Ninety-three head of cattle, including cows and calves, were rescued by an animal rights group with the help of Attibele police, while they were being transported under inhumane conditions from Chandapur Shandy to Tamil Nadu Saturday morning.
Akhila Karnataka Prani Daya Sangha (AKPDS) in a press release said that it was tipped off by animals lovers about the cattle being herded into two trucks and taken to the neighbouring state.
AKPDS told this newspaper that the animals were to be shipped to Kerala from Tamil Nadu. Acting on a complaint, the police intercepted the vehicles near Attibele and rescued the animals.
“Cows and calves were mercilessly huddled into the trucks. Twenty-five calves, some barely five days old, were badly injured as they were heaped on one another with their mouths tied,” the release said.
The rescued cattle were sent to Rescue Home run by AKPDS at Koramangala on Saturday afternoon where they were administered first aid and provided food. Some of the cows were pregnant.
The City police rescued ten cows that were being transported illegally on KR Puram Main Road on Friday. However, the driver managed to escape. In a similar operation at Ramamurthynagar, the police seized two camels that were being transported and arrested Irfan Ali Khan, 21.