Four Baby monkies rescued from Marina Beach

On June 16th late evening by 8 PM, People For Cattle in India (PFCI) rescued 4 Baby Monkeys near the Marina beach from a group of People. A complaint about the same was given by Mr Ashwath, a Member of PFCI. A CSR was registered @ the D5 Marina Police Station.

The Monkeys were Harassed, Cruelly treated & Abused by being tied with a metal rope & were made to beg by these People. All the Monkeys looked Famished, Starved Dehydrated & Weak. The people who had this Monkeys as usal fled the place when Police arrived.

Baby monkeys rescued

Baby monkeys rescued

These activities of the People who keep Monkeys as performing Animals for the purpose of begging are violating various Laws like,
1. Wildlife Protection Act,
2. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,
3. Performing Animals Acts, Rules & Registrations.Indian Penal Code 428 & 429  Etc

At the Police station, the Monkeys were offered Banana, Gauva & Water by PFCI members. The starved Monkeys readily accepted the food. All the Monkeys were tamed & are very friendly with humans. The Rescued Monkeys are given to the Wildlife dept, the Monkeys will treated by the Wildlife & once they are physically fit, they will be Sterilized &will be rehabilitated. This process is not often easy & involves various unforeseen issues. But again this is the only solution available out of not many options.

The sad issue here is the fact that the Monkeys are held in such pathetic conditions in locations like Marina, which are just miles away from the Wildlife department. Wildlife dept needs to get moving & stop this menace. Poor Monkeys are going through immense stress. This issue has be curtailed once for all as this activity of abusing Monkeys doesn’t seem to come down & the frequency at which so many Monkeys are being caught is alarming. Wildlife Dept must act & take steps to save such Monkeys for good & cannot turn a blind eye as always.

Baby Monkeys are often abducted from their Mother when they are very young by these people who use Monkeys for either for performing Tricks as Shows or for Begging. The process of catching the Baby Monkey from the Mother is a very cruel act which often ends in severe injuries to the Mother. The poor helpless Mothers often Die as they are either beaten or poisoned in an attempt to abduct their young ones by the people who later

sell the Baby Monkey for 100s of Rupees to the ones who make them perform or beg on the roadside.

PFCI has Rescued 24 Monkeys in the past 9 months:

1). 1 Baby Monkey on May 6th at MKB Nagar,
2). 4 Monkeys on Aug 3rd at Marina,
3). 2 Monkeys on Aug 29th at Marina,
4). 2 Monkeys on Oct 2nd at Marina,
5). 2 Monkeys on Oct 15th at Marina,
6). 1 Monkey on Oct 23rd at Redhills,
7). 2 Monkeys on Feb 04th at Marina,
8). 1 Monkey on Feb 07th at Marina,
9). 2 Monkeys on March 21st at Marina,

10). 1 Monkey on April 11th at Tnagar,

11). 1 Monkey on May 29th at Marina &

12). 4 Monkeys on June 16th at Marina.
FB link to Monkeys rescued:

Regards & Thanks,

Arun Prasanna M.I.B, Founder & Secretary,

People For Cattle in India (PFCI), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.,

98840 71136






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Counter Affidavit Filed by the Deputy Commissioner Health, Chennai

Here is the outcome of our last hearing at the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against unregistered and unlicensed slaughterhouses and meat shops in Chennai that was carried in Tamil language paper of The Hindu.

NGT warned the Chennai Corporation and other respondents for being inefficient
in implementing its order to ban unlicensed meat shops and slaughterhouses. The tribunal may also slap a fine against the respondents in the next hearing if they fail to file replies.

The NGT had passed an order banning unlicensed slaughterhouses and meat shops in Chennai on 28th November 2013. It had directed the respondents to take punitive action against such unlicensed slaughterhouses and meat shops. So far in the last several hearings respondent no. 1 Chennai Corporation has been giving contradictory statistical
data on unlicensed meat shops.

PFCII has been fighting relentlessly to stop the illegal slaughtering of the cattle. You can follow our NGT case here:

URGENT: Volunteers needed!

The slaughtered animals (above), two rescued cows (below)

The slaughtered animals (above), two rescued cows (below)

Rescued two cows from four unlicensed slaughter houses near Chennai after waiting for nearly 7 hours. Sadly, by the time PFCI volunteers reached, four cattle were already slaughtered. Both the rescued cattle are now on the way to PFA shelter. An FIR is now being registered.

Four members from PFCI usually go to the unlicensed slaughter houses. The butchers are growing in numbers. We need volunteers to accompany us in this cause for the regular police station visits.

Please call on following nos and ask for Arun Prasanna:
99400 66699 and 98840 71136

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P.S: Sorry for the gory pictures.

Need of the hour: Creating awareness of animal welfare among the Gypsies


PFCI volunteers, animal welfare activists and police talking to the Gypsies in Ponamallee

After a tip off that the Gypsies in  Poonamalle have again detained some animals for the purpose of slaughter, a team of 15 animal welfare activists gathered at the Poonamalle Police Station to lodge a complaint against the Gypises and requested them to rescue the animals.

We reached the station by 2 PM, after much effort, the police accepted our complaint and accompanied us to the Gypsy Colony by 4 PM.

The boys and about 15 police officers entered the Gypsy colony looking out for the detained animals.

After searching for half an hour, we dint find animals and we thought to leave. Siddarth & Nivedhita gave an idea of creating awareness among the Gypsies. The police also cooperated and we informed the Gypsies how catching stray animals for slaughter is illegal and wrong. Gypsies agreed to an extent and assured us that they would stop killing cats. We are hoping that they would live up to the assurance they have given us.

PFCI thanks all kind souls who sacrificed their Sunday and joined our fight promoting the animal welfare. Hats off!

We end this post with a note that constant monitoring and awareness among the Gypsies is the need of the hour.

Lost pet brutally butchered and skinned by Gypsies

2701Mr Hari, a college student, called PFCI and informed that his pet male black cat (Tommy) went missing on the night of 24th Jan, near Boat Club, Chennai. He and his family suffered immense stress since the cat was nowhere to be found.

Our PFCI team members (Dinesh and Ashwath Ash) rushed to the various gypsy colonies on 25th Jan hoping to rescue Tommy and other animals. Unfortunately, we could not save Tommy since he was brutally butchered at Kotturpuram gypsy colony by 3 PM the next day. We could only recover Tommy’s skin and carcass.

We filed a complaint at the J4 Police Station and got the CSR filed. The accused is absconding and the police have promised to find him and take appropriate action against the accused.

Read the detailed article here: ‘Meow’ sound tickles our tastebuds’, say Gypsies

One of the lesser known facts is that even cats are being caught, abducted and killed. Such illegal activities happen almost every other day and we have to put an end to this once for all. In the recent past, during our four rescue operations, we rescued around 40 cats from slaughter at Redhills, Pallavaram, Avadi and Ayyanavarm. All these cats are now sheltered at PFA, Redhills.

An RTI query on Narikoravas revealed that the state government has provided the tribal community various schemes and opportunities for their better living, but still the Gypsies continue to kill cats illegally. Food Standard and Safety Authority has clearly stated in their directive that cats cannot be killed for meat.

Cats which are caught by gypsies are mostly pets as they can be easily trapped unlike the feral cats, which are less friendly and wild. There were several cases of pet cats missing from households and their fate could be just like Tommy who suffered a slow, painful terrible death.

RIP Tommy.