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PFA call to stop cruelty against animals
Our Correspondent

Gurgaon, December 10
The 9th International Animal Rights Day (IARD) is being organized throughout the world today, calling for the recognition of universal declaration of animal rights, informed Naresh Kadiyan, founder chairman of People for Animals, Haryana.

He lamented that in the so-called modern civilized society, human beings continue to inflict cruelty on animals in various forms such as medical and other experiments on animals, farming, blood sports, and other forms of exploitation in their day-to-day life.

The Universal Declaration of Animal Rights—that animals have a right to life free from deliberately inflicted pain, suffering, exploitation and death—has been signed by large and small organisations representing hundreds of thousands of people in n the UK, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA, revealed Mr Kadiyan.

Being Indian NGOs are the signatories, it is the duty of the central and state governments also to protect the animals from exploitation, he added.

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