August 31, 2015
Police Complaint Filed in Dog Neglect Case
Humane Society International/India and Raksha, Jaipur, have registered a police complaint in a case of gross neglect against the owner and seller of a dog who died from a neglected wound, in the Subhash Chowk Police Station, Jaipur.
The Case: I response to a photograph doing rounds on Facebook, HSI/India & Raksha, Jaipur have filed an FIR against a pet owner for the death of his dog.
The pet owner, having a dog with a deep maggot infested wound allegedly neglected to get his pet the required treatment. The HSI rescue team along with Raksha traced the pet owner and arrived at Kishen’s residence to check on the animal. They were told that the dog had died earlier that day and on investigation found the body discarded on the outskirts of the city.
It appears that the owner neglected to provide sufficient care, leading to the dog’s demise. Upon enquiring, Kishen stated that an injury was already present when the dog was bought from the breeder. A case has been registered against both the owner and the breeder under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
Animal Cruelty: Geting 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. The connection between animal cruelty and human violence is well documented. Studies show a correlation between animal cruelty and all manner of other crimes, from narcotics and firearms violations to battery and sexual assault.
The lack of regulations in dog breeding has resulted in such instances of cruelty. The Law Commission has recommended, in its report released today, that pet trade, dog breeding, and aquarium fish breeding be regulated to curb animal cruelty.