Monday, May 26, 2008




KIND ATTENTION:-Shri.G.M. Chakrabarti,
Commissioner of Police
033- 2214-5060
The Commissioner of Police, Kolkata,
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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

The Alipore Zoo Director is responsible for the violation of section 3 , 11 & Cattle Transport Rule, 1978 amended in 2001 issued by the Govt. of India in 2001 under section 38 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. He further committed a crime under section 428 & 429 I.P.C :-
* The vehicle was not as per the specifications of the Indian Standard Institution.
* There was no permission - transport permit of the Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India as per section 96 of the cattle transport rule, 1978 amended in 2001.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION - OIPA INDIA demands the FIR against the Zoo Director for the violation of the above said sections along with the amendments in the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 for protection for foreign species.
Naresh Kadyan,
Representative of OIPA for India.
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BHUBANESWAR: The death of an 11-year-old giraffe while it was being transported to Nandankanan zoo near here is being probed but the Alipore zoo in Kolkata has doubts about whether it died due to electrocution.
The giraffe 'Sundar' was reportedly electrocuted on Friday night when its enck struck an overhead power cable near Bagnan in Howrah district of West Bengal.
However, Alipur zoo authorities from where the animal was being brought here, have expressed surprise about electrocution being stated as the cause of death.

Zoo director Subir Chowdhury said "the hapless animal was ultimately brought back to Alipore but it was too late as 20 precious hours had passed by".
He said "if it had indeed been electrocuted, it would not have survived for 20 hours". Nandankanan zoo director A K Pattanaik said that he would inquire from Alipore zoo authorities in Kolkata about the manner of the death of the animal.
He said the monkeys and birds had reached Alipore and the giraffe was supposed to reach Nandankanan on Saturday or Sunday.
A four-member team including a veterinary surgeon of Nandankanan had left Kolkata on Thursday for Bhubaneswar but on the way the tragedy occurred at Bagnan.
The giraffe lay in an unconscious state after hitting the electric cable and the accompanying surgeon tried hard to keep it alive.
The team members contacted the Nandankanan director who in turn contacted Alipore.