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Time to rewrite weak animal cruelty laws: Raveena R Tandon

Raveena R Tandon on animal cruelty

Actor-wildlife photographer Raveena Tandon has always been a voracious animal activist. This time around, she is joining hands with actor Ayesha Jhulka to ensure that animal cruelty does not go unpunished. “We have progressed immensely as a nation, when it comes to the upliftment of the downtrodden, in causes of the environment, and are steadily progressing towards a global economy. But there is a need to relook at the weak laws that need to be strongly rewritten to protect the interests of the voiceless,” echoes Raveena, who has joined the movement by Ayesha Jhulka and Nitesh Khare through SAS India, in association with Pawsitive Farm Sanctuary.

Says Ayesha who is still fighting the battle when her rescue dog, Rocky was brutally killed by her caretaker, “Rocky is the voice of every Indian streetie, mutely screaming for justice in an uncaring world. Only when laws change will it make the real difference.”

Avers activist Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, “Animal cruelty can not be dismissed as a crime against an animal. The criminal escalates and when the escalation burns us, we as a society are collectively responsible.”

Adds Nitesh Khare, SAS India, “We activists are a minority. This rally is our forces unifying to make our voices heard. The laws have to change to aid the voiceless. This movement is a step in that direction.”