Tiger In Chain, Arunachal Forest Minister Goes For Stroll


Tiger in Chain

 Shut on the heels of the tiger census information launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi showcasing the success of  tiger conservation , visuals of a tiger in a sequence held by the Atmosphere and forest minister of Arunachal Pradesh  shook the nation.  The minister Mama Natung   walks the tiger  like a pet  .On April 16, he  additionally  twitted the  video  from his official twitter deal with . He additionally posted the video with delight on his  fb web page. For report, tiger is listed within the scheduled one of many Wild Life (Protecton) Act 1972  and one cannot have it as a pet .This Schedule offers with endangered species.

Violation of Wildlife Safety Act 

Tiger in Chain

 Curiously, whereas tweeting the video , mama additionally tagged  the Nationwide Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and  the Union ministry of Atmosphere, forest  and local weather change.  NTCA is the apex physique for the safety and conservation of the tiger. The caption reads  ,“Glad to stroll with reared tiger which is essentially the most highly effective Animals Tiger, so individuals’s across the  world ought to Be taught the Love from Animals, for those who love nature will discover magnificence in every single place. #moefcc #ntca_india #ArunachalCMO #PMOIndia #BJP4Arunachal”. 

 Mama, a businessman turned politician, could be seen taking the chained tiger for a stroll.  For six.6 minutes, until the video ran, the minister sporting shorts and slippers is seen pulling the chain of the tiger and patting the beast on his again. Two extra males, maybe from his workers, had been additionally seen one after the other coming and patting the tiger like a pet. There are eight wildlife sanctuaries, and two nationwide parks within the state of Arunachal Pradesh  and this embody  Namdaph,One of many largest nationwide parks in India.and all of them are underneath Mama Nutang. Within the nation the place tiger safety is on the highest of the precedence listing of the federal government, the minister’s act  raises a number of questions.

Some Must Take Cognizance 

Tiger in Chain

In March this yr, a resident of Uttar Pradesh was arrested after he was present in possession of a Sarus Crane, a fowl listed in scheduled three of the Wildlife Defend act 1972. In February final yr, Mohammad Arif, 35, introduced residence an injured sarus crane he present in his village of Mandhka in Uttar Pradesh’s  Amethi district. After he took care of it over the subsequent 13 months, he discovered himself booked underneath the Wild Life (Safety )  Act.  

The wildlife authorities moved the crane from Arif’s home to a Raebareli sanctuary and later shifted to the Kanpur Zoo. Arif may need been unaware of the Act and that he was violating it. However Mama is the minister for atmosphere and forest and is anticipated to have an understanding that his act is a violation of the Wild Life Safety Act. And if he doesn’t ,  somebody must take cognizance.

By Deshdeep Saxena

Photographs from the  minister’s Video 


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