More horrific animal cruelty emerged on Wednesday in Mumbai, India when a local animal advocate found the tortured bodies of ten young puppies in an Oshiwara slum. According to Mid-Day, the heinous and utterly heartless deed had been done by local drug addicts and alcoholics.
“It (Bhagat Singh Nagar) is a very big slum, and you will find many notorious people, who are usually drunk/and or under the influence of drugs in certain isolated parts, who might have killed the puppies,” stated Victor Moses, a teenager who had been caring for the puppies and their mom.
Moses, just 14-years-old with a love for dogs, had regularly checked on the litter on his way to school every morning. The teen was devastated when he came upon the disturbing scene where the dead puppies had been tortured and died terribly painful deaths. One puppy was still alive through the egregious ordeal, however rescuers although quick to the heartbreaking scene, stated the puppy died just a few minutes later.
Victor and his friends buried the puppies – even sadder was watching the mother dog desperately trying to find life amidst the lifeless pile of puppies who never had a chance at life. How negligent and tragic that local residents never bothered to report the death of the puppies to authorities – a pathetic testimonial to the lack of respect for all sentient animals.
In a country where the punishment for animal cruelty commonly adds up to less than a one dollar fine, another photo of deplorable animal cruelty went viral just days ago. Shravan Krishnan, founder of the animal shelter Hotel for Dogs located in Chennai, India arrived too late to rescue a Great Dane abandoned on the streets after the dog was left to starve to death. (See the photo of the dog and read her story here.)
“I don’t know your name. I don’t know your age. I don’t know who dumped you. I don’t know your history. I’m sorry that I couldn’t save you and hope you’re in a better place now,” stated Krishnan on his Facebook page.
Read more about animal cruelty in Mumbai when wealthy residents hired a maintenance man to kill 11 newborn puppies because they cried and bothered the homeowners. To add to the rampant abuse, in the Indian city of Hyderabad, four stray dogs were tortured in the third incident of egregious animal cruelty in less than two weeks, reported the Indian Express. A week before that, a group of teenagers shared a horrifying three minute video from their cellphone to social media of them throwing terrified puppies into a lit fire and then using sticks to prevent the helpless little ones from escaping. Eight teenagers, as young as 14 have been arrested and charged with the heinous crime. Another egregious incident involved a medical student throwing a dog off a several story balcony for “fun.” Fortunately that dog survived. When is India going to wake up?
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