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zs" April, 2010

D.Rajasekar, IFS


Under Speed Post A.D.


The Managing Director

Electrosteellntegrated Ltd.

G.K. Tower

19 Camac Street

Kolkata 700017

The Managing Director

Electrosteellntegrated Ltd.

801 Uma Shanti Apartment

Kanke Road



Mr. Satendra Singh, I.A.S.

The Deputy Commissioner of Bokaro


Bokaro Steel City

District Bokaro



The Animal Welfare Board of India has received shocking complaints to the effect that

barbaric animal cruelty is being routinely practised by the employees of Electrosteel

Integrated Ltd., in gross and blatant violation of the animal welfare laws of India.

As per the complaints received from horrified locals, your Chinese / Korean employees are

paying villagers at Bokaro district of Jharkand sums that seem princely to the poor villagers,

to capture stray dogs
for them to eat! The villagers are paid Rs. 200/- per 'piece', i.e. per

stray dog that is captured; and the dogs are then killed in the most brutal manner possible,

probably because the Chinese/Koreans in your employ feel that 'the greater the cruelty, the

tastier the meat'. Apparently, these hapless animals are thrown into vats of boiling water,

and die the most agonizing deaths possible. After they have suffered horribly and died, they

find their way onto the plates of the employees of Electrosteellntegrated Ltd.

Vide this communication I wish to emphasize to you, so that you may in turn share with

your employees, that in India we do not have any practise
of eating anything at 01/ that
moves. Dogs are not eaten in this country. Further, that it is not open to all and sundry to go

on animal killing sprees. Slaughter is permitted only in accordance with, and in the manner

permitted by the Slaughter House Rules; and perpetration of cruelty in killing, whether

for food or otherwise, is not permitted, and will not be tolerated.

In fact, as per Indian law, street dogs cannot even be displaced, let alone killed. They can

merely be sterilized in the manner envisaged in the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001,

vaccinated, and then returned back to their original locations.

You may also note, animal cruelty is an offence - under Section 11 of the Prevention of

Cruelty to Animals Act, and Section 428 of the Indian Penal Code - punishable with

imprisonment and fine. You may therefore ensure that your employees restrain

themselves, and refrain from indulging in uncivilized, barbaric and unlawful activities and


A copy of this communication is also being marked to the Deputy Commissioner of Bokaro,

and the DIG {Police}, for information and necessary action.

I also take this opportunity to caution you and your employees that if they do not desist,

and stop the killing immediately, the Animal Welfare Board of India shall be constrained to

take recourse to legal action, both civil and criminal, to obtain redress.

For the Animal Welfare Board of India

Copy to:

The DIG (Police)

Bokaro Steel City

District Bokaro


Dear Friends,
The demonstration which happened in London against animal cruelty was a huge success with about more than 1,000 attending the event.  People walked through Central London.  It was a long day - some went on to demonstrate outside a laboratory where they test on animals.
The unique thing about the protest was that it was organised by the "people" and not one organisation. It was in the real sense a "people's voice".
here is a link of some of the pictures we got from London :
HOPEFULLY NEXT TIME THIS CAN BE A GLOBAL EVENT on same day with same issues.

Rishi Dev,