Clean Up Polluted River that Turned Dogs’ Fur Blue

Target: C. Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, India

Goal: Demand that more be done to crack down on pollution due to industrial waste.

For weeks, residents of the Indian community of Navi Mumbai were mystified by a strange phenomenon. Nearly a dozen stray dogs had inexplicably turned bright blue. The reason behind this unnatural occurrence is now believed to be untreated toxic waste from a dye manufacturer near the Kasadi River, where the dogs have been known to swim.

The manufacturer, Ducol Organics Pvt. Ltd., has been forced to shut down its factory for violating India’s anti-pollution laws. Yet there are still over 100 factories lining the banks of the river in this highly industrial area that should be inspected for potential violations as well.

This recent incident is a cause for alarm and a signal that more must be done to crack down on factories that release untreated waste into waterways. Sign this petition to demand that the local government step up enforcement and ensure that all manufacturers are held accountable for making India’s rivers cleaner and safer for animals and people alike.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Rao,

The Kasadi River flows through a heavily industrial part of the township of Navi Mumbai. The continued contamination of this river poses a major threat to both people and animals who rely on it for bathing and drinking. The recent news that a number of dogs were spotted with blue fur after a dye manufacturer irresponsibly dumped untreated waste into the river is disturbing and should be a call to action.

All residents of India depend on clean drinking water and a safe environment. More must be done to hold manufacturers accountable for combating water pollution. I urge you to step up enforcement of existing laws and call for stronger regulations to prevent subjecting more innocent animals or people to harmful waste.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Arati Chauhan

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7 Comments

  1. i suppose it is a good thing in a strange way that these beautiful animals fur is coloured, at least it showed there was something wrong, i only hope know animal was hurt by it.

  2. INDIA STOP THE MANUFACTURERS FROM POLLUTING THE WATER. YOU ALL NEED WATER TO SURVIVE?! I GUESS THE ONLY THING YOU UNDERSTAND IS PURE GREED. STOP BEFORE IT IS TO LATE FOR YOUR COMMUNITIES AND ANIMALS!

  3. lynn woods says:

    they don’t care about animals over there it’s about time something was done about the countries over there such as with the dog and cat meat trade don’t they respect life I guess not put an end to cruelty

  4. India – Who is your God?

  5. Sugandha N. says:

    I am Indian, and this is just so wrong. We really need to take care of the environment so that it can take care of us.

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️?

  7. If it did this to the animals’ fur during their swims in the toxic waters God knows what it did to their lungs, eyes and nostrils. The dog in the picture looks none too healthy if it is even alive! So, this is what countries do when they are on the up in global economics. They continue in certain places as they did when considered part of the third world. A vile indictment if ever there was one. Remember the awful toxicity that killed so many garment factory workers in a cloud of poison gas in 1980’s India, by a foreign owned complex? With all the billionaires of its own it now boasts, surely it should have moved on from poisoning the people in such ways.

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