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HYPOCRISY OF PETA INDIA , IN A NUTSHELL

Like humankind, animals are also a requisite part of our environment. They do not deserved to be tortured and harmed by humans.

But unfortunately, reality shows exactly the opposite picture. Over 115 million animals– mice, rats, dogs, cats, rabbits, monkeys, birds among others are killed globally in the laboratory for chemical drugs, cosmetics testing.

That is why PETA is highly needed in our society.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA is known for their service for the well-being of animals over the years. At least most of the people think that initially.

But it has taken a new twist when cyber surfers have been banging against PETA India’s hypocrisy over granting awards on people who already have a record of promoting animal slaughter and abuse.

What is PETA India?

PETA India is defined as a group of people who work for the ethical treatment of animals. Animals are also a part of our nature and they are not ours to eat, wear, experimental work, and use for entertainment or any other abuses.

PETA India was considered as India’s Animals Right Organization. The main purpose of the organization is to work for the welfare of the animals.

What is PETA act?

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, which was amended in 1960 authored by a well-known dancer Rukmini Devi Arundale that imposes an almost negligible amount of fines so that they have no significant effect.

In the year 2011, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has increased penalties for animal abuse.

The current fine is 10-50 Indian rupees for the first offense and then it goes up to 100 Indian rupees for the subsequent abuse of animals or up to three months of confined.

But according to the new proposed act, the penalty would increase up to 25,000 Indian rupees or two years imprisonment or both for a first offense and it goes up to 1 lakh Indian rupees or three years in prison for the subsequent offense.

What is the point of controversy?

Though PETA India has earned the reputation of being a hypocrite at the highest point, this time it breaks all the previous records.

One of the netizens specified that in 2014 in Bhopal PETA activists were assaulted by a Muslim mob for running the campaign for vegetarianism on the day of Bakr-Eid. Police even filed a case under section 295A against three of the Muslim community for the violence but dramatically PETA India was completely silent regarding this matter due to some reason.

However, the netizens used social media to expose their hypocrisy. It soon became proof that PETA India was more concerned about their image in social media than the physical assaults on its workers by Muslims.

PETA India’s association with the use of animal products and eat meat:

This organization is made to protect the animals but it is associated with several celebrities who use animal products and non-vegetarian. Sonam Kapoor, the famous Bollywood actress was declared as “PETA person of the year” in 2018 as she quit to use animal products and eat meat.

Shefali Vaidya, a reputed columnist mocked the organization in every possible way and shared a tweet where Sonam was seen with a bag by Prada made of snakeskin.

One of the Bollywood stars, Shilpa Shetty has also been mocked in social media several times as she was associated with PETA actively and on the other side, she had shared a turkey recipe made of meat on her Youtube channel.

PETA India also condemns the chaining of elephants with a lack of food to lead to a painful and fatal condition.

After PETA India’s Plea, Telangana and Mizoram police enforce the state law prohibiting all illegal animal sacrifices ahead of Bakr-Eid.

PETA India has already sent the letter to the director-general of police assuring that they would take all the measures to stop animals’ sacrifice on Bakr-Eid which are already prohibited by Telangana Animals and Birds sacrifices prohibition act amended in 1950.

However, slaughtering animals by using religious sentiments as a tool should not be a positive sign of a healthy nation. The human supremacist attitude should be eradicated.

PETA India, as a representative of animal healthcare, should be brisker to stop the violence instead of being diabolic.

After PETA India’s Plea, Telangana and Mizoram police enforce the state law prohibiting all illegal animal sacrifices ahead of Bakr-Eid.

PETA India has already sent the letter to the director-general of police assuring that they would take all the measures to stop animals’ sacrifice on Bakr-Eid which are already prohibited by Telangana Animals and Birds sacrifices prohibition act amended in 1950.

However, slaughtering animals by using religious sentiments as a tool should not be a positive sign of a healthy nation. The human supremacist attitude should be eradicated.

PETA India, as a representative of animal healthcare, should be brisker to stop the violence instead of being diabolic.

Saswati Chattopadhyay.

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