Indian Police Education and Cadet Training in Animal Welfare
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Visakha Society for Protection and Care of Animals (VSPCA)
August 2009

In July 2009, VSPCA was invited by Superintendent of Police Mr. N. Sanjay to provide training in animal welfare to police cadets in several districts throughout Visakhapatnam, India.

Some of the issues raised by those in attendance, and addressed by VSPCA:

  • Illegal slaughtering of cattle happening at all rural sectors
  • Cruel illegal transport
  • Negligent attitude of the people regarding road kill and non-removal of carcasses on National Highways
  • Cruel methods of killing chickens
  • Monkey menace in local villages
  • Export of cow and cattle meat from Hyderabad Region.
  • The protection to Indian wild birds
  • Vegetarianism and diet
  • Funding of AWBI (Animal Welfare Board of India) and how to start an Animal Welfare Organization
  • Protection of all kind of species and plants

Excerpt from a letter from the Principal of the Police Training College, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh:

In present day society preservation of bio-diversity, ecological balance is dire necessity for the survival of human being as well as all other living creatures. Because of manís reckless ambition, pollution of different kinds is pervading the globe causing global warming, short fall in rain and submerging of Islands posing a serious threat to the quality of living conditions. As a result some species have gradually become extinct and some species are on the verge of extinct. In this regard some organizations all over the world have taken up the cause of protection of environment in general and care and protection of animals in particular. One of them is VSPCA.

At all the centers a volunteer pledge was undertaken by the cadets to do their best possible under any circumstances to help to animals in distress and also try all possibilities to become vegetarian.

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