Target: Chief Justice of India, Palanisamy Sathasivam
Goal: Ban slaughterhouses from operating in Kerala
Though the cow is considered a sacred animal in Hindu culture, the State of Kerala in southwest India has no restrictions on animal slaughter, resulting in rampant cruelty throughout the region. Though India has passed an animal cruelty prevention act, illegal slaughterhouses that disregard laws for ethical treatment of animals are responsible for gross affliction on a wide scale. Unless these torture houses are immediately banned, cows will continue to suffer painful deaths at the hands of slaughterhouse butchers. Urge the Supreme Court in India to ban cattle slaughter in Kerala.
Throughout Kerala, a state infamous for its unrestricted mass cow killings, animal abuse occurs routinely and illegally. Recently, a local news channel publicly reported on crimes inflicted to animals in the area and viewers were appalled by the evidence. Cows were strung up by their legs and killed with frequent blows to the head followed by slow and brutal decapitation. As a result of this exposé, Kerala slaughterhouses drew special attention from the Supreme Court of India, which now demands a formal explanation for the footage.
Though Kerala has no restrictions of its own regarding animal slaughter, there is the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 that was passed to prevent unnecessary suffering to animals in India, a federal law that the slaughterhouses certainly do not abide by.
Due to the extent of Kerala’s unbridled animal cruelty, slaughterhouses must be banned in the entire region. Many States in India already prohibit cattle slaughter, and the lack of regulation in this particular area has resulted in crimes so heinous that an immediate ban is the only viable option. A slow rehabilitation effort will only result in prolonged suffering for already stressed and abused cows. Those guilty of defying the animal cruelty prevention act should be punished, and then these houses of terror must be shut down permanently.
Urge the Supreme Court to enact a ban on cow slaughter in Kerala.
Dear Chief Justice of India, Palanisamy Sathasivam,
Due to the unchecked methods of cow slaughter in Kerala, India, I urge you to ban slaughterhouses in the area permanently. A recent public report by a news channel revealed that Kerala slaughterhouses are thwarting the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and show no signs of changing their habits unless action is taken.
It is necessary to ban slaughterhouses in this region because a slow rehabilitation effort will not be effective. Such slaughterhouses are illegal and widespread, and it would be impossible to transform them into humane butcheries given the propensity for torture that Kerala butchers have employed. In addition, many populous States in India, such as Delhi and Gujaret, consider the cow a sacred animal and have banned cattle slaughter altogether. The same must be done for States that do not comply with animal cruelty laws. Please ban slaughterhouses from operating in Kerala.
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