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There’s more to animal rights: NGOs

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NEW DELHI: With cases of vigilantism over cow going up, a number of animal rights NGOs have become vocal over the issue of gau rakshaks taking the law into their own hands. While these groups have been trying to highlight cases of illegal cow trafficking through the police, they say the recent attack by a vigilante group makes things tougher for them.

Dhyan Foundation, one such NGO, has been working against illegal smuggling of cows and camels across Delhi-NCR region which has led to high volatility on the ground recently. The group, along with PFA, has been holding 'peaceful car rallies' across the capital for the past few months to highlight the issue of illegal trafficking of animals.

"Such attacks by vigilante groups makes it more difficult for NGOs that are trying to sort things out peacefully. We got to know about a couple of cases recently but we approached the police so that the violators could be caught through the course of law. Such vigilante groups and gau rakshaks are causing more harm than good. Our work is very different from them," said Nikita Anand, spokesperson of Dhyan Foundation.

The group recently reported about a warehouse which had been storing beef, forcing action by the police. "Our volunteers, in the middle of the night, went to the police station to ask for help once we had found out that cow meat was being stored in a cold storage facility. Cow carcasses were found and over 20,000 Kgs of meat was recovered," recalled Anand.

The NGO has also been working on rescuing injured and sick cows from the streets. Volunteers are available round the clock to rescue and rehabilitate them, with the NGO providing them fodder, water and medical aid. According to a member, over 3700 cattle have been rescued by the NGO in the capital.

"It is the dharma of each and every one of us to protect those who are weaker. To feed all people, animals and plants in the vicinity and to provide clothing and shelter to those in need and give according to each one's capacity. The NGO is looking to do that for animals across the capital and help them get better protection by the government," said Yogi Ashwini, founder, Dhyan Foundation.

The article was published in TimesOfIndia.


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