Aug 04, 2017

Animal cruelty in Kalpitiya (Video)

The Kalpitiya peninsula in the Puttalam district is renowned for its agriculture as well as animal husbandry.

In this district cultivation is carried out throughout the year with commercial crops such as red onions, cabbage and chillies being the main crops.

Another section of the community are engaged in animal husbandry but due to the unavailability of lands, these animals are usually let to roam free.
Due to these animals attacking the crops, farmers have devised a novel method of preventing these animals from entering farms. That is by tying three coconut branches together to form a triangular shape around the goat’s neck preventing it to enter through farm fences.

However, although the farmers’ crops are kept safe from the grazing animals, it is no doubt animal cruelty of some degree.