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75k animals to be brought for Dashain slaughter

More than 75,000 he-goats, mountain goats and sheep will be brought to the Kathmandu Valley to be slaughtered during the Dashain festival.
Traders said goat prices may reach Rs570-580 per kg or more this Dashain, up from Rs535-540 last year, due to increased transportation costs and import duty. Indian goats

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‘Relocate elephants from Thadagam’

Coimbatore: Farmers from Thadagam on Tuesday requested the district administration and the forest department to relocate wild elephants roaming in the area, damaging houses and crops. Pointing out that wild elephants were straying into 10 villages in and around Thadagam every evening and causing damage to their residences, the farmers

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State seeks alternative to overcome Bandipur traffic ban

The State government is seeking ways and means to find an alternative for night traffic on the National Highway 766 passing through the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in the wake of a Supreme Court-appointed expert panel submitting its report before the apex court recently.
Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran told The Hindu on Tuesday

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Exotic birds, monkeys seized in raids

Chennai: In a coordinated swoop on syndicates smuggling wildlife, officers of DRI, Chennai, in tandem with officers in Aizawl,
Guwahati and Kolkata, carried out operations to seize several exotic species.
Based on specific intelligence, officers of DRI, Chennai, launched simultaneous raids at two locations – a house in the city

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Telangana: 100 dogs poisoned near Infosys

HYDERABAD: Animal activists alleged that about 100 stray dogs at Sanskruthi Township near Infosys campus in Anojjiguda have been allegedly poisoned by some unknown persons.
The incident came to light on Saturday after one of the activists of Compassionate Society for Animals was informed of the poisoning by a reporter.

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Delhi HC bans slaughtering of animals at Ghazipur Murga Mandi

The Delhi High Court on Monday banned the slaughtering of animals at Ghazipur Murga Mandi while only allowing the sale of live animals until Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) comes up with a slaughterhouse.
The court order came when it inspected the status report submitted by the Delhi Pollution Control Board (DPCB)

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Raveena Tandon’s special way to promote animal welfare

As brand ambassador of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), Raveena Tandon has come up with an innovative way to raise money for the animals that call the massive park their home. The actress is a devoted photographer and animal lover, and recently compiled a list of some of the

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Residents want special pet spots in parks

When Lalitha Akshay, a Mylapore resident, took her pooch out to park in Bishop Garden she was met with resistance that most pet owners in the city face while trying to access public spaces with pets. Greater Chennai Corporation does not have a policy that bars entry of pets, especially dogs,

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