Target: Bengaluru City Police Commissioner, N. S. Megharikh
Goal: Investigate an animal sacrifice event that occurred despite the presence of a police team dispatched to prevent it.
Hundreds of animals were reportedly sacrificed in a temple in Bengaluru, India, despite the presence of a police team deployed there to prevent it. The police had also reportedly hung a banner stating that animal sacrifice was prohibited at the temple.
Under the Indian Penal Code it is illegal to kill animals anywhere but in registered slaughterhouses. A member of the Animal Welfare Board of India, Taanya Ravi, obtained photographic evidence of throngs of goats, sheep and chicken being brought to the temple to be sacrificed. She says “the sacrifice was conducted in front of the police, almost as if under their supervision.”
According to Ms. Ravi, these illegal sacrifices are occurring all over and this particular case must be investigated and dealt with in order to set a precedent. Sign this petition demanding that this matter is properly investigated to ensure no more animals are sacrificed.
Dear Commissioner Megharikh,
Hundreds of animals have reportedly been sacrificed at the Gundulu Muneshwaraswamy temple despite this practice being totally illegal under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of the Indian Penal Code. This happened despite a police team having been specifically dispatched to prevent the sacrifice from occurring. The police had also reportedly hung a banner stating that animal sacrifice was not allowed at the temple.
According to a member of the Animal Welfare Board of India, “the sacrifice was conducted in front of the police, almost as if under their supervision.” She also reports throngs of goats, sheep and chicken brought to the temple to be illegally slaughtered.
We demand that this matter is promptly investigated to ensure that no more animals are illegally sacrificed.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Arunankapilan