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Case against man for killing stray dog

Kottayam: The body of a stray dog was exhumed for autopsy two months after its death and a case filed against a resident at Ettumanoor near here, based on a complaint that the pregnant dog was shot dead.
The autopsy was conducted by a team of three veterinary surgeons, led

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Case of burning pigeons at standstill despite AWBI intervention

KOZHIKODE: Miscreants involved in the burning of pigeons at Vellayil are roaming free despite a special direction by the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) to speed up investigation and to arrest the accused. A shed where sporting pigeons were reared was torched by unidentified anti- socials in the night

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Animal Welfare Board wants government to stop Kambala

MANGALURU: Acting on a complaint from PETA India, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has sent a letter to the state’s chief secretary, the deputy commissioners of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts and officials in the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services asking that immediate steps be taken

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NMC takes govt vet college help for ABC

Nagpur: After almost a year of conducting animal birth control (ABC) operations with the help of Kolhapur based NGO Society For Protection of Animals (SPA), the Nagpur Municipal Corporation are now planning to tie up with Government Veterinary College (GVC) for the same.
Confirming this, NMC’s veterinary officer Dr Gajendra

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Despite ban, jallikattu preparations on

Trichy/Madurai: Despite a Supreme Court ban on the sport, preparations for jallikattu are on in many places in Tamil Nadu. A youth brigade member was injured by a bull near Iluppur in Trichy district on Sunday while the animal was being trained for jallikattu. Manikandan, 24, was taken to a

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State for tougher punishment to poachers

 Nagpur: Maharashtra government has proposed to the Centre to enhance punishment for poaching wild animals to 10 years jail sentence along with a fine of Rs5 lakh. Existing term under the Wildlife Protection (WP) Act, 1972, is seven years in jail along with Rs25,000 fine. This was informed by forest

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Speed-breakers to prevent dog-chase mishaps

LUCKNOW: It is a reflex action of two-wheeler drivers to speed up further when chased by stray dogs and this leads to accidents, though it is a known fact that slowing down can help cut the chase.
To prevent such road accidents, the Lucknow Municipal Corporation will soon conduct a

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Star tortoises face ordeal on Andhra coast

VISAKHAPATNAM: There’s no end to the ordeals faced by rare star tortoises (Geochelone elegans) in Andhra Pradesh. Despite the fact that there’s a temple in AP at Srikakulam (Sri Kurmam) dedicated to the Kurma (tortoise) avatar of Lord Vishnu, from time to time star tortoises face threats, torture, neglect and

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Starving puppies found dead

With protest against the death of 12 puppies in the Corporation-owned shelter home at Sakthan Nagar rising, the Chief Judicial Magistrate has directed the Town East police to conduct an investigation into the incident.
The post-mortem report has confirmed the cause of death of the puppies to be starvation and

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