Friday, May 12, 2006

Even Zoos in India are Abusive: Group Sues Zoos with Cruelty to Animals

Yep, even in India they like to abuse animals. Let’s hope the suit works.


Animal rights group sues Indian zoos in Supreme Court

News : PETA sues Indian zoos
PETA sues Indian zoos

THE ANIMAL rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it had brought a case before India`s Supreme Court charging 37 zoos across the country with cruelty to animals.

"Although zoos make high-sounding claims, they are guilty of a total failure to treat their captives humanely, educate people or preserve species," Anuradha Sawhney, PETA Indias chief, said in a statement.

"We are better educated by nature documentaries which peek into animals worlds without disturbing them."

The group filed the case after investigating conditions in the zoos in question, the statement said.

PETA said animals, including elephants, were kept chained and shackled, nocturnal animals were kept in bright sunlight and acquatic animals had inadequate water.

Zoo enclosures were often too small for the animals they housed and some animals had been stolen from zoos by their caretakers, it said.

A month ago, a black bear disappeared from the Delhi zoo, Indian media reported, not long after two jaguar cubs died after eating disinfectant that had been left lying around.

The Supreme Court had ordered the zoos named in the case to respond to the charges, the PETA statement said.

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