Meanwhile, in Jaipur several significant cruelty cases were collectively resolved and education and outreach activities conducted in local colleges. And there's more - members of the local federation also successfully documented the use of animals and birds by a circus, despite a suspension of its performance license by the AWBI. This evidence will now be presented to the Animal Welfare Board of India urging for action against the circus.
In Haryana, animal activists sought help from the Judiciary to ensure the transfer of sick and injured animals from a circus to a veterinary hospital for care and treatment in Hisar. The court order followed the seizure of birds and dogs by the local police after a veterinarians report pointed out the abysmal health condition of animals in possession of the circus.
With the Bootcamp only a week away, we’re all down with working on last minute details – Confirmations, Bookings and what not! And while we’re all busy planning, it’s heartening to see the world still fighting for animals! The Living Free team in Delhi recently got together to express their gratitude to the Head Constable, Mr. Vijay Pal Singh, who went beyond his call of duty to convict a person responsible for the death of three puppies in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. Kudos to the Delhi Living Free team for exploring activism through empowering others and to Mr. Vijay Pal Singh for his deftness in service to all! Click here to see pictures from the day!
Farm to Freedom
The latest target of the campaign for chickens in Jaipur were the illegal shops of yet another area (Durgapur). After the initial action was taken with local enforcement agencies, a copy of the complaint and supporting evidence was also submitted to Mayor Nirmal Nahata. Activists also ensured that followup for previous inspections conducted in other areas (Katarpura and Sodala) was also kept up with the police. There seems to be no stopping them!
Instead of this “mother cow” business we can say “mother mother!”
And what if a mother doesn’t WANT to give milk, or what if she goes dry? Maybe we can catch her off guard and artificially inseminate her? Or we could send her to a ma-shala? Or shall we do what most of the dairies do with the cows who have gone dry?
Behind the “mother cow”, whose milk Mommy-Ji bought this morning is so much suffering—how can a cow’s milk taste sweet?