Animal lovers from the Tricity, under the banner of India Unites For Animals (IUFA), on Sunday gathered to extend their support to bring in more stricter laws against animal cruelty in the country.
Members of IUFA kick started their campaign against animal cruelty from Sukhna Lake by organising a peaceful march. The members invited people for signing online petition to give the movement a boost. They also have a toll free number – 180030005581 – to get people registered for the cause. The organisation aims to get one lakh signatures.
The aim of the IUFA is to review the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA), which currently releases an offender by imposing a fine of Rs 50. The members urged more and more people to be a part of the campaign, so that they are heard and also demanded for heavy fines and imprisonment up to five years for the offenders.
A member, Vikas, said: “We want the implications of animal abuse to be much more stringent and adverse, so that people who indulge in such activities have a sense of fear and refrain from indulging in such activities.”