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Fortnightly Commentary No 92: November 27th, 2015, 6000 people

Dear Friends and Members, My organization installed 8 close circuit TV cameras a couple months ago so that we could more easily see animals in various corners of our hospital, especially on night shift when there are only 2 staff on duty. Among the dramas these cameras have revealed to us include the valiant determination […]

Fortnightly Commentary No 91: September 11th, 2015, 6000 people

Dear Friends and Members, The “cull” concept has got to go, but it’s a mainstay of those who defend the right of homo-sapiens to dominate all other species. This is why the court battles fighting for personhood among dolphins, orca and primates are so vital to the future of animal protection. If animal advocates are […]

Fortnightly Commentary No 90: August 28th, 2015, 6000 people

Dear Friends and Members, I object to the title “animal lover” that the media so loves to use to identify people who protest animal abuse. Isn’t it wrong that the media does not call those who want to remove animals from their habitats as “life haters” or “nature destroyers” or “champions of cruelty?” As long […]

Fortnightly Commentary No 89: August 14th, 2015, 6000 people

Dear Friends and Members , The Government of Kerala is trying to kill dogs and justify it with undefined terms like “nuisance” and “dangerous.” They have not implemented ABC and their suggestions for a violent “solution” to dog “menace” has prompted FIAPO to file an SLP with the Supreme Court. (SLP means that you take […]

Fortnightly Commentary No 88: July 1st, 2015, 6000 people

Dear Friends and Members, Floods, storms and electricity out for 4 days. At my house it has meant no water for all that time. My house-helper has been out for 2 weeks with a sprained wrist. The sink backed up so that the rainwater I was attempting to use to wash the dishes flooded greasy […]

Fortnightly Commentary No 83: May 22nd, 2015, 6000 people

Dear Friends and Members  , A few years ago I visited apple orchard country. Glistening golden, pink, green and red apples busting off knarly limbs – absolutely stunning. The clouds were high, the sky was brilliant blue, a faint breeze gave a shiver to the leaves, and all was quiet…quiet… – hey wait a minute! […]

Fortnightly Commentary No 82: May 8th, 2015, 6000 people

Dear Friends & Members, Obsession with cleanliness and “germaphobia” blights the minds of increasing numbers of affluent people who use huge amounts of chemical cleaners, bleaches, solvents and excessive commercial soap products on clothes, skin and hair. I am not exempt from the advertising hype that plays into the fear of grime. “No! Too dirty!” […]

Fortnightly Commentary No 81: April 24th, 2015, 6000 people

Dear Friends & Members, I met a tall young black girl last week and fell in love with her in a train station in London. She had on high heels and a white suit, held a brief case and appeared like a sleek dark angel. When she found me I was desperate, struggling with two […]

Fortnightly Commentary No 80: April 10th, 2015, 7669 people

My husband is able to derive as much pleasure from watching old athletics tournaments–I mean, which took place in 1960s– as today’s. He was recently watching some old billiards championships and he referred to one of the players as having athletic “genius.” We often reserve this word for reference to intellectual ability, not physical ability, […]

Fortnightly Commentary No 79: March 27th, 2015, 6000 people

Dear Friends & Members, So often as an older person I find myself lost in the lament about how things change, how such and so is “no more,” how things used to be. But recently I got a dose of something opposite: When I was in my early 20s I worked as a nanny for […]

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