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  1. 1. By – Suvan Sagi ANIMAL CRUELTY
  2. 2. Introduction  Our planet Earth is a very beautiful place. Here, all the living organisms are dependent on each other and live together. We, humans, are considered as the most intelligent species on Earth. But, we sometimes become very insensitive to the creatures who cannot express themselves, especially the animals. We harm them just to fulfill our needs.  Cruelty means a behaviour that harms others physically or mentally. But it's a matter of shame that we only consider human beings when it comes to cruelty. We forget that animals are also living creatures and we should not be cruel to them. Just because these creatures can not express themselves as we do, we forget that these are are living and can feel pain sadness and all other emotions  Human industries that contribute to this cruelty are - Textile, Cosmetics, Home Decor and many more. Animal skins and furs are used in textile industries, animal skin, fur, horns and teeths are used to make home decor items. Many animals are killed for their meat also. Animals are ill-treated in laboratories where they are used for testing and experiments. They are often kept in freezing conditions or in boiling conditions.  It is high time now that we stop abusing these poor animals. They are also living beings and are very very important to us as without them the whole ecosystem will disbalance. We should raise awareness and stop these cruelties against animals
  3. 3. Information on animal cruelty pt-1  Cruelty to animals has become an international issue concerning animal welfare. Animals are subjected to harsh treatments due to many human needs. This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed and stopped. Cruelty towards animals has led to many deaths, and it is gradually increasing as the world population is increasing.  In some of the zoos, it can be seen that the animals are kept in a dirty cage with unhygienic methods of feeding. This treatment has to lead to unfortunate deaths of animals due to diseases and poor standards of treatment. The veiled ill-treatment of animals in the experiment laboratories can make one nauseous to look at. The animals in these laboratories are injected with trial medicines and often kept at freezing temperatures. These harsh actions on animals lead to their painful death.  The textile industry uses animal skin and their body hairs to make exotic fabrics and accessories. The animals have to go through a painful process to bestow these elements for the human luxuries. Certain home décor elements are made from animal skin, teeth, fur, horns, etc. which is major exploitation of animal welfare policies. We, as a human being, do not measure the pain animals go through because of such practices.  The cosmetics industry contributes to animal cruelty by testing their products on these animals. These tests allow the researchers to apply and inject chemicals into the animal’s body. Chemicals are also injected in an animal’s eyes to test reaction to eyes. In this process, many animals died with pain and failed trials. This testing shows the immoral human actions upon innocent animals.
  4. 4. Information on animal cruelty pt-2  The world has witnessed cruelty towards animals in many ways. Sometimes we see rural population and the urban as well treating animals harshly. The animals that fall prey to such actions are usually domesticated or lost.  Many animals and birds have gone extinct, and most of them are on the verge of extinction due to such cruelty towards them.  Some countries like Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Hongkong, Sweden, Germany and Austria have strict animal welfare laws. Indian law condemns animal cruelty but with exclusion. Strict laws prohibit exploitation of animals for entertainment use, but they are allowed to be experimented on and feed upon
  5. 5. Acts against animal cruelty The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 • The evolution of the intellectual faculties of humans has placed them in a position of dominance over other species. • Under the Act, the term animal is defined as ‘any living creature other than a human’. ‘The Question Is Not, Can They Reason? Nor, Can They Talk? But, Can They Suffer?’ -Jeremy Bentham
  6. 6. Some basic animal rights in India. 1.It is the fundamental duty of every citizen of India to have compassion for all living creatures. 2.To kill or injure any animal, including stray animals, is a punishable offence. 3.Abandoning any animal for any reason can land you in prison for up to three months 4.No animal (including chickens) can be slaughtered in any place other than a slaughterhouse. Sick or pregnant animals shall not be slaughtered. 5.Stray dogs that have been operated for birth control cannot be captured or relocated by anybody including any authority. 6.Neglecting an animal by denying her sufficient food, water, shelter and exercise or by keeping him chained/confined for long hours is punishable by a fine or imprisonment of up to 3 months or both. 7. Monkeys are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and cannot be displayed or owned. 8. Bears, monkeys, tigers, panthers, lions and bulls are prohibited from being trained and used for entertainment purposes, either in circuses or streets. 9.Animal sacrifice is illegal in every part of the country. 10.Teasing, feeding or disturbing the animals in a zoo and littering the zoo premises is an offence punishable by a fine of Rs. 25000 or imprisonment of up to three years or both. 11.Disturbing or destroying eggs or nests of birds and reptiles or chopping a tree having nests of such birds and reptiles or even attempting to do so constitutes to hunting and attracts a punishment of a fine of up to Rs. 25000, or imprisonment of up to seven years or both.

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