The plight of horse
Shaktimaan highlights the need to strengthen India's animal-protection laws and
penalties for abuse.
Indian citizens and people around the world were horrified by the events that
led a police horse named Shaktimaan to break his leg on 14 March during a political rally in Dehradun. Shaktimaan eventually died after suffering from immense pain.
People convicted of crimes against animals
often get away with paying only a paltry Rs 50 fine – the highest
penalty for such abuse for a first offense under The Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals Act, 1960.
case shines a light on the urgent need to strengthen India's animal-protection
laws and increase the penalties for cruelty to animals. Countless other animals
across India are abused every day, and the current penalties are not enough to
deter people who want to harm them.
Please use the form below to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protect India's most vulnerable beings and show that cruelty won't be tolerated by strengthening India's animal-protection laws and ensuring that animal abusers receive jail time and significant fines, as well as counselling and a ban on having contact with animals.