Police Horse Fatally Attacked by Politician Deserves Justice


Target: K. M. Joseph, Chief Justice of Uttarakhand

Goal: Severely punish politician who brutally attacked a police horse, breaking the animal’s leg and causing his subsequent death.

A police horse sustained fatal injuries after being attacked by a legislator during a protest march. The horse, known as Shaktiman, had to have his hind leg amputated after it was broken by Ganesh Joshi, a state legislator in Uttarakhand, India. Despite being fitted with a prosthetic limb, Shaktiman succumbed to his injuries a month after the attack. Yet, Joshi has not been charged for his crime.

This brutal attack that caused an innocent animal unimaginable suffering, distress and ultimately his death must be severely prosecuted. Allowing this man to walk free sends the harmful message that killing an animal is acceptable and that one can even get away with attacking a police horse without facing consequences.

Sign this petition demanding that Ganesh Joshi is harshly prosecuted for his crime and forced to step down from his post.


Dear Chief Justice Joseph,

A police horse named Shaktiman was brutally assaulted by BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi, yet this man has been allowed to walk free. Shaktiman sustained fatal injuries in the attack and died a month after having his broken hind leg amputated.

Ganesh Joshi deserves to be punished to the full extent of the law and removed from his post. Not prosecuting this man sends the harmful message that it is legally acceptable to harm and kill an animal, even one belonging to the police force, without consequences. We demand that Joshi is harshly prosecuted for his crime and made to step down from his post.


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  1. Stupid is as stupid does!
    Please punish this cruel man in the most severe manner possible.
    Thank you

  2. Maria Mahyorova says:

    Imagine what laws he can make. No respect to anyone’s life, brought into law.. Not only punished, he must be thrown away from politics.

  3. Margaret Melnick says:

    So if you are a politician you can do whatever you want and not be charged??? He must be charged, thrown out of politics and made to pay for the vet bill incurred trying to save the horse as well as the artificial leg. Oh yes he must also pay for another horse and it’s training. Seize his money that is owed then throw the scum bag in jail where he belongs.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    I’d like to cut off his meat & 2 veggies!!! The p. o. s. Bastard!!! ? Rot in hell!!!
    Signed & Shared.

  5. sabita patwardhan says:

    completely shitty, shitty disgusting bastard and coward.

  6. Teresa Skarstein says:

    The main problem is that the horse was enslaved in the first place…….

  7. Bev Woodburn says:

    This vile and evil Politician must be jailed for deliberately causing death to an innocent and helpless Police Horse.
    This fuck must be sacked from his position. I pray someone gets to him and breaks his vile legs. Bloody vile and evil animal torturer.

  8. cheryl hennon says:

    Yes you are correct Bev, break his legs too and don’t give him crutches or a wheelchair to get around in.

  9. it’s india what don’t you get about that maybe horse maiming is a national sport maybe he was supplying protein for a civic bar-b-que ,and who in india gives a rats behind what we think hell they don’t even eat beef, horse might beat monkey meat altogether….[notice no rats or monkeys were harmed in writing this comment]

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