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It’s not even been a week since the gut-wrenching and brutal murder of the pet dog Bruno, and yet another shocking case of animal brutality has surfaced where a street dog was allegedly abused and mercilessly thrashed by para vets at Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre, India’s oldest and Delhi’s largest all-animal shelter.
Reportedly, a street dog named Manika was brought into the center for treatment but rather, was further abused and allegedly even raped by para vets. However, another staff member recorded the gut-wrenching incident and ousted the torture, following which she was reportedly threatened.
The video was shared on Twitter by animal activist and founder of Smart Sanctuary, Kaveri Bharadwaj, and on Instagram by the page Animal Help Media.
TW: Graphic video.
@PMOIndia @narendramodi@girirajsinghbjp @Min_FAHD@TheJohnAbraham @udaychopra@StyleListings @bigger@_AnimalAdvocate @vivekoberoi@ikaveri @arsh11kaur @sukh_slatch @jaspreetsays @JasMatta @united_sid @Schiffer05 @susantananda3 @dr_arpit_jain @ipskabra @akashtomarips 💔💔— कावेरी भारद्वाज 🐾🐾 (@TheDogMother_) July 5, 2021
Manika, unfortunately, could not survive the ordeal but the prime accused, Satyam and Pradeep, are roaming free. As per reports, the police refused to even file an FIR against them.
Currently, a petition has been started on Change.org, to demand justice for Manika, with an aim to gain 1,500 signatures.
Many people have also taken to social media to bring awareness to the incident, and demand justice:
I am so disheartened. 😔😔— Pragati Khanna 🐕🐾 (@Pragati4Animals) July 7, 2021
May the departed soul Rest In Peace 🙏🙏#JusticeForManika
#JusticeForManika https://t.co/NlxHAAVUl1— Mehrunissa (@divpuri) July 7, 2021
DEAR DEAR GOD!!!— Brandy Kaur (@brandybruja) July 7, 2021
I JUST READ THE PETITION. ITS HORRIFYING. I’M CRYING BUT I’M RAGING.
THE POOR POOR BABY. RIP DARLING. RIP. https://t.co/1fMaY55yP0
Bloody paravets needs to be punished immediately.— Rupsha Mukherjee (@My_Kind_World) July 5, 2021
Sanjay Gandhi Animal Hospital needs to be scrutinized.
I couldn’t even watch it Kaveri. Just too graphic for me. Will you please update us the happenings on the case. Grateful for flagging it especially because the associated names are too big.— Garima Trivedi (@garima5555) July 5, 2021
Omg!! This is gut wrenching. This is evil. Will these criminals be punished?— SANGITA MENON IYER 🔱🦋🐾 (@imMUZIKA) July 5, 2021
I think this is one of the worst animal abuse videos I've ever seen in my life!! The hard thing is most of them will get away with a Rs.50 fine as per current law.— Wolfy (@Wolfy_999) July 5, 2021
Heart wrenching and horrific visuals !! Rqst @Manekagandhibjp to please take strict action against this & ensure this never happens again— Vineeta Gupta (@Vineeta72367110) July 5, 2021
Is this really what the world has come to where the very people tasked with saving animals are torturing them instead? It’s high time we bring in stricter laws against animal abuse.