Monday, June 18, 2007


In the scorching summer months, it is distressing to observe cartsmen and tongawallas, with heavy loads on thjeir vehicles, making the draught animals vulnerable to slun stroke, heat, dehydration and exhaustion. Preventioin of Cruelty to Draught and Pack Animals Rules,1965, prohibits carrying loads by animals exceeding the prescribed limits which varies according to the size of the animal and type of vehicle (with or without pneumatic tyres).
The rules also provide that in any area where the ambient temperature exceeds 37 degrees Celsius between 12 noon and 3 pm, no person shall use or cause to use any animal drawing any vehicle or carrying any load.
The policemen are callously negligent about rules framed to prevent cruelty towards draught animals. The shortstaffed law enforcement agencies and animal welfare organisations have failed to make use of the powers conferred on them to apprehend violators of these rules.
The animal welfare organisations should therefore hold seminars to apprise traffic police about these rules.
These organisations, sustaining on paltry funds, are unable to monitor adherence to these rules. Police helpllines like those established in Major towns, if set up in all districts, can facilitate help to these animals in distress.
Casual checking by traffic police during their routine duty on roads and crossings can deter the rampant infringement of rules.
Since the animals cannot represent their case, it is imperative that we humans should speak up for them.


At June 19, 2007 at 3:56 AM, Blogger Crescent said...

Sounds fine but who will bell the cat?As per your last statement those voluntary organizations need sufficient money and support from people to carry on good cause.

At June 19, 2007 at 7:01 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

thanks for visiting my blog. will visit yours again and again.

At June 19, 2007 at 7:52 AM, Blogger Ash said...

Thought-provoking post.

At June 19, 2007 at 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is very nice law!!
thanks for the interesting pic :)

At June 19, 2007 at 9:34 AM, Blogger Velu Nair said...

i simply love it that u r using the blogger platform to spread ur ideas on such thought provoking issues. way to go, pal!

At June 19, 2007 at 8:07 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

ur a very compassionate person.


At June 22, 2007 at 4:05 AM, Blogger Vikas said...

its very true and i think we need to look after this seriously...few days back i saw a show in india tv ..those guys were killing camels for their flesh..and that too in a very cruel manner.there were just scratching near there neck and let them die was heart skip secen to see in tv.i dont know how it would been in live...we need to change and control our lust....

Take Care

At June 26, 2007 at 6:12 AM, Blogger Bendtherulz said...

Hi ~ good post and food for thought - seriously this country doesn't even think about human life - I think animals come quite low on the people's mind. Me and my friend faced this as we saved some street pups - gosh the kind of ridicule and snide comments we use to get all the time we were trying to feed them or taking to vet...!


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