Stringent action be taken against culprits of leopard killing and consumption

Signatures:
  15 (Goal: 50,000)

Petitioning: National Board for wildlife, India , Director Wildlife preservation,India

Petitioner: Ami Prabal started on November 16, 2015

Stringent action be taken against culprits of leopard killing and consumption

Recently on 9th of November 2015, a shocking news was published,shaking the hearts and minds of wild life lovers and all who concern for nature in any manner;

It’s a reversal of roles in the man-animal conflict. People at Baputigarh Murari village of Dibrugarh- Demow border just a couple of days back killed a leopard and consumed it.

Villagers at Koibartagaon in Assam’s Sivasagar district were also in the news recently while preparing to eat an eight-month-old leopard. This is not the first time such an incident has taken place in upper Assam.

The state, which has some of the country’s finest animal sanctuaries, has seen people killing and eating leopards in revenge for their cattle being killed by the animals! this is an eminent danger for wildlife in India , thought the animal rights and law regarding their preservation and protection are one of the best laws in the world, yet the question of their proper and timely implementation is a big question. as per the wildlife (Protection Act), 1972, the leopard who is scheduled in scheduled I of the the Act, at entry number 17, As per section 9 of the Act, no one can hunt a wild animal specified in the schedule I, II, III and IV. further the Acts provides any wild animal killed under certain circumstances as provided in section 11 and 12 of the Act will be property of the Government

In case even after committing such a heinous crime if the culprits are allowed to roam free, It will directly effect the mission of wildlife conservation and will encourage them and others too for committing more crime. therefore make sure that the culprits may reach behind the bars soon. And then a close monitoring should be kept by the National Board for Wildlife so that lacuna in trial may not be left to favor the accused, in any manner neither deliberately not in negligence. And the accused may be punished with he maximum punishment provided