Fact Check: Video of goats being thrown from a truck is from Maharashtra, not Uttar Pradesh

A disturbing video has been circulating on social media video of goats being thrown from truck not from UP onto the road. The video has been shared with the claim that it is from Uttar Pradesh, where a gang of thieves is stealing goats on the Kanpur-Unnao highway. However, this claim is false.

Inspection of Video

On closer inspection of the video, we can see a signboard on the highway indicating the distance to Aurangabad (~210 KM), Sinner (~63 KM), and Ghoti (~2 KM). Google Maps also shows the same distances between these locations. Therefore, the video is actually from the Igatpuri-Sinner road in Maharashtra, not Uttar Pradesh.

The video has caused outrage among animal rights activists, who have been demanding action against the perpetrators. The act of throwing the goats from the truck is not only cruel but also illegal. It is a violation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act, 1976.

Check before you share

It is important to fact-check information before sharing it on social media to avoid spreading false claims and misinformation. In this case, the video with the claim that it was from Uttar Pradesh, when in fact it was from Maharashtra. The false claim could have led to unnecessary panic among the people in Uttar Pradesh, who may have believed that a gang of goat thieves was on the loose.

The Unnao police have also refuted the claim that the video was from their area. The police have urged people to verify information before sharing it on social media and to report any incidents of animal cruelty to the authorities.

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The truth about the video

It is clear that the users sharing this video from Maharashtra and claiming it to be from Uttar Pradesh have political motivations behind their actions. They may be attempting to create unrest in Uttar Pradesh by spreading false claims. It is important to remain vigilant and critical of the information we consume and share online.

Animal cruelty is a serious offense. The government should take strict action against those involved in it. It is also important for people to be aware of their rights and responsibilities when it comes to animal welfare. We must treat all living beings with compassion and respect.


In conclusion, the viral video of goats being thrown from truck not from UP, but from Maharashtra. The false claim was made to set a political agenda, which is a disturbing trend in our society. We must take responsibility for the information we share on social media and ensure that we fact-check it before sharing it with others.

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