Artificial insemination likely to boost piggeries

Panaji: The piggery sector in parts of peninsular India is likely to receive a much needed boost. A two-day national level workshop was held recently at the ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-CCARI), Old Goa campus to train veterinary professionals in artificial insemination (AI) of pigs. 12 professionals from eight states

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MC teams pitch in to fight monkey menace

CHANDIGARH: Now, a team of municipal corporation (MC) and animal husbandry will help and assist the department of forest and wildlife to deal with monkey menace. The decision was taken following a meeting held under the chairmanship of animal husbandry director Capt Karnail Singh.
“As we had been getting numerous

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Another Dead Dolphin Washes Ashore in Mumbai

Mumbai:  Concern over rising levels of water pollution has once again gripped Mumbai after a dead dolphin washed ashore Manori beach on Monday. While a toxicology report stating the cause of death is yet to be released, experts are concerned over the increasing number of such incidents in India’s maximum city.

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KOCHI: Observing that there has to be more concern for protecting the lives of human beings than stray dogs, Kerala high court on Thursday said local bodies can exercise their power to capture, sterilise or destroy the strays, provided it is done in accordance with legal provisions. The division bench comprising chief justice Ashok Bhushan and A M Shaffique insisted authorities should ensure strict compliance of Rules 7, 9 and 10 of Animal Birth Control Rules (Dogs) 2001. “There cannot be any dispute with the proposition that there has to be more concern with the life of human beings than that of stray dogs and there cannot be any quarrel to the proposition that local authorities can exercise the power to capture and destroy the stray dogs and this exercise has to be carried out in accordance with provisions of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and Animal Birth Control Rules (Dogs) 2001,” the High Court said in its judgement. The court also criticised the local bodies’ inaction in implementing the provisions of Act and Rules in the state. The high court, which pronounced the 86-page judgement while disposing of 12 writ petitions related to stray dogs, ruled that vaccination and sterilisation of stray dogs be made compulsory and veterinary hospitals and polyclinics should be set up in district and taluk level. The Animal Welfare Board of India was also directed to take steps to provide financial help for building infrastructure to deal with the dog menace. Rule 7 stipulates that capturing of dogs shall be based on specific complaints (for which the local authority in consultation with the Monitoring Committee shall set up a dog control cell to receive complaints about dog nuisance, dog bites and information about rabid dogs). “On receipt of specific complaint about nuisance or dog bite the same shall be attended on priority basis,irrespective of the area from which the complaint comes. On receipt of such complaint,details such as name of the complainant,his complete address, date and time of complaint, nature of complaint etc shall be recorded in a register to be maintained for permanent record,” it says. Rule 9 deals with euthanasia of street dogs. “Incurably ill and mortally wounded dogs as diagnosed by a qualified veterinarian appointed by the committee shall be euthanised during specified hours in a humane manner by administering sodium pentathol for adult dogs and Thiopental Introperitoneal for puppies by a qualified veterinarian or euthanised in any other humane manner approved by Animal Welfare Board of India,” it says. The Rule says that no dog shall be euthanised in the presence of another dog. Date: 6/11/2015 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Kerala-HC-says-local-bodies-to-act-against-stray-dogs-in-line-with-legal-provisions/articleshow/49660395.cms

KOCHI: Observing that there has to be more concern for protecting the lives of human beings than stray dogs, Kerala high court on Thursday said local bodies can exercise their power to capture, sterilise or destroy the strays, provided it is done in accordance with legal provisions.
The division bench

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Benefits of a vegan diet

With veganism catching up fast and many people following the trend let’s get to know more about it. Going vegan means having a completely vegetarian diet while also eliminating milk and dairy products too. It is basically to do with people who don’t want to harm animals in any possible

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Pooch perk: Pets at work to bust stress, build bonds

CHENNAI: Companies are doing everything they can to keep their employees happy, including allowing them to bring their pets to the workplace. People like Smita Rajagopal, who runs a communication and design firm in Nungambakkam, feel it boosts creativity. “When you get away from the computer screen, you also tend

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No Case for Killing Rabid Dogs: Karnataka Home Minister

KOCHI: A month after the state Director General of Police issued a directive to take action against those engaged in killing stray dogs, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said  that no cases will be filed against those who kill rabid dogs.
The minister, who is also an animal lover, in a

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