Jharkhand Animal Welfare Society (JAWS) was established to lobby against the governments apathy for the plight of domestic and stray animals. It aims at promoting animal welfare (wild and domestic) activities and protecting the environment for the general benefit of mankind. It works to establish, construct and maintain animal hospitals, and first aid centres to protect animals, while organizing mass communication campaigns to prevent violence against animals.
The Objectives of JAWS are:
To stop animal killing in the name of religion
To establish vet hospital and shelter
To preserve wildlife and develop their natural habitat
To demand animal welfare measures
To prohibit films which depict wrongful acts on animals
To preserve endangered species
To stop hunting of animals in the forest
To stop dissection of animals in schools and colleges
To stop use of animals in the preparations of medicines & cosmetics
Some of their activities are:
On Call Service: To provide 24 hour service to rescue animals through the ambulances donated by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
Organising Seminar: Distribution of free medicines to poor farmers and animal owners along with pamphlets to make them aware of animal laws. Free check-up camps are also organised to help stray animals in distress.
Jiv Bandhu: This magazine is published to spread awareness of the subject.
Source : Audit Report 2015
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