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John, Jacqueliene, Sunny and Raveena call for stricter laws to end cruelty to animals

By Vaseline May27,2024

New Delhi, May 27 Animal cruelty has reached an all-time high, with many cases going unreported. Ardent animal lovers like John Abraham, Sunny Leone and Jacqueliene Fernandez have voiced their opinions and called for ‘stricter laws’ to protect the four-legged friends.

Numerous cases of animal abuse were reported from February to May, including running over animals, throwing them from heights, starving them, beating them and using them for entertainment.

The latest case was reported from a society in Greater Noida, where a stray dog ​​was thrown from the 15th floor of a residential tower. The remains were found outside the building by a resident on May 11.

Bollywood star John Abraham, a doting father to his fur babies, Sia and Bailey, stated that the increase in “animal abuse deeply wounds our collective conscience.”

“It is a stark reminder of the urgency to take action. Let us unite in vigilance, report every case of animal cruelty and support grassroots organizations at the forefront of the fight for animal rights,” John told IANS.

Tougher laws should be introduced for the perpetrator, he said.

“Governments must not falter; they must implement strict penalties to deter perpetrators and invest in comprehensive education programs to promote empathy and respect for all life forms, and we must all do what we can to protect our community animals,” he said.

In India, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 outlines penalties for animal cruelty, including penalties such as a maximum fine of Rs 50 for convicted first-off offenders (although the IPC prescribes harsher penalties), according to People for the Ethical. Treatment of Animals (PETA). However, enforcement of these laws varies as many cases go unreported.

Actress Sunny Leone said the alarming increase in animal cruelty cases is an insult to shared humanity.

“The government holds the key – it must enforce strict laws that leave no room for impunity. As individuals, we can all do our part by reporting atrocities to the police,” she told IANS.

Empathy should be taught to children from an early age.

“Children need to be taught to be kind to animals so that they can grow into adults who are kind to everyone. Together we can build a world where every animal is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve,” she said.

Jacqueliene Fernandez told IANS: “We, as individuals, have a lot of power to create change by using our voices to stand up for animals by opening our doors to animals in need. The government must also prioritize animal protection by introducing legislation to protect animals and ensure robust enforcement to build a future where all members of our society, regardless of species, can live in peace.”

Actress Raveena Tandon, who has been vocal about animal rights, told IANS that as a society we should not turn a blind eye to animals suffering at the hands of humans.

“We must be vigilant neighbors, keep an eye on things and speak out against any form of abuse.

Raveena added: “Research shows that people who commit cruelty to animals are often repeat offenders who go on to hurt others, including humans. It is therefore absolutely necessary for the safety of society as a whole – both humans and other animals – that perpetrators are caught. and punished to the fullest extent of the law.”

On how to minimize abuse, Sachin Bangera of PETA India said: “We work closely with local enforcement agencies, offering rewards, filing first information reports and mobilizing our activist network to identify and prosecute those who harm or neglect animals to arrest.”

“Through our collective efforts, we are leaving no stone unturned to hold animal abusers accountable for their actions.”

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