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A factory in Mumbai, India has been shut down after being accused of releasing untreated industrial waste into a river that turned some dogs blue. Indian media reports that officials shut down the com...
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Let's make this clear: jallikattu is animal abuse. No reasonable person who is able to step outside their cultural biases would be able to deny this. But the problem surrounding the banning of jallika...
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It takes a single voice to lead to events that shape the future. Very often, we find that it is the voice of children, who are the future of the world, that ring the loudest. With their curious, open...
Despite the facelift that the city has received of late, no amount of facades can hide this particular dark side of Kolkata. In the "posh" residential complex of Diamond City West (DCW) in South Kolkata, the upper middle-class residents have been lynching and slaughtering street dogs -- at least 16 of them. The civilized residents were, perhaps, just keeping their complex free of street dogs, all for the sake of "development" and "aesthetic beauty".
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The FAO predicts that animal agriculture will increase by approximately 70% by 2050, with most of that growth taking place in emerging economies like India. Thus, investment is likely to be significant in the public and private sector of meat, egg and milk production. The World Bank's safeguard policies set the standard for public sector lending and investments in emerging economies. That is why NGOs around the world, including HSI, have appealed to the financial institution to include enforceable animal welfare standards in its safeguard policies.
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The Centre has shown that it is impossible to practise politics without some measure of subterfuge. In a notification dated 7 January 2016, the Central Government allowed the use of bulls in jallikattu and bullock cart races in the name of tradition, which is in flagrant opposition to a ruling by the Hon'ble Supreme Court that banned the use of bulls in such events.
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A cruelty-free world for animals: This is the proverbial pole star that guides the course of Humane Society International/India. While there is a lot to do and achieve for animals in the coming year, here's a small glimpse of how we made a difference in 2015!
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India has banned bullfights since 1960 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act because of the discomfort and unnecessary pain and suffering that bull owners mete out to these gentle creatures. However, several politicians and governments have been trying to circumvent the constitution by legalising bullfights. The latest is the Government of Goa, which has formed a house committee to explore the possibility of reversing the ban on bullfights, locally known as "dhirio".
What do Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Ellen DeGeneres and Carl Lewis have in common? All of them eschew meat, eggs, dairy and other animal-derived foods. But plant-based meals aren't just for the famous. Everyone can choose more plant-based options, and in so doing make a conscious choice to take a stand for animals, the environment and their own health. Moreover, plant-based meals can be a treat to your taste buds as well (just try some of the recipes we've collated).
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Photo Credit: HSI/India Those who speak for the welfare of animals are often faced with the question, "Why do you speak of animals? What about the welfare of humans?" Having faced this question one to...
Obsolete animal tests like the Draize are still a legal requirement in some product sectors in India, such as pesticides. From weed killers and rat poison to insect repellant and cleansers that claim to "kill germs", pesticides are among the most heavily animal-tested products in existence. Indian regulations sometimes require dozens of different animal-poisoning tests to assess the safety of a single new pesticide to market.
Noted animal shelter NGO Friendicoes may have staved off a financial crisis for now but its management says that they still don't have enough for salaries, running the ambulance service for injured an...
When reports of the imminent closure of NGO Friendicoes, an animal shelter located under the Defence Colony flyover in Delhi, first made news this morning, animal lovers were dismayed. The outrage qui...
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ABC-AR has emerged as the most logical mean of managing street dog populations and curbing the spread of rabies. Despite its success, few municipalities in India are aware of the potential to manage street dog populations more humanely and effectively. A successful ABC-AR program requires adequate funding and investment in the training of veterinary personnel.
Human-elephant conflict may only be mitigated through population management. In India, elephant populations are managed through translocation and capture of wild elephants for captivity. While some translocated elephants return to the site of conflict, others may cause trouble in their new locations. Capturing elephants for captivity is a contentious issue as it may involve cruel methods like confinement, starvation and the use of brutal force. In South Africa, a novel approach called immunocontraception has been successfully used to manage populations of wild elephants.