February 2, 2018
Coimbatore:A three-day animal law training programme began here today to equip animal welfare activists with a thorough understanding of animal welfare law and the Indian criminal justice system.
Humane Society International (HSI), India, in collaboration with city-based animal welfare organisation Humane Animal Society (HAS) is conducting the programme attended by more than 30 animal welfare activists, an HSI statement said.
Despite having some of the best animal protection laws, their enforcement was lacking in the country. HSI hoped to create a pool of legally trained advocates who would champion thorough investigation of animal cruelty and animal abuse incidents as well as illegal wildlife trade issues, it said.
HAS Managing Trustee Mini Vasudevan said: “The suffering of animals due to abuse by humans is getting worse day by day. When one notices the atrocities towards fellow human beings and animals, it only reaffirms the desperate need for awakening social consciousness towards responsible action and abiding by the laws that protect us and the animal kingdom.”
HSI India had been successfully conducting such programmes across the country and it was being held here for the first time to find and train activists to champion animal protection, managing director M G Jayasimha said.