Kambala ordinance: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, Karnataka

PETA India Lead of Public Policy Nikunj Sharma stated in a release that the Supreme had banned jallikattu, bullock-cart races, and kambala events in its judgement on May 7, 2014. The judgement upheld the Constitution of India read with the central Parliament enacted legislation under the Prevention of Cruelty to

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Antivenom sans animal abuse on biotech task list

Mumbai: India’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), which was set up by the department of biotechnology, on Saturday said it has decided to start research into the development of animal-free antivenins for venomous snake bites, which are currently treated in India with drugs made from horse blood.
BIRAC’s announ-cement

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SC issues notice to Tamil Nadu on PETA’s plea on Jallikattu

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response from the Tamil Nadu government on a plea of animal rights body PETA, challenging a state law that allowed bull- taming sport Jallikattu there.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice

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Sonepur cattle fair, Asia’s largest, begins in Bihar

A host of animals like cows, horses, dogs, goats, birds, camels and other domestic cattle have been brought from across the country for display at the fair.
Sonepur: The month-long Sonepur cattle fair, one of Bihar’s most prominent events, was inaugurated on Thursday by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in the

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Earth heroes are greening India, protecting wildlife

With India having committed to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to three billion tonnes through increased forest cover by 2030, the involvement of every individual and institution in planting and protecting trees acquires new importance. Recognition also needs to be given to all those working in remote interiors

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