VSCPA President Pradeep Nath was tipped off about an illegal slaughterhouse in our vicinity:
Because cow slaughter is illegal in this part of India, there are no “humane slaughter” regulations. The result is appalling. In this slaughterhouse, the standard operating procedure was to starve the cows until they were so weak they could easily be dispatched with nothing but a saw.
We alerted the police who helped us rescue the cows. The slaughterhouse owners were never found but the managers were questioned and covered up for them. This is the same situation in many places unfortunately and therefore it’s difficult to prosecute these crimes. It took us all night to very carefully tend to and load every cow that was fit enough to make it to our shelter. Sadly, of the 68 we rescued, ten died of starvation or dehydration.
We have since adopted out 10. Of the 48 still here, 12 are suffering from foot and mouth disease but they are recovering, since we are very experienced with this disease. We are treating all these poor animals with very special care.
We used to rescue cows all the time; that’s how we acquired the 650+ in our care. The result is we are so overcrowded only an extreme emergency like this can compel us to rescue more.
On behalf of Pradeep Nath and all at Visakha SPCA.
Visakha SPCA global outreach
26-15-200 Main Road, Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh 530001, India
QCA very much admires this excellent group and thanks you for your compassion.