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.,

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This is how horses we ride on for joy have to suffer

Chennai: On a scorching Saturday afternoon around 3 pm, PFCI team members witnessed a horse on the Besant Nagar beach being made to give joy rides to the visiting public on the seashore. The horse was beaten, pulled and kicked by the horse handlers. The horse was obviously dehydrated and tired because of exertion. The burning Sun only added to the poor horse’s agony. The horse looked weak, famished and dehydrated. The horses were handled by boys less than 18 years old and it was quite evident that the handlers were inexperienced.

Horse with infected hind legs

Horse with infected hind legs

The horse’s hind legs were swollen and needed immediate medical attention. PFCI members rushed to the police station and lodged a complaint against the horse owners and handlers. The complaint was based on various violations like,

1. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,
2. Performing Animals Acts, Rules and Registrations,
3. Indian Penal Code sections 428 and 429

The police registered the complaint and sent a squad to bring the horse that was abused to the police station. We organized an ambulance to send the horse to the Blue Cross of India shelter at Guindy.

The horse was in very bad health condition. It’s such a pity that the inexperienced horse owners and handlers abuse the horses. A single horse costs somewhere between Rs 50,000 and 70,000. The horses are to be fed quality food and feed per day per horse cost nothing less that Rs 100. Periodical medical help and monthly vaccination is a must which the horse owners seldom monitor.

The Horses on the beach are seldom taken good care. PFCI has rescued Horses from Cruel treatment in the past on 4 occasions,

1. 4th March, 2014 a Pony was rescued and case filed at Nungambakkam Police station
2. 28th November, 2014 a Horse was rescued and case filed at Bezant Nagar Police station
3. 11th December, 2014 a Horse was rescued and case filed at Egmore Police station.

4. 14th Feburary, 2014 2 Horses were rescued and case filed at Marina Police station.

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:

Please sign this online petition to prevent animal cruelty

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Chennai, April 2015: In order to mark the significance of Animal cruelty month, PFCI, a registered NGO formed by Animal lovers to promote Animal welfare and prevent any form of Animal cruelty and abuse in India, launches an Online Petition in support of Animal welfare addressing the Indian Government Officials to do the needful in order to Prevent Animal Cruelty. The Officials include,

  • The President of India,
  • The Prime Minister of India,
  • Hon Chief Justice of India,
  • Union Law Minister,
  • Hon Chief Justice of Madras High Court &
  • Hon Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,

The online petition appeals to the Government to establish a special Department of officials dedicated to ensure the effective implementation of the laws drafted for the welfare of Animals in our country. The Animal Cops to be on duty should have a comprehensive knowledge of all the laws pertaining to protection of Animals and be well-equipped to investigate and promptly act upon any potential threat to Animals or their exploitation. These officers will work collaboratively with the Police Department or the Animal Control Office or also with chosen local humane societies and animal shelters.

The causation behind the initiative is ignorance of Government officials towards the requests of Animal welfare activist for the ban of Animal abuse, Cattle trafficking, illegal slaughter of Animals etc. This is due to various reasons such as the officials’ lack of clarity to the extensive laws enforced for Animal welfare or sometimes even the religious or social restrictions faced by them that represses from strict enforcement of laws to prevent animal abuse.

The online petition that articulates the issue of enforcement of Animal laws in India would be a revolutionary change not only to strengthen the Rights of Animals, but also to empower the Animal welfare activists to protect the Animals with legal support.The petition will be addressed to the relevant Government delegates.

PFCI invites all Animal zealots to showcase their support by signing the online petition and intends that this petition shall be signed by at least 25,000 people within the span of one month and is hopeful of creating a combined effort of society as well as Government to save innocent animals from injustice and exploitation.

You can sign the online petition here:

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.

Pigs meant for slaughter rescued near Chrompet, Chennai

In spite of the protests over the barbaric way of slaughtering animals being escalated in the recent times, the suburban areas havens a safe slaughter, often done in illegal and unlicensed slaughter houses. In response to the various complaints received from the residents of MGR Cross Street, Hasthinapuram, People for Cattle in India (PFCI) rescued four pigs which were made ready for the slaughter.

In a rescue operation, conducted by PFCI with the cooperation of the police, it was found that the slaughter was going to take place on a barren land adjoining the residential area. A case has been registered at Chitlapakkam Police Station to arrest the convict. The perpetrator behind the savage act, Periyaayi, whose family still continues this heinous practice of slaughter since generations, is absconding.

Pigs are usually tied up and beaten to mellow down their aggression, which in itself is a gross violation of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act. These pigs are then slaughtered in the open lands without complying any of the slaughter house rules. The leftover and splashed over blood of the pigs’ post their slaughter is left unattended, that stinks all around the nearby locality, attracts stray animals. These pigs are often caught, brutally, from the nearby hills and slums. The pigs are chased towards a netted trap, and on their capture, sharp sledges are poked at them. Pigs, as they are known for making huge cry and bites, these people tie their mouth with a metal wire.

The slaughter of pigs by the accused happens early morning every Sunday. The act of slaughter, conducted in an open ground in the middle of colony, disturbs everyone as the pigs howl loudly. Especially kids in the area are relieved and happy to learn that the pigs were rescued and the barbaric act of killing pigs violating rules and laws has now come to an end.

The pigs were later sent to PFA at Red hills. PFA shelter is managed by Dr Shiranee and it is affiliated to Mrs Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister. Untying the pigs at the PFA shelter was a herculean task. The poor pigs had gone through immense stress and torture caused by the accused. The starving pigs were fed and given water as they were severely dehydrated. It was evident that from the time the pigs were caught by the accused, they were not given proper food or even water.

It’s going to be quaint Sundays for the residents from now on as they do not have to get irked with the shrill screams of the animals that used to get slaughtered near their area. “They were often butchered in a ghastly manner which frightened us to our wits. It also raises an unbearable stench while burning the animal’s skin,” said a resident who didn’t wish to be named.