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Good News: India Passes New Rules for the Protection of Animals

These new rules are not perfect for the animals, but one step closer to a better life for animals living in India. PeTA India published this positive information:

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released three new Gazette notifications under The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, to regulate dog breeders , animal markets, aquariums, and pet shops that sell fish. This progress has included a joint effort by animal protection groups including PETA India. PETA India was involved in the public consultation process for these rules and had provided useful comment to strengthen protections.

The rules are the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing) Rules, 2017; Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017; the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Aquarium and Fish Tank Animals Shop) Rules, 2017; and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, 2017.

In a perfect world, laws to protect animals would eliminate all cruelty, because dogs shouldn’t be bred and sold, cattle and other animals shouldn’t be sent to slaughter, and fish shouldn’t be kept in tanks. But sometimes change occurs in stages, and for now, the government has passed certain additional protections for dogs and fish as well as for cows, buffaloes, camels, and other animals who end up at animal markets. We also commend the government for helping remove animals from abusers through the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, 2017.

Some points to be noted include the following:

• The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, 2017 says, “If the accused is convicted, or pleads guilty, the magistrate shall deprive him of the ownership of animal and forfeit the seized animal to the infirmary, pinjrapole, SPCA, Animal Welfare Organisation or Gaushala already having custody for proper adoption or other disposition.”

• According to these new rules, dog breeders and owners of aquariums and pet shops that sell fish must register with the animal-welfare board of their respective states.

• No aquarium can keep, house, or display “any cetaceans, penguins, otters, manatees, sea turtles and marine turtles, artificially coloured fish, any species of fish tank animals listed in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (53 of 1972), or any species listed under the Appendix I of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species”.

• The sale of camels and all types of cattle, including buffaloes, for slaughter via animal markets isn’t allowed. The sale of cattle and camels can be made only to a person who carries valid documents proving that he or she is an “agriculturist”.

• Certain types of cruelty that commonly take place at markets will no longer be allowed, including hot branding and cold branding, mutilating animals’ ears, and force-feeding animals fluid to make them appear fatter in order to fetch a better price.

Unfortunately, the new rules don’t prevent the dairy industry from continuing to supply animals to the beef industry. India’s beef industry is massive because its supplier, the dairy industry, is massive. Read more about the link between beef and dairy foods here.

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How Is a Chicken Turned into Meat? By Torture

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Mercy for Animals

Many people love to eat chicken. But would they enjoy seeing what the chickens had to go through before landing on their plate? Probably not. As long as there are meat eaters there will be factories processing live animals. But do these animals need to suffer before being killed? No. But the animals need help to protect them from all the cruelty.

“In the last few weeks, both The New York Times (http://bit.ly/GFSNYTKristof) and USA Today (http://bit.ly/GFSUSAToday), two of the largest newspapers in the country, have slammed the horrific cruelty to chickens our undercover video exposed at a Gordon Food Service supplier. USA Today has even stated that “there’s a big space between what’s legal and what’s right” and that “none of this is necessary.” Over 100,000 of you who signed this petition agree!

Could you take a minute today to call Gordon Food Service’s headquarters? Please call Gordon Food Service at 800-968-4164 and demand that the company stop torturing chickens, ask for CEO Jim Gordon, and leave a polite voice mail telling him that you want chickens to suffer less and Gordon Food Service to implement a meaningful animal welfare policy. You can also email jim.gordon@gfs.com and info@gfs.com

Please help by making a phone call, sharing the information, spreading the word.

https://www.change.org/p/gordon-food-service-help-pamela-anderson-end-horrific-animal-abuse?tk=_lhXCxHAK4PZ-XAxM75eG4rpP6TM9cZEymw8xJYIhSo&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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