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Giraffe Dies After Crash - Naresh Kadyan

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Sooooo sad, stupidness ...............

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Gorilly Girl (339)
Sunday May 25, 2008, 6:20 am
Oh how horrid...Yes they should change the mode of transportation for theses guys...

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Joycey B (750)
Sunday May 25, 2008, 8:05 am
Sadly noted. Thanks Naresh.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 26, 2008, 2:46 am
Zoo mum on new giraffe

Alipore zoo hasn’t decided whether it will give Nandankanan a replacement for Sundar, the male giraffe that died while being transported to Orissa on Saturday.

Veterinarians believe they could have saved Sundar, who possibly came in contact with overhead power lines, had the 11-year-old giraffe’s escorts decided to return to Alipore after the accident instead of continuing the journey.

The accident occurred at Bagnan, a two-hour drive from the zoo. By the time Sundar was brought back to Alipore for treatment, around 12 hours had been lost.

No official at Nandankanan could be reached for comment.

Although electrocution was the most likely cause of death, Alipore zoo director S. Chowdhury said he would rather wait for the post-mortem report to confirm it.

“We hope to receive the post-mortem report by Monday. The exact cause of its death will then be clear, though circumstantial evidence indicates electrocution was the cause,” he said.

Sundar was buried on the zoo premises on Saturday night. Alipore zoo now has three male and as many female giraffes.

“All six are from Kenya. We have not decided whether we should give them (Nandankanan) another giraffe as part of the exchange programme,” Chowdhury said.

Three giraffes were transported from the zoo to Delhi, Lucknow and Madras over the past few years in the same manner Sundar was being taken to Orissa.

“They were transported in a low-bed trailer (18 inches high from the road) and reached safely. We are not to be blamed for what happened to Sundar. The incident occurred probably because the escorts from Nandankanan were not cautious while transporting the animal,” Chowdhury said.

Another zoo official said Sundar may have been electrocuted when the driver of the trailer suddenly veered towards the left.

“As of now, it seems that because of a sudden turn, the neck of the giraffe touched an electric cable.”

Naresh Kadyan (40)
Monday May 26, 2008, 3:03 am
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION - OIPA INDIA demands the FIR against the Director of both Zoo's under section 3, 11 & 38 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 along with the 429 I.P.C. The Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India have to issue a transport permit under section 96 of the Central Govt. notification issued under section 38 of the PCA Act, 1960.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 26, 2008, 3:19 am
**Sub: Request for an inquiry into the Giraffe death in
> Kolkata and validity of the CZA statement.
> *
> Dear Sir,
> As you may be aware that a Giraffe that was being
> transported in India from one zoo to another in this
> nuclear age without proper care met with a horrific
> accident. It was then left unattended for several hours as
> the officials of the two zoos argued and decided over the
> fate of the animals as to where should it be taken for
> treatment (the nearest aid center being just two hours
> return drive from where the animal was being brought- The
> Kolkata Zoo). Finally the animal died on arrival, courtesy
> the blame game roadshow.
> Kindly refer to a news item that has been reported to have
> appeared in the Hindustan Times, Kolkata edition dated:
> (26th May,2008) which has this point of view of the
> Central Zoo Authority:
> *>But Sundar's death would not go into the records of the
> CZA . The CZA is not taking any interest in this accident
> and there is no question of a probe> with a shocking quote
> from Mr. B.R. Sharma, Member Secretary CZA "We are
> concerned with Indian endangered animals only. Giraffe is
> basically an African animal. It is a matter of the two zoo
> authorities."
> Since the day the Central Zoo Authority was formed, they
> have been witness to the acquiring of wild and exotic
> foreign animals from zoos/ parks worldwide and now the
> Central Zoo Authority (CZA) which governs the Zoo
> policies/ regulations of India gives this nasty statement
> that it has no control over FOREIGN ANIMALS.
> This is not only shameful for the CZA and India but it
> also questions the integrity of those nations how they
> trusted their animals to be in safe custody once they were
> sent to India.
> The statement of CZA is certainly going to invite a lot of
> criticism but then what they say is a fact. I searched
> their website to find rules/ guidelines and I failed to
> find any which were there for the protection of these
> vulnerable aniamls which were held captive to mint money.
> So what kind of a Zoo policy is this that allows Zoos to
> flourish and generate huge revenues but not take
> responsibility of its inmates? Are Indian Zoos a CIRCUS
> for non-Indian animals in disguise?
> This is so outrageous !
> I would request you to kindly bring this this issue to the
> notice of the Kenyan authorities and other countries as
> well to stop their authorities from sending/ exchanging
> any animal of foreign origin whether as a gift or under
> animal exchange policies as in the absence of an authority
> to check and control the welfare of such animals in India
> Zoos it is dangerous for not only the animal, but it also
> endangers the lives of millions of visitors to the Zoos.
> I am sure the 100+ million population of India is not
> aware that foreign animals are not controlled by any
> authority. That in case an African Lion or some other
> carnivore of foreign origin gets loose while it is in
> transit in India and God forbid mauls/ kills few human
> beings in the process, there is NO authority which can
> conduct a probe.
> As India does not have any agency/ authority taking care
> of the animals of other countries therefore it should be
> immediately BLACK listed in the international community
> and any further proposed deals in animal exchanges should
> be scrapped with immediate effect. This needs to be done
> immediately to avoid any further casualties and
> criticisms.
> At the cost of a ruthless authority we cannot bear to see
> any more animals of non- Indian origin to die such painful
> deaths.
> Another similar incident happened less than a year back in
> August- 2007 when a giraffe was injured seriously in the
> neck while in transit. See link below:
> Now the picture is pretty clear that because there is no
> punishment, no inquiry, no penalties, no suspension of
> officials, no accountability therefore the procedure of
> Non-India animals being transported within India is
> nothing better than that of millions of livestock, cattle
> or poultry.
> I hope the sacrifice of the two Giraffes in separate
> incidents in India giraffe do not go in vain.
> Kindly consider this as important because if such
> irresponsible statements are seen to increase in the press
> and media, the entire goodwill of animal welfare and
> contributions by our seniors would all go to waste.
> As a qualified Master Trainer who has been taking interest
> in the welfare of animals in the country, I would
> appreciate a response from your end as to what the AWBI
> has to say in this regard and its stand.
> Thanking you,
> regards,
> Azam Siddiqui
> Master Trainer in Animal Welfare (2001)
> Animal Welfare Board of India

Past Member (0)
Monday May 26, 2008, 6:16 am
The Commissioner of Police, Kolkata,
Please have a look on this link for up dates
It is submitted that the OIPA is a Italy base NGO duly
affiliated with the United Nation, Department of public
information & undersigned is the representative in India.
It has been learnt through media reports that the male
Giraffe was shifted from Alipore zoo to Orrisa in a very
irresponsible manner by the Zoo authorities & in between the
journey, the animal was killed due to negligence of the
officials. There was no proper vehicle as per ISI
specifications along with the transport permit to be issued
by the Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India before
shifting. Hence the Zoo authorities violated the section
3,11 & cattle transport rules, 1978 amended in 2001 which
was issued by the Govt. of India under section 38 of the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 read with section
428-429 I.P.C.
So OIPA INDIA requested you to direct the concerned officer
to lodge an FIR against the offenders for the violations of
the said act,

Naresh Kadyan,
Representative OIPA in INDIA,
C-38,Rose Apartment, Prashant Vihar, Sector-14,
Rohini - DELHI - 110085.
+91-09813010595 & 9313312099
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