Target: Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate, India
Goal: Prosecute the two students who threw a dog off the roof and strengthen animal protection laws in order to save more dogs from rampant cruelty.
Authorities have found two students who recorded themselves throwing a dog off of a roof. The video shows one of the men holding the terrified animal by the neck, dangling it above the steep drop before letting it fall into the trees below. The dog appears to fall several stories before landing with a sickening thud. The video, which has since gone viral on social media sites Facebook and WhatsApp, then shows the dog screaming in pain on the ground while the man laughs.
An animal rights activist found the dog alive, in severe pain with many broken bones and unable to walk. The man in the video was reportedly identified as a student at a nearby medical college, and the man recording the video has also been identified. Police have apparently identified the men, but they have not been arrested.
This shocking crime is only one of many recent attacks on dogs in India. Recently, eight puppies were killed by being bashed against boulders by their owners. Before that, three stray dogs were stabbed to death by a passing pedestrian, and another dog was tortured and thrown against a parked car by another man.
Lax animal protection laws in India are responsible for this type of blatant cruelty. The punishment for first-time animal cruelty is a meager fine of 50 Rupees, or less than $1 USD. The maximum possible punishment for repeat offenders is 100 Rupees, or $2. Until India takes animal cruelty seriously, these sickening acts will continue. Sign the petition below to demand that these thugs be caught and prosecuted fully, as well as demanding harsher penalties are implemented in order to save more innocent animals from being abused in India.
Dear Mr. Javadekar,
Police in Chennai are currently searching for a man seen in a viral video throwing a terrified dog off a roof. The man have apparently been identified but have not been arrested. In other recent cruelty crimes, eight puppies were bashed to death on a boulder, another three stray dogs were stabbed in the streets, and one dog was even tortured and bashed against a parked car.
Animal cruelty is rampant in India and these disgusting crimes must be stopped immediately. Implementing harsher animal cruelty penalties will not only deter potential offenders, but ensure that the perpetrators of these crimes are adequately punished. We, the undersigned, demand that animal protection is improved in India, and that the students who threw this poor dog off the roof are arrested and prosecuted fully.
[Your Name Here]