The Voice For The Voiceless: A Silent Protest Against Cruelty Towards Dogs

Organisations like Bezuban Buzzo Hope for Strays, Lions Club of Bombay Oceanic, Movement for Citizens Awareness, Yari Road Kalavihar Association, Mahiti Seva Samiti along with hundreds of citizens had also joined the protest demanding stringent laws.

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Amid the recent incident where an angry butcher killed a dog orphaning her six 3-weeks puppies resulted in a wave of anger among animal lovers. To protest against this and the guidelines of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, citizens and animal activist groups like 'Aaj ki Awaaz' staged a silent protest at BMC Park in Yari Road in Versova. 

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Talking about the same, Youth Ki Awaaz president Ajay Kaul said, 

In the last few years, incidents of cruelty against animals especially killing of stray dogs have witnessed a rise in Mumbai, therefore, we demand stringent action with regards to 'Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' law. Currently, according to the  'Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act' which was passed in 1960, if a person commits any act of cruelty against animals for the first time will have to pay the penalty between ₹10 and ₹50. For the second time if the crime is committed within a span of 3 years then the penalty will be anywhere between ₹25 and ₹100 with an imprisonment of 3 months. If a person kills an animal and can get away with it at ₹10 then what's the point of the law? I strongly feel that the law should be amended and should be more strict. 

Notably, organisations like Bezuban Buzzo Hope for Strays, Lions Club of Bombay Oceanic, Movement for Citizens Awareness, Yari Road Kalavihar Association, Mahiti Seva Samiti along with hundreds of citizens had also joined the protest demanding stringent laws to prevent cruelty towards animals. 

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