Halt Mass Execution of Stray Dogs

Target: Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Utar Pradesh, India

Goal: Immediately halt the mass execution of stray dogs that is taking place in India.

Hanged from tree branches, buried alive, bleeding to death amongst piles of garbage: these represent just a few of the horrific deaths reportedly endured by stray dogs in India. For the past few weeks, hundreds of dogs have reportedly been summarily executed in and around the district of Sitapur. Worse yet, these killings have allegedly been sanctioned and carried out by community members, with some hired executioners possibly even profiting from each killing.

The alleged mass murder of these vulnerable animals is in part a response to the deaths of several local children. Although many experts believe the children may have passed away from the bites of wild animals like hyenas, some of the media reports potentially misidentified community strays as the culprits. As a result of likely false accusations, these dogs have reportedly, in essence, become sacrificial lambs for grieving communities.

Advocates for the animals have petitioned state officials to direct an immediate end to these senseless vigilante killings. Sign this petition to lend your voice to this rallying cry against injustice.


Dear Chief Minister Adityanath,

“indiscriminate and inhuman killing”…

This is the serious charge advocates allege is taking place within your state. If false media reports have created dangerous conditions for Sitapur’s animal population, then we urge you to take swift and immediate action.

Over 150 vulnerable stray dogs have allegedly lost their lives in the coldest, most brutal manners, from hangings to live burials. If district officials have taken any part in condoning these massacres or even participated in them, they have violated a court order that forbids such killings. Please ensure that officials are working within the spirit of the law and honoring their duty to protect all of the community’s living beings.

Stop the tragedies today.


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  1. Sybill Sable says:

    Terrible things are happening to animals,I hope these devil people get their cumuppance

  2. Kathleen Scherman says:

    What a bunch of sick, sick people!!! What is the purpose of this?!? Is there any way we can do this to them??? This must stop!!!

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