Thursday, December 13, 2007

Flamingoes Slaughtered in Navi Mumbai

I do not know how to react to the shocking news that flamingoes are being caught, killed and sold in Navi Mumbai for rates cheaper than a chicken! It is easy to point fingers at the police; but we all know the situation our police force is in. The force is understaffed, poorly paid, low motivation, and completely politically motivated. We have arrested the two hunters, but do they know why they have been arrested? Have we done enough to ensure that the common man knows that it is illegal to catch and slaughter wild life?

The urban, educated class can cry hoarse about this incident, but are we doing anything to ensure that such incidents do not happen in the future? Yes, I know there are groups of highly motivated people who are working in this field. But unless we, the educated, urban elite step out of our AC cars, and get our hands dirty tackling the societal problems faced by the larger populace, we cannot expect things to change.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Priyatosh Gupta said...

Very true & thought provoking!

One needs to do his bit more than just sit and be an armchair critic. To see the world change for good, let us then be up and doing even if that makes a wee bit of positive difference!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Rama Bhave said...

Mayani Bird Sanctuary is located in the Satara district of Maharashtra state near Vaduj, in India.

Lots of migratory birds come here during winter. Flamingoes from Around 400 of them were reported in 2005.

Other birds like the Northern Shoveller, Stork and Kingfisher are also found here.

check this link whether it works
check this out http://www.aroundpune.com/images/punesatararoad.jpg

it gave a good road map to get to teh place.

if you ask around satara also you will be directed. it is close by about one hour's drive

8:43 PM  

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