I live with a nevla
. Well, he’s not FULL nevla
—he’s an orange neutered tom cat who hates Mongey, our sweet little old seizure-addled rescue pom-Indi dog who is so deeply gentle-spirited that she doesn’t know how to tell Charlie to go take a hike. We watch our nevla
-like Charlie ruminate, stalk and decide to attack. He waits for his little old prey to round a corner of the porch, and then, ears back, gives her a few determined bats, his claws sometimes out, sometimes in, until Mongey cries and scurries toward the kitchen. It is ill will, plain and simple. Charlie does not want Mongey to be happy. He wants her to feel anxiety and fear. Cats are wonderful for showing us the shadow of gratuitous, recreational cruelty in the animal kingdom and, if we’re honest, probably in ourselves too. All the more reason why we need social customs to civilize ourselves to keep you, for instance, from whirling around and thwacking me with your purse. FIAPO’s local federations, conferences, workshops and mentoring programs help us find each other and tame our inner nevlas
, unleashing the puppy-dogs within.
Despite the latest reports highlighting the increased consumption of antibiotics in animal produced food, consumption trends only seem to be pointing in the upward direction. Kwality Dairy recently released their first quarter figures which reported a 27% increase in net sales at $ 216.70 million. During the same period last year, the company recorded net sales of $170.77 million. Apart from old chains such as Kwality, new brands and players are also coming to capture the market by storm. The progressive dairy farmers association (PDFA) joined hands with US based Progressive Dairy solutions to launch La Pure in Punjab.
Considering these developments, FIAPO’s sustained efforts to regulate the dairy industry seem well timed in trying to nip the issue in the bud.
Fruits of collaboration
Jaipur seems to be the city most in the news these days with the camel protection campaign and supporting all the IFA activity. The federation has a host of actions lined up this week, including camel poster signature by the Hon’ble Chief Minister; citywide postering event; a signature campaign; and a radio campaign to raise awareness on camel protection.
In the other part of the country, Kerala federation approached Drools, a pet-food company and convinced them to sponsor adoption programmes in the state. Specific partnerships with member organisations were worked out. KARMMA, a member from Kochi came up with an ABC proposal for the city. Drools was approached by K-FAPO to fund the programme, to which they have agreed by giving fity thousand ruppees for the first phase.