Cruelty Towards Animals (Paper)

  • Piyush Sharma, University of Allahabad
  • February 15, 2021

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Since time, immemorial India has been known to be a country where animals are not as an integral part of the universe, but have also been worshipped. According to Hindu Mythology, Cow, tiger, lion, elephant, horse, bull, snake, monkey are worshipped. India has always been a country, a land that has worshipped animals for centuries, where animals have been considered to be incarnations of God. However, on one hand where we have people mark their devotion to deities and the animals associated with them in temples, on the other hand the animals are subject to cruelty in various places. Lately, India is coming across a nation whose citizens are self-absorbed, who are complacent and no longer can differentiate between legal and illegal actions, left alone the concept of morality. For a country, that claims adherence to ahimsa, India’s treatment of its animals betrays a moral failure. Over the past year alone, there have been reports of animals being subjected to sexual abuse, acid attacks, being thrown off rooftops, and being burnt alive.