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Wired cages in poultry farms killing hens in India, shows survey

Small-wired cages being used in poultry farms are killing hens in India, according to a five-month-long survey conducted by Pune-based NGO Animal Equality. Taking note of the survey, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) plans to issue show-cause notices to poultry farms using such cages, known as battery cages.. Each cage has a 67-sq […]

LMC drive to rid city of strays

Lucknow: Stray animals in the city may soon be a thing of the past. From February 27, LMC would be starting a rigorous, 12-day stray-catching drive during nights. To be held on priority, the drive would be on till March 10. LMC recently increased the capacity of its biggest animal shelter, Kanha Upvan, in Sarojininagar […]

Animal welfare camp held

Directorate of Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University organised an animal welfare camp at village Kalala in district Barnala under the ICAR sanctioned project “Integrated Approaches for Livestock Development: Farmer’s Context”. Dr H K Verma, nodal officer of project said that five villages of Mehal Kalan block were selected for providing […]

Amritsar Municipal Corporation remained failed in Implementing Laws to Prevent Dog-Bites

AMRITSAR: In light of the recent incident at Tarn Taran district, the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisation (FIAPO) has asked the Municipal Corporation of Amritsar to implement a large-scale Animal Birth Control programme to provide a long-term solution that ensures human and animal welfare instead of resorting to short-term, ineffective and illegal methods that […]

End Circus Cruelty!

New Delhi, 23rd February 2017: In a major development, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has written to the Animal Welfare Division of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF&CC), saying that it ‘fully supports’ the proposal to stop use of elephants to perform in circuses.This decision holds furthermore significance in the context of a movement […]

Army conducts workshop to tackle threat from wild animals

Srinagar, Feb 20 (PTI) The Army today conducted a workshop for residents of far-flung areas in Kulgam district on how to avoid man-animal conflict in wake of numerous such incidents in recent past. “On the request of the people, the Army camp in Nohama organised a workshop on precautions against the attacks by bears and […]

After Jallikattu supporters, now circus owners to come together against animal NGOs like PETA

Through the days when Tamilnadu saw Jallikattu supporters out on the streets protesting against the Supreme Court’s ruling that banned the sport, the protestors unanimously demanded a ‘Ban on PETA’. Now, circus owners form across the country have come together to safeguard circus industry which, they claim, has been suffering due to unfair treatment meted […]

Animal cruelty cases don’t compel offenders to even come to court, suggests BSPCA data

Animal cruelty cases, which are both bailable and account for scanty fines, don’t compel offenders to even come to court, data suggests. Between 2011 and 2016, the Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA) has registered over 20,000 cases of animal cruelty at various police stations. However, in 13,089 of these cases, […]

PETA India releases video on cruelty to male chicks

Hyderabad: People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India on Tuesday released a video, which captures the manner in which millions of male chicks in hatcheries and farms in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were drowned, burned, crushed or subjected to other forms of cruelty. The video, according to PETA India’s government affairs liaison Nikunj Sharma, […]

Third leopard trapped in Sariska, this time a male

The Sariska forest authorities trapped a male leopard in the early hours of Tuesday and sent it to the Jaipur zoo for verification of its identity. Officials suspect the animal to be one of the two male leopards released from the zoo in the tiger reserve three weeks ago. Four villagers have since died in […]

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