Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting stronger penalties, including jail time, for people who commit acts of cruelty against animals.
The barbarism against animals has increased in recent times. We have seen Indian skipper Virat Kohli taking a stand against the people who trouble the mute animals. He has also adopted 15 dogs with special needs from animal rescue center CARE in Bengaluru.
As per People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Chahal in his letter wrote, "Sadly, reports indicate cows, dogs, and other animals across the country are enduring routine abuse, such as being beaten, poisoned, attacked with acid, and even sexually assaulted. If those guilty of cruelty to animals received significant fines, jail time, and counseling, it would ensure that they are protected and hopefully treated with the compassion and respect they deserve."
India's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, has an outdated penalty like a maximum fine of Rs 50 for first-time offenders. Thanks to this, the offenders get away easily with their cruel behavior towards animals.