Animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has requested Superstar Rajinikanth to ask his fans to refrain from slaughtering goats in a temple to celebrate his political plunge.
A temple where we worship and thank God for life is not a slaughterhouse. Such killing of animals in a place other than a licensed slaughterhouse also violates The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 which states that it is a punishable offense if anyone: “mutilates any animal or kills any animal (including stray dogs) by using the method of strychnine injections in the heart or in any other unnecessarily cruel manner.
Such killing is also a violation of Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code which states that, “Whoever commits mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless, any elephant, camel, horse, mule, buffalo, bull, cow or ox, whatever may be the value thereof, or any other animal of the value of fifty rupees or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both.”
Rajinikanth is currently in Malaysia for the day-long carnival of Natchathira Vizha.