A Man Who Gives Dead Animals a Decent Burial

A Man Who Gives Dead Animals a Decent Burial

Submitted by Subeditor on Tue, 2016-01-26 10:25 Bengaluru: Mohan K in Bengaluru is that unusual man; caring and taking time out to do a task which most would consider nauseating.Hundreds of stray animals - dogs, cattle, sheep and other animals - are killed on the city’s roads after being hit by fast-moving vehicles. Sometimes, the BBMP’s poura karmikas would remove the animals from the roads, but in several cases the animals would just lay undisturbed, waiting to decompose. But a small group of dedicated animal lovers are now changing all that.Since 2013, Mohan K and his friends have cremated hundreds of stray animals killed in road accidents. The idea for taking up this unusual work came to Mohan, a civil defence volunteer and an animal rescuer, in 2013.In October of that year, Mohan came across an accident on Hebbal fly-over in which a motorcyclist had been injured after he had hit a dog. The animal had been killed on the spot and its carcass left to rot on the road. “It was then that I decided to bury such animals and prevent them decomposing openly which is a health hazard,” said Mohan. He is now helped in his efforts by a large number of friends who accompany Mohan to the sites.Animals are usually buried in nearby, convenient places, said Mohan, adding that he always carried digging equipment and bleaching powder in his scooter. “We do not know when we would get a call for burial or animal rescue. So I always keep digging equipment ready. Soon after the burial, I sprinkle bleaching powder on the burial place so that the site won’t be disturbed by other animals,” Mohan explained.Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli, Kalyan Nagar, Banasvadi, and Hebbal are places which report the highest number of animal accident deaths. “Fast-moving vehicles are more on these roads. Also, garbage is being dumped besides the road which attracts animals,” Mohan added.Now I am planning to spread awareness among motorists by putting up sign boards to warn motorists about animal movement zone, Mohan said. “This would save many animals.”