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Dasara festival likely to take toll on sheep scheme

Hyderabad: Ensuing Dasara festival is giving jitters to the Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) officials as they will have to procure about 2.5 lakh animals to meet the target under the State government’s flagship programme of sheep distribution by the end of the September. According to sources, the en masse sourcing of lakhs of sheep for […]

Meet animals’ best friends

BENGALURU: As a child, stray animals were her best friends. Every time her animal companions went missing from the streets in the vicinity, ​she would cry for hours.​ Almost two decades later, a lot has changed in​ the​ life of Rekha Prasad. But one thing hasn’t for this IT firm​ employee​: her soft corner for […]

Should Animals Have the Same Rights as Humans?

In 2014, the Supreme Court of India, issued a precedent-setting decision. It extended the mantle of Article 21 of the nation’s constitution, which protects human life and liberty, to all animals: bulls, the court said, have an inalienable right “to live in a healthy and clean atmosphere, not to be beaten, kicked, bitten, tortured, plied […]

Bikers to race — and spread awareness — in MTB Himalaya

Shimla, Sep 17 (IANS) Intrepid riders from various nations will this year also attempt to raise awareness through social outreach events in human habitations across inhospitable terrains of Himachal Pradesh at the 13th Hero MTB Himalaya race spanning nine days later this month, event organisers said on Sunday. From highlighting the importance of donating bone-marrow […]

US experts to train vets at Delhi Zoo

New Delhi: A team of experts from the US is providing hands-on training to Indian veterinarians at the Delhi zoo on using gas anaesthesia so as to avoid drugs to sedate animals, which have numerous side-effects. Gas anaesthesia is primarily used for sedating cats and dogs, and the training, in which more than 30 vets […]

FIR over alleged bull fight at fair

SHIMLA: An FIR has been registered by the police over alleged bull fight event at Sair fair in Mashobra, 15 km from here, in defiance of high court orders, officials said today. The bull fight was allegedly organised yesterday at the fair at Mashobra. Rohan Chand Thakur, Deputy Commissioner, Shimla said the mela organising committee […]

End in sight for India’s notorious human safaris

Notorious “human safaris” in India’s Andaman Islands may soon stop, after the authorities announced that a new sea route around the islands will soon open. The new route will keep tourists off the infamous Andaman Trunk Road, which was built illegally through the forests of the isolated Jarawa tribe. Survival’s Director Stephen Corry said: “Treating […]

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