PETA is helping abused animals by exposing cruelty to bulls in India.
We just received the great news of success:
“NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned Tamil Nadu’s centuries-old Jallikattu bull fights.
A bench of Justice KS Radhakrishnan and Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose also asked the centre to amend the law on preventing cruelty to animals to bring bulls within its ambit. The court also struck down a 2011 Tamil Nadu law regulating the conduct of Jallikattu.
The law provided for conducting Jallikattu from January to May in various places in Tamil Nadu to ensure the protection of not only the participants but also of the spectators. The law was enacted in the wake of a large number of deaths and injuries that took place during the sport.
The ban order came as the apex court allowed an appeal by the Animal Welfare Board of India challenging a Madras high court verdict.”
This message was sent by OIPA (International Organization for Animal Protection) in India
If you see a dog in a car in hot weather, save their life by putting a flyer on their car’s windshield.
It is really upsetting to see people leave their pets in a hot car and many times with the windows closed. Pets are not able to control body temperature as efficiently as humans. JUST A FEW MINUTES IN A HOT CAR COULD CAUSE IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE OR DEATH!!! Even if the car is in the shade, it is not good enough. Even at home, we keep the air conditioner on just for our dog because he suffers in the heat.
It is also upsetting to see pets left outside on a chain while the owner is doing their chores or eating at a restaurant! Not only can anyone can just take the pet, the pet feels abandoned. I see their tails always down, which is a sign of distress. And under the hot sun, they suffer terribly.
There are many things pet owners need to understand if they want to have a healthy and happy pet. It’s not just helping abused animals, it is also helping ‘un-abused’ animals to be well taken care of.
check out these excerpts from the NYTimes article:
Much to the horror of animal lovers, it has been reported by the NY Times that PETA “does few adoptions — 19 cats and dogs in 2012 and 24 in 2011, according to state records. At a time when the major animal protection groups have moved to a “no kill” shelter model, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals remains a holdout.
“the no-kill movement has grown very quickly, leaving PETA behind. In New York City last year, 8,252 dogs and cats were euthanized, compared with 31,701 in 2003” That number is improving stated the CEO of the ASPCA, Matthew Bershadker.
“It’s nice for people who’ve never worked in a shelter to have this idealistic view that every animal can be saved,” said Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA’s vice president for cruelty investigations. “They don’t see what awful physical and emotional pain these poor dogs and cats suffer.”
More than any other group, Maddie’s Fund, a foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area with a $300 million endowment, has been responsible for the spread of the no-kill movement. Started in 1999 by Cheryl and David A. Duffield, dot-com billionaires, and named after their pet miniature schnauzer, the organization has underwritten several national programs promoting the movement. They have financed shelter care medical training programs at 18 of the country’s 29 veterinary schools, the idea being that healthy animals are cheaper to house and are more likely to be adopted.