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Against ill-treatment of animals

There are many municipal zoos that are illegal. Cases should be filed against the municipal commissioner under Section 40 for running an illegal zoo and keeping wild animals in illegal custody.

Against ill-treatment of animals
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I can see a grievously hurt animal on the road. What immediate actions can I take to save it?
First, gently move the animal away from the road so it doesn't get run-down again. Immediately . contact the animal husbandry department or government vet in your area . Ring up an animal welfare organisation or gaushala and ask them for an animal ambulance. Explain the injury and ask them to bring first aid and pain killers with them. Offer to pay as all animal organisations get no money from any sources except public donations. If the ambulance is not available, take the animal to a hospital shelter or a vet. In order to stop bleeding wounds, place a compress of clean cloth or gauze directly over the wound, applying firm but gentle pressure, and allow it to clot. If a wound on the leg or foot is bleeding severely, gently elevate the leg until the wound is above the heart. This allows gravity to reduce blood pressure near the wound which will slow the bleeding. If bleeding continues after applying direct pressure and elevation, you will need to apply pressure to the artery supplying blood to the injury
I witnessed an intentional animal run-down on the road. What action should I take?
First, try to click the picture of the vehicle or person who carried out the intentional animal run-down. Note down the number of the vehicle. Call an animal ambulance on the spot, in order to provide medical aid to the animal. In order to stop bleeding wounds, place a compress of clean cloth or gauze directly over the wound, applying firm but gentle pressure, and allow it to clot. If a wound on the leg or foot is bleeding severely, gently elevate the leg until the wound is above the heart. This allows gravity to reduce blood pressure near the wound which will slow the bleeding. If bleeding continues after applying direct pressure and elevation, you will need to apply pressure to the artery supplying blood to the injury.
Thereafter, register an FIR with your local police station and provide them with photographic and other evidence to make your case strong. In order to register an FIR, you need to visit your local police station. The FIR is basically a written document that is prepared by the police, which has the details about your complaint (For example: locality, time, name of the complainant, alleged activity, etc.) There are no charges for filing an FIR. After that, the police conduct an investigation, which may include arrests. Once the investigation has been concluded the police will record all their findings in a charge sheet. If it is deemed that there is enough proof on the charge sheet the case goes to court. The court proceedings include the hearing of arguments, cross-examination, witness statements and presentation of other evidences etc.
Intentional killing of an animal, without any just and reasonable cause is an offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960. This is also a cognizable offence under Section 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code.
I can see emaciated animals in a zoo. Where can I report the same?
First, you should report the matter with the zoo authority in your area. Gather photographic evidence. File an RTI application on the local forest department to gather more information. Then approach the Forest Department with your complaint. Send an email to the Central Zoo Authority with all the details and photos. The contact information of the central zoo authority and its members can be found at:
http://cza.nic.in/contactus.html
If even that doesn't help, you can file a complaint of negligence (in taking care of Animals) and cruelty against animals (Section 11 of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960) and under the Wildlife Act 1972 against the manager/officer in charge of the zoo in the court of law. In order to register an FIR, you need to visit your local police station. The FIR is a written document that is prepared by the police, which has the details about your complaint (For example: locality, time, name of the complainant, alleged activity, etc.) Note, that there are no charges for filing an FIR. After that, the police conduct investigation, which may include arrests. Once the investigation has been concluded the police will record all their findings in a charge sheet. If it is deemed that there is enough proof on the charge sheet the case goes to court.
There are many municipal zoos that are illegal. The case should be filed against the municipal commissioner under Section 40 for running an illegal zoo and keeping wild animals in illegal custody. In order to be legal the zoo has to have permission from the Central Zoo Authority and if it does not have that, it cannot run.
(Send your questions to manekaanimallove@gmail.com)
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