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 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
“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 Noida Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) (now called the Noida Authority Animal Shelter) has been a safe space for the care and rehabilitation of over 1200 abandoned, diseased or abused animals. But after a dispute between the local authority and the shelter staff over
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
Much to the joy of the animal rights community of India, the MoEFCC’s recent release of 4 new rules under The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 to regulate dog breeders, animal markets, case property animals and aquariums & pet shops that sell fish has caused an upheaval. The
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
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
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
‘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,