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June 11, 2015

10,000 INR Reward Offered for Dog Cruelty Case in Hyderabad

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the HSI/India tip line +91 7674-922044

Humane Society International/India

  • In the recent past, HSI/India has seen an increase in animal abuse/cruelty cases. HSI

Humane Society International(HSI)/India is offering a reward of up to 10,000 INR for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for ­­­­­­­­­­­­­brutally throwing a stray dog in the air in a video circulated on YouTube.

The Case: On Oct 29, 2014, a one minute video clip was uploaded on YouTube showing  a person catching a stray dog by his hind legs and swinging him up in the air for nearly 30seconds. The video is clear enough to understand that the man was under the influence of alcohol as he was waiting for a right opportunity to catch hold of the dog and torture him. During the entire incident, the dog cried in pain but instead of discouraging this person, a video was shot. The way the dog was assaulted indicated a deliberate purpose to hurt the dog. While the exact location of the incident is not known, it is believed to have occurred in the city of Hyderabad. While the video seems a few months old,uploaded in Oct 2014, it started doing the rounds on social media networking sites with compassionate people raising a voice against this behaviour following a local web portal posting this video on June 9, 2015.

N.G Jayasimha, managing director of HSI/India said, “It is shameful how this aged person waited for an opportune moment to torture an innocent, defenseless animal for no reason. It’s shameful that his sole intent was to torture the dog and entertain himself at the expense of his trauma. We encourage people to discourage such behaviour against animals and take the ownership to report them to the local police or any official nearby, if not stop it themselves. We are hopeful that this reward will urge anyone with information about this crime to talk to us.”

Animal Cruelty: Getting the serious attention of law enforcement, prosecutors and the community in cases involving allegations of cruelty to animals is an essential step in protecting the community. It is well documented that animal cruelty is a sign of serious psychological distress. Many studies in psychology, criminology and sociology have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated animal cruelty. Some research has shown consistent patterns of animal cruelty among perpetrators of more common violence, including child abuse, spouse abuse and elder abuse.

In the recent past, HSI/India has seen an increase in animal abuse/cruelty issues through videos, posts and articles on Facebook and Twitter. HSI/India offers rewards in animal cruelty cases across the country with an aim to bring about awareness amongst the citizens of Indian and strengthen the implementation of laws against animal cruelty.

Media Contact: Navamita Mukherjee, nmukherjee@hsi.org, +91 9985472760

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