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The Intersectionality of Women and Animal Rights!

The Intersectionality of Women and Animal Rights!

Thursday was International Women’s Day, with communications abuzz recognising equality of women, and noting contributions of women leaders in many fields. In the animal protection movement, women are certainly more visible – roughly 7 out of 10 people reading this editorial will be women. The full impact and the gender […]

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The End Of Animals Used for Entertainment

The End Of Animals Used for Entertainment

The Madurai District administration’s most recent move to make Aadhaar mandatory for all bull tamers participating in Jallikattu could not have come at a better time.With annual Jallikattu ‘celebrations’ starting from the 14th of January, this interim decision would go a long way in limiting the participation, and in some cases, […]

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Personhood for Animals

Personhood for Animals

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation.  India’s rich and varied heritage has allowed for compassion, tolerance and sometimes even reverence for animals in India- however, just like across the rest […]

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5 Tips to Improve First Aid for Street Animals!

5 Tips to Improve First Aid for Street Animals!

Here’s a story to lead by example from the streets of Varanasi, on how the best practices of First-Aid can go a long way, to help animals on the streets effectively and smartly, with minimum resources and maximum outcome!
Less than 2 weeks ago, Matru was bitten by two other

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The Difference between Vigilantes and Animal Rights Activists

The Difference between Vigilantes and Animal Rights Activists

Stories of acts of violence by Gau Rakshaks– in the name of non-violence towards animals (specifically cows) – have gripped the country. In the midst of the tragic death of a Muslim man by cow protection vigilantes and knee-jerk and poorly-planned schemes and laws to punish ill-treatment of cows, news

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Situating Animal Rights in the UP Conundrum

Years and years of plight for the innumerable cows, buffaloes and other animals in the ILLEGAL slaughter houses panned across the country seems to have taken a centre stage with sudden crackdowns, with Uttar Pradesh electing Adityanath Yogi as the CM. Within hours of his appointment, illegal abattoirs were being

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The Directory of Over 280 Animal Rights Organisations in India

If you are reading this, chances are, that you are already associated with the Indian Animal Rights Community and hence would understand the importance of connecting within the community one another at good times and bad. Some of the most successful people in world history have passed on their wisdom

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The Beef Ban : A Reality check

The Beef Ban : A Reality check

‘Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul’, said Pythagoras, an avid vegetarian; and while not much is known about Leonardo Da Vinci, his love for animals is well documented. Right from the epochs of Voltaire, Gautam Buddha and Plato to the more recent times of Leo Tolstoy,

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