There are so many laws that prohibits anyone from causing pain to animals across the board of India. Yet no one is following them, why doesn't India as a whole not care anymore? Many groups scattered throughout India is trying to help endangered species and stop animals from being mistreated. The Indian government has put in place for many years now laws that can put you in jail for injuring any and all animals. Killing or hurting any kind of animal even stray ones is a punishable offense. Trying to train bulls, monkeys etc. for entertainment is not allowed. Abandoning any animal for any kind of reason will put you in prison for up to three months. Organizing or participating in animal fights is a cognizable offence. Those are just a start of the laws, these laws were created for two reasons. One, India is a country that is very involved with animals in everyday life and wants the animals to be protected from ever being harmed. The other reason is their religions. Buddhists believe that is wrong to hurt or kill animals, because all beings are afraid of injury and death. It is easy to see the importance of animals because of the stories of Ganesha & Hanuman. They are very significant to Hinduism both characters are animals in a godly form. It is necessary for everyone to be aware of Indian animals and try and create a safe haven for them in a soon life.