On Monday November 5, 2018, unknown youth carried two piglets and stationed them in front of Bank of Uganda headquarters in Kampala, expressing their dissatisfaction over the outgoing managing director of DFCU bank, Juma Kisaame whose name has been common in the media of recent for not good reasons.

The latest seems to be a continuation of use of piglets by disgruntled groups to express their dissatisfaction. In the past groups have dropped piglets around parliament.

The above examples show how some Ugandans abuse the rights of animals. That you can get an animal carry it and drop to a spot it in town, leave it there without care.

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peta.org says animal rights means that animals deserve certain kinds of consideration—consideration of what is in their best interests, regardless of whether they are “cute,” useful to humans, or an endangered species and regardless of whether any human cares about them at all.

From the above definition we can conclude that people who carry piglets and drop them to specific places as way of expressing their dissatisfaction abuse animal rights since they consider the interests of animals.

Such culprits should be apprehended by those that enforce the laws of the country-the Uganda police.

The 1964 animal rights clause bans any kind of animal torture, although the punishments for those found guilty of abusing animal rights are very minor. For example a person is supposed to pay sh300 or three months imprisonment.

Also part of the local governments (Kampala City Council) (Livestock and Companion Animals) Ordinance, 2006. Stipulates that a person shall not treat or subject any animal which is kept for agricultural purposes, to any form of cruelty or in any manner contrary to the provisions of the Animal (Prevention of Cruelty) Act.

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