FEED 7000+ Cattle rescued by BSF, and play a role in STOPPING CATTLE SMUGLING to Banladesh
Dhyan Foundation has taken up the MASSIVE task of helping the Border Security Force (at the Indo-Bangladesh border) in rehabilitating cows, bulls and calves of all age groups which were rescued from being illegally transported to slaughter houses across the border to Bangladesh. From December 2018 to date, approximately 7000 cattle have been rescued by BSF from smuggling to Bangladesh, at the Indo-Bangladesh Border.
Every year, lakhs of cows/bulls are illegally smuggled into Bangladesh where they are turned into shoes, belts and for beef consumption. Cattle number which pass through the border number is very high. Cattle traverse hundreds of kilometres from states like Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand to reach the Bangladeshi cattle markets, called the ‘khattals’. They are transported in trucks to their border destinations in West Bengal and Assam. Chillies are stuffed into the eyes of the animals to keep them standing and save space on the trucks in which they are transported. From these border points, smugglers use either the porous land route or the water ways through the rivers Kalindi, Ichhamati, Raimangal and Hariabhanga of Bangladesh to finally enter the country. In the remote villages, the cattle are bound to one another by iron chains and at night young ‘Rakhals’ or local swimmers, herd the cattle in the water.
Thousands of cattle are made to cross this border to reach Bangladesh where these innocent beings land into slaughter houses and are brutally slaughtered.
As per Indian Govt records, following are the details of cattle seized by BSF of Indo-Bangladesh border in the past years : Year Cattle seized by BSF.
- 2012- 1,20,724
- 2013- 1,22,000
- 2014- 1,09,999
- 2015- 1,53,602
- 2016- 1,46,967 (Upto October, 2016)
Dhyan Foundation has started 4 New Animal Shelters in past few months just to rehabilitate these BSF rescued cattle apart from their 25 Animal Shelters running across India. And also has taken up the task of feeding and rehabilitating BSF rescued cattle.
List of Newly started Cattle Shelters:
- Habra,North 24 pargana district West Bengal home for close to 3000 rescued cattle
- Tripura Gaushala housing 1000 BSF rescued cattle
- Baraipur Odisha housing 500 BSF rescued cattle
- Sahibganj ,Jharkhand housing 200 BSF rescued cattle
Apart from the rehabilitated cattle Dhyan foundation is feeding more than 2000 cattle on border outposts in West Bengal, Tripura and Meghalaya. No one is willing to rehabilitate these poor cattle because of mafia threats, only Dhyan Foundation has accepted this challenge.
Even a small contribution from you would help feed a hungry animal and would go a long way to make a huge difference in stopping this illegality and cruelty against cattle on the borders forever.
We are directly saving thousands of lives by stopping illegal transportation outside the nation. The cattle are in extreme distress and undergoing traumatic conditions because of being transported in a cruel manner across the border. They are weak without being given proper food and water. They have been given no medical assistance and are left to die. We are providing employment opportunity to many villagers where the cattle will be rehabilitated. We are also providing the by-products of cattle-rearing for biogas, medicines, cow dung logs etc. We are also encouraging self-help groups and people living in villages for earning their livelihood. We are also actively working with BSF to permanently stop this cross border illegal cattle tracking.