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#FreedomForAll: Abodh Aras, CEO, Welfare of Stray Dogs Talks About Animal Suffering In India

At the NDTV-India Animal Fund Freedom For All Telethon, Abodh Aras, CEO, Welfare of Stray Dogs talks about animal suffering in India and the reasons behind it. Joining the #FreedomForAll telethon, he said, “I think that community dogs suffer because, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals act is so archaic that there are very low fines and the jail sentences are abysmal. You can see that a lot of times it's a bailable offense, and that is why people get away with literally murder. And I think it's very important that we up this act and it's important that the new draft Animal Welfare Act is passed in the parliament. Second, more important thing, is that there's a mandate that is needed from the Supreme Court that Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCAs). The SPCAs need to be in every district of this country, I don't think even 10% of the country would have SPCAs established, currently.”

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