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Animal Welfare Board of India Supports Ending Animal Circuses

26th July, 2017, New Delhi: Generations of animals abused in circuses for crude entertainment may soon be a thing of the past. In the biggest support to performing animals so far, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has sent an advisory to its parent Ministry MoEF&CC recommending “a strong legislation to end institutionalized cruelty […]


Neon collars to avoid road kills

CHANDIGARH: Disheartened by increasing number of road accidents of dogs, members of Panchkula Animal Welfare Association have started a new initiative of putting neon collars on their necks. They got around 70 collars for Rs 50-60 each from Indore and are now planning to order more. The main idea was given by Meenakshi Mahapatra and […]


Man-elephant friendship brews in tea estate

Each year, tea estates in Assam collectively yield around 680.5 million kg of tea. The north-east state is the largest tea growing terrain in the world. And elephants often pay the price for the produce with their lives. India consumes about 70 per cent of the tea produced in the country. And they can’t seem […]


Despite warnings on animal deaths, deer seen eating garbage in IIT Madras

The IIT Madras campus is home to many deer and blackbucks. But the animals are dying in large numbers inside the campus because of speeding vehicles and garbage strewn inside on the sides of the roads. While activists have been raising the issue for several years now, a photo taken by a student inside the […]


How safe is that chicken or egg that you are eating?

Just what kind of meat and eggs are we eating these days? It seems it’s less protein and nutrients, and more antibiotics… stuff that we most definitely don’t need to pump into our bodies. Most of us, me included, have had our suspicions regarding the plumped up chicken, juicy pork and bacon and big, huge […]


9 representation received from public figures on cattle sale

The Centre has received nine representations from various public figures including chief ministers of Kerala, Puducherry and Karnataka, on a ban on the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, Lok Sabha was informed today. “Nine (9) representations have been received from the public representatives against the newly enforced Cattle Trade Rules,” […]


Canines spread fear on MGMGH campus

TRICHY: For long, patients, relatives, doctors and employees at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial government hospital (MGMGH) in Trichy have been treading with fear as they enter the hospital premises. This is because they are most likely to be chased or bitten by a pack of ferocious dogs which have been wreaking havoc on the campus. […]


Animal lovers find SPCA ‘heartless & unhygienic’

Chandigarh: Animal lovers and rescuers are disappointed with the government bodies for lack of compassion for animals and maintaining poor hygiene at the animal shelter. As a result the animal lovers have taken to Facebook to vent out their anger. They have also started coming forward and lodging complaints. Recently, an engineering student from UIET, […]


Haryana to tag stray cattle, impose fines

Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday announced it has decided to tag stray cattle in the state and impose fines on people who let their cattle loose on the roads. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday directed officers of the Animal Husbandry and Dairy Department to launch a special campaign to […]

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