Animal rights activists are raising awareness about the unfortunate deaths of various stray animals due to speeding vehicles. Lately, there is a rise in the number of deaths of squirrels, dogs and cats duo rash motorists in the post-lockdown phase.
Reports suggest at least 40 animals have passed away on the highways and inner-city lanes of Navi Mumbai. There has been a significant increase in the last two months due to over speeding as the traffic density increases.
Activists have also urged feeders to drop food away from the bustling streets, in a bid to save the animals from more harm.
All over the Mumbai Metropolitan Region – Thane and Mumbai – over 150 animals have lost their lives in the last two months. During the lockdown, the animals got used to empty roads and lonely streets. But as soon as Mission Begin Again was implemented the poor animals were prone to losing their lives due to rash drivers.
While speaking to The Times of India, one activist stated that legally, motorists who run over animals without even stopping to help are committing a crime. It is the act of cruelty against animals and the culprits can booked by the local police.
Many activists have tried to reach out to former union minister and veteran animal activist Maneka Gandhi to raise awareness on this subject.