Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pit bull facts by Nat geo

http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/giving-pit-bulls-second-chance-infographic-233514251.html

National Geographic has come up with facts on Pit bulls and their campaign I hope will clear the common misconceptions about these gentle and friendly dogs. Makes for a good read. They actually rank better than Collies, German Sheperds and Beagles in the temperament tests, all of which are loved family dogs!

Lets save these beautiful creatures from being killed in shelters everyday for wrong reasons.


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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013- India

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 passed today in India does the following:

• Amends various sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Indian Evidence Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

• States that an offender can be sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 20 years or more to life with a fine

• Defines stalking and voyeurism as non-bailable offences if repeated for a second time.

• Terms acid attack finally as a crime and perpetrators of acid attack will attract a 10-year jail. Plus the victim is granted right to self-defense!

• Also seeks to widen the definition of rape, broaden the ambit of aggravated rape and enhance the punishment for such crimes

• Also provides that all hospitals shall immediately provide first aid and/or medical treatment free of cost to the victims of acid attack or rape

• Also seeks to amend the Indian Evidence Act to allow a rape victim, if she is temporarily or permanently mentally or physically disabled, to record her statement before a judicial magistrate with the assistance of an interpreter or a special educator. It also has provisions to video-graph the proceedings.



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