.
Please show your support by joining their activities and adding your voice for animals in India.
Details as follows:
Where: At Jantar Mantar, on 23rd April, 2012 from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Agenda: This gathering is meant to highlight the plight of all non-human living beings of this country with special reference to the following and to demand urgent remedial action.
Demand for the full and ethical implementation of the ABC (Animal Birth Control) programme and continued involvement of animal welfare organisations in it on the basis of strict accountability.
Condemnation of the setting up of pounds in several cities and investigation of the developments in Srinagar, particularly the insertion of tender advertisements in local newspapers by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation.
Demand for prompt enactment of the Animal Welfare Act drafted by the Animal Welfare Board of India, and submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Inter alia, the amended act will look into exploitation of poultry and livestock kept in cruel conditions and will address the issue of animal sacrifice for religious occasions.
Expression of concern over reports of continued harassment of people feeding and taking care of stray animals and the demand that the police strictly implement the order of the Honourable Delhi High Court regarding the feeding of stray dogs.
Demand for the use of non animal alternatives in experimentation, a credible investigation of the funding of cruel and irrelevant experiments on animals being allowed in India, and into the composition and functioning of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision on Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA).
Protest against the indifference of authorities to cruelty to animals, particularly the savage manner in which cattle are transported in the country and smuggled out of it. Demand for strong action against careless disposal of plastic waste whose ingestion causes acute suffering to cattle.
Expression of concern over the proliferation of incidents of man-animal conflict and strong condemnation of continued human encroachment into animal habitats in the name of development which also causes severe damage to environment.
To confirm your participation, please click here and follow the instructions on For Animals dedicated rally pages.