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Rare 700-kg sawfish chokes to death after Maharashtra fisherman nets it

A 700 kg sawfish, an endangered species of shark, landed in the fishing net of a local fisherman in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg region. Fisherman Muneer Mujawar found the fish in his net and said that the animal was around 20 feet long and weighed 700 kg, as reported by PTI. According to the local fishermen, the […]

Plea in NGT against illegal slaughter houses in UP

New Delhi, Mar 28 (PTI) An environment activist moved the National Green Tribunal today against “illegal” slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh, alleging that these were discharging untreated effluent into open drains and polluting the environment. The plea, which has been listed before a bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim, also seeks the execution of the […]

Now Jharkhand bans illegal abattoirs

RANCHI: Days after the Aditya Nath Yogi government’s crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, another BJP-ruled state, Jharkhand, decided to ban all illegal slaughterhouses in the state on Monday. The slaughterhouses were given 72 hours to shut their illegal businesses if they failed to obtain licence from relevant authorities. SKG Rahate, principal secretary, home, […]

Feeding stray dogs landed this Bengaluru engineer in police station

Rohith is an engineer by profession and runs his own civil engineering business. When he is not at work, he is busy with his dogs, all strays, that he has been looking after for a few years now. From feeding them breakfast in the morning to taking them for a walk followed by snacks and […]

Meat sellers in India strike amid clampdown on illegal slaughterhouses

Meat lovers in India’s Uttar Pradesh state likely have to curb their appetite as sellers go on an indefinite strike protesting a crackdown on illegal abattoirs after a Hindu right-wing leader took office last week. Slaughterhouses and meat shops in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) have come on to the radar of the […]

Population management of animals under wildlife action plan

New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) Population management of identified wild animals is one of the “priority” projects in the National Wildlife Action Plan submitted to the Environment Ministry, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Amid a raging debate over human-animal conflict, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave in a written reply said that the group constituted […]

Environment Ministry official to chair Animal Welfare Board of India

The Union Government in March 2017 notified that Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) will be permanently chaired by a senior official of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF). At present, the Board is chaired by Sharad Singh Negi, Special Secretary and Director-General (Forests), MoEF. In AWBI’s 55-year history, it was always […]

Subramanian Swamy brings bill seeking death penalty for cow slaughter.

NEW DELHI: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy introduced at Rajya Sabha on Friday a Private Members’ Bill, which seeks protection of cows and deterrent punishment, including a death penalty against those found guilty of slaughtering the animal. Read more at: Date:27-3-2017 Source: NEW DELHI: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy introduced at Rajya Sabha on Friday a […]

UP government official shoots dog dead for barking at him

Moradabad police on Sunday arrested a state government official for allegedly killing a dog in the city’s Kanshi Ram Nagar locality for barking at him while he was out for an evening walk. The dog was allegedly shot dead by Vimal Dheer on Saturday evening. Police booked the accused under IPC section 429 (mischief by […]

UP: Yogi Adityanath govt issues fresh directives to curb illegal animal slaughter

Lucknow :  The newly-elected Yogi Adityanath government has issued fresh directives to the state employees in its campaign to curb illegal slaughtering of animals in Uttar Pradesh. According to the directives, the names of cattle smugglers will be listed in village crime notebooks, intelligence will be gathered on their activities and a vigil will be […]

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