India’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act is a pretty extensive law for protecting animal rights. Well, except when it comes to religious and cultural sacrificing of animals. All over the country, during festivals like Bakri Eid, Kali Puja, Kalratri, Gadimai and Sulia Jatra, domestic and wild animals are sacrificed to appease the gods and goddesses, without any consideration for the animal rights.
Not just this, but animals are also used in the name of traditions like the Jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu and bloody dog fights in Haryana. The PETA has filed multiple cases against governments in these states to stop using animals in deadly sports for entertainment, but to no avail. And if citizens cant back down from entertainment, there’s little hope that they’ll pay heed to animal rights when it comes to religion.