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PETA India offers reward of upto Rs 50,000 for information leading to arrest in Gautam Buddha Nagar dog cruelty case

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Gautam Buddha Nagar, India: Based on a viral video of the bloodied carcass of a dog who’s said to have been thrown from the high-rise building of Ajnara Homes, a housing society in Greater Noida, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India worked with local activists and the Gautam Buddha Nagar Police Commissionerate to register a first information report (FIR) against the unidentified perpetrator(s).
The harrowing footage vividly illustrates the suffering the canine endured before their tragic passing. Taking prompt action, the Bisrakh Police Station sent the animal’s body for a postmortem and registered an FIR under Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860. PETA India is offering a reward of up to Rs 50,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for torturing the dog.
Anyone with information about the perpetrator(s) can contact PETA India’s animal emergency helpline on 9820122602 or at Info@petaindia.org. Informants’ identities will be kept confidential upon request.
“Those who abuse animals often move on to harming humans. For everyone’s safety, it’s imperative that members of the public report cases of cruelty to animals such as this one,” says PETA India Cruelty Response Coordinator Sunayana Basu. “We commend the Bisrakh Police Station for promptly registering an FIR and sending the message that cruelty to animals won’t be tolerated.”
PETA India recommends that perpetrators of animal abuse undergo psychiatric evaluation and receive counselling, as abusing animals indicates a deep psychological disturbance. Research shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals are often repeat offenders who move on to hurting other animals, including humans. A study published in Forensic Research & Criminology International Journal stated, “Those who engage in animal cruelty were [three] times more likely to commit other crimes, including murder, rape, robbery, assault, harassment, threats, and drug/substance abuse.”
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – has long campaigned for strengthening The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, which contains outdated, inadequate penalties, such as a maximum fine of only Rs 50 for convicted first-time offenders (although the IPC prescribes stronger punishments). In a proposal sent to the central government regarding an amendment to the act, PETA India recommended significantly increasing penalties for cruelty to animals.



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