Humane Society International (HSI)/India is offering a reward of 1,00,000 INR for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the organisers of dog-fights in Moga District, Punjab.
Posters were put up in Nihal Singh Wala, Moga, and circulated online, inviting people for dog fights on the 15th of June, 2018, with an entry fee of Rs. 500. Animal fights are a cognizable & punishable offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. Based on the complaint of the State Veterinary Department and the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), an FIR has been lodged.
However, the organisers whose contact information was displayed on the posters, are absconding and yet to be traced. The reward is declared for any person with information that will lead to the identification, arrest and conviction of the organisers. Anyone who can help identify the persons having these mobile numbers- 8194891090, 9464884396 and 9876627750, is requested to call the Humane Society.
Jayasimha, Managing Director, HSI/India said, “Animal fights are brutal. The dogs are reared in isolation, constantly provoked to make them aggressive, and forced to tear at each other- often ending in fatal injuries. Not only is it illegal to incite animal fights, but also to organise animal fights and hence, anyone with information that will lead us to the identifying the organisers of this dog fight is requested to call us at +91 8899117773.”