Thank India for Banning the Trade of Peacock Feathers

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: India Ministry of Environment and Forests, Animal Welfare Division

The Environment Ministry of India has decided for complete ban on sale, purchase and transport of peacock feathers.

The peacock is gradually becoming a prey of a growing business among young product designers, who use the beautiful birds' gorgeous blue-green feathers  to make home decor items, pens, earrings, etc. Additionally, peacock feathers are believed to bring good luck, and the bird is killed for its meat which is believed to have medicinal properties for arthritis.

The government does not have data on the population of the national bird, but its population is said to be dwindling because of poaching for feathers, and the international demand for them. If left unchecked, extinction is a possibility.

Thank India's Environment Ministry for taking measures to protect the peacock by banning the use and trade of peacock feathers.

SOURCE: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Govt-to-ban-trade-of-peacock-feathers/Article1-1053385.aspx

India Ministry of Environment and Forests
Animal Welfare Division
Director Dr. Anjani Kumar
8th Floor
Jeewan Prakash Building
25, K.G. Marg,
New Delhi-110001
EMail: anjani.moef@yahoo.com

The Environment Ministry of India has decided for complete ban on sale, purchase and transport of peacock feathers.


The peacock is gradually becoming a prey of a growing business among young product designers, who use the beautiful birds' gorgeous blue-green feathers  to make home decor items, pens, earrings, etc. Additionally, peacock feathers are believed to bring good luck, and the bird is killed for its meat which is believed to have medicinal properties for arthritis.


The government does not have data on the population of the national bird, but its population is said to be dwindling because of poaching for feathers, and the international demand for them. If left unchecked, extinction is a possibility.


Thank India's Environment Ministry for taking measures to protect the peacock by banning the use and trade of peacock feathers.


SOURCE: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Govt-to-ban-trade-of-peacock-feathers/Article1-1053385.aspx


India Ministry of Environment and Forests
Animal Welfare Division
Director Dr. Anjani Kumar
8th Floor
Jeewan Prakash Building
25, K.G. Marg,
New Delhi-110001
EMail: anjani.moef@yahoo.com


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