Cattle illegally slaughtered in Maharashtra; FIRs filed
Hundreds of cows, healthy bulls and buffaloes being illegally slaughtered in the state, claims animal welfare body
The following complaints have been registered in these series of FIRs:
On 24/08/2013, People for Animals and Ahimsa Sangh rescued 51 cows and 9 bulls that were being transported in two vehicles to be killed at an illegal slaughter house at Dindori, Nashik (Vehicle NO: MH- 41- G-9786 and Vehicle No: MH -15-CK-4255). An FIR was filed at Dindori police station, Nashik.
On 21/08/2013 , People for Animals and Ahimsa Sangh rescued 53 bulls that were being transported in two vehicles to be killed at an illegal slaughter house at Loni Ahmed Nagar district (Vehicle NO: MH-18-888-316 and Vehicle No: MH -16-AC-8216). An FIR was filed at Loni Ahmed Nagar police station, FIR No: 21/13.
On 11/08/2013, People for Animals and Ahimsa Sangh rescued 6 cows that were being transported in one vehicle to be killed at an illegal slaughter house at Virar. (Vehicle No: MH-04-EB-3373). The FIR was filed at Virar police station , FIR No : 33/13.
On 07/08 2013, People for Animals and Ahimsa Sangh rescued 10 bulls and 1 buffalo that were being transported to be killed at an illegal slaughter house. The rescue took place at Teen Hath Naka, Murbad. (Vehicle no : MH-25-P1283 and Vehicle No : MH-05-R- 497). The FIR was filed at Murbad police station , FIR No: 09/13
Another similar incident took place on 31/01/2013, when People for Animals and Ahimsa Sangh received information that a butcher named Mr Rayail (owner) was transporting 17 healthy bulls and 1 calf in a tempo (tempo no: MH 43 V 9344) to an illegal slaughter house in Bhiwandi. The officers of Murbad policestation seized the vehicle along with the animals and caught Rayail's driver. The driver was arrested and an FIR was filed at Murbad police station (FIR no: 08/2013).The animals are currently being housed at Gopal Gaushala located at Angoan, Bhiwandi.
On 01/08/2013 at around 5:00 p.m, People for Animals and Ahimsa Sangh received information that a butcher named Mr Firoz Kasim Poji (owner) was transporting 6 cows and 3 bulls in a tempo (tempo no : MH 04 AG 3029) to an illegal slaughterhouse in Virar to be killed. Once the team alerted the police, officers belonging to Mandvi police chowky immediately caught Firoz Kasim Poji and seized the vehicle along with the animals at Khandvadi toll naka. Firoz Poji was than handed over to the Virar police station. An FIR was filed against Firoz Kasim Poji at Virar Police Station (FIR no 33/2013) after which he was arrested. The animals are safe and are at Sakwaar Gaushala which is located near Virar.
“The number of cows, healthy bulls and buffaloes that are being brought in to Maharashtra for illegal slaughter has been increasing at an alarmingly high rate. Over crowded trucks of these animals are brought in from all over India and butchers brazenly run illegal slaughterhouses all over the state. With the help of the Police NGOs these slaughter houses are sealed.” Chetan Sharma of People for Animals.
“Strong action needs to be taken to implement the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act,1976. It was enacted with a view to preserve our cattle wealth. We need great support from the state to end this illegal slaughter and ban the killing of gauvansh in totality.” Poonam Mahajan, People for Animals.
“The argument to save cows and bulls is an economic and an ecological one. The poor benefit from the animals being alive from the service they render, their milk, gaumotra, gobbar, pulling the plough in the fields and the rich exporters and traders benefit from killing them and exporting their meat. The environment and in turn us benefit by using their gobbar for fire rather than cutting down thousands of trees. With these strong corporate interests our cattle wealth is fast depleting.” Vinamrasagarhi of Ahimsa Sangh.