400 Kg Donkey Meat Seized In Andhra Pradesh

by Shreya Ghosh
400 Kg Donkey Meat Seized In Andhra Pradesh

One of the most trending news in Andhra Pradesh right now is the arrest of 11 people for illegal donkey meat trading. The police of the Bapatla district shared that they arrested 11 people and seized about 400 kg of donkey meat on Monday while raiding in Andhra Pradesh. To know all about the illegal trading of donkey meat and the raid of police and PETA, read till the last.

Police Seized 400 Kg Donkey Meat In Andhra Pradesh

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The police and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals India raided four different places in the Bapatla district. During these morning raids on Monday, they seized a huge amount of donkey meat and arrested 11 people as well. Along with the police and PETA, the raid also included Gopal Surabathula of Animal Rescue Organisation, Tejovanth Anupoju of Help for Animals Society, and Vijay Kishore Palika of East Godavari SPCAin the team.

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Local activists and local groups of Andhra Pradesh were also a part of the raid. The Bapatla police went on these raids with the above-mentioned authorities and people after receiving a complaint from PETA India. The joint operation was successful in arresting the ones involved in the illegal trade and slaughter of donkey meat and seizing the meat as well.

Which Places Did The Police Raid?

The raids were conducted early in the morning on Monday. Among the 4 places, two are in Uzilipet, one place is in Vetapalem, and the fourth is in the jurisdiction of the Chirala one-town police station. During the raids, they found donkey meat and discarded body parts of slaughtered donkeys. The police seized these things. According to a report by New Indian Express, the arrested people are

  • D Nancharaiah (58)
  • D Sambaiah (70)
  • K Ravi (22)
  • D Subba Rao (41)
  • D Venkateswarulu (36)
  • Koteswara Rao (43)
  • M Akhil (21)
  • M Ramesh (45)
  • P Ravi (45)
  • P Srinivasa Rao (48)
  • T Venkateswarulu (36)

They have been arrested under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960, and various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860.

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Slaughtering of donkeys violates the IPC Section 429, 1860. The arrested ones are punishable with a jail term of up to 5 years or fine or even both. In fact, consuming donkey meat is illegal under the Food Safety Act, 2006.

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