Target: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
Goal: Increase animal cruelty punishments in order to ensure justice for animals who suffer extreme suffering.
A dog was found with its leg cut off, a deep gash in its shoulder, and one eye popping out of its head, likely due to an extremely hard blow to the head. The dog was one of many stray dogs that roam the streets of many major cities in India. Witnesses at the scene claimed that they saw someone attacking the severely mutilated dog with a machete-like weapon. The dog was left for dead in a fish market, but was fortunately found and rushed to a veterinary clinic.
Veterinarians were able to stitch up the bulging eye and treat the open wounds on the dog’s body. Unfortunately, not much else could be done due to the dog’s weak state. The dog is recovering at the Thane Society for Protection of Cruelty to Animals, but will likely require further treatment and possible surgery, which will be postponed until her fragile condition is improved. It remains unknown whether the dog will survive.
India’s lax animal cruelty laws have resulted in the rampant abuse, mutilation, and killing of animals all over the country. An animal welfare officer with Animal Welfare Board of India has seen 40 such cases in only one week. Recent notable cases from across India include dogs being thrown from roofs, burned alive, and beaten with metal rods.
In order to end this horrendous cruelty, the perpetrators of these crimes must be given punishments proportionate to their actions. Until India’s animal protection laws are toughened, these offenders will continue to get off with small fines. Sign the petition below to demand that animal cruelty punishments are increased so that officials can finally start treating crimes against animals seriously.
Dear Mr. Modi,
A stray dog was recently found mutilated and near death on the streets of Mumbai. The dog had part of its leg cut off, a huge gash in its shoulder, and a bulging eye, likely due to a blow of extreme force to its head. Unfortunately, incidents like these have become commonplace in India because of lax animal protection laws.
Until India starts taking these crimes seriously, animals will continue to suffer this type of extreme cruelty. We, the undersigned, demand that animal cruelty laws are stiffened in order to ensure that those who abuse animals are properly punished.
[Your Name Here]
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