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Animal campaigner seeks PM intervention against chariot fest

A Kerala-based animal rights group has sought the immediate intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in stopping the alleged abuse of elephants during the ongoing centuries-old ‘Kalpathi Chariot festival’ in Palakkad district of the state.
In a recent letter to Modi, the outfit, Heritage Animal Task Force, alleged that the

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Bollywood stars wish safe, animal-friendly Diwali

Mumbai: From megastar Amitabh Bachchan to melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, tinsel town celebrities took to micro blogging website Twitter to wish their fans, well-wishers and loved ones a happy and safe Diwali.
Diwali falls on Wednesday.
Here’s what the celebrities had to say:
Amitabh Bachchan: Diwali greetings in as many languages

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Meat consumption in Kerala reaches 10,000 crores

Kerala is the leading meat consuming State in India. The consumption of chicken, mutton and pork in Kerala comes to 4.5 tonnes per year which is approximately Rs10,000 crores as per the prevailing rates.
The 14.5 per cent VAT on chicken and the paucity of animals for slaughter and local

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Now, elephants get ambulance service in Keral

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Elephants in Kerala will soon have the luxury of ‘ambulance’ service to transport sick and injured jumbos.
For the first time, the state Forest Department has launched an animal ambulance, a specially designed vehicle for elephants at the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS), a paradise of wild jumbos in north

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NDMC forced to end ‘illegal’ survey on relocating dogs

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has been forced to withdraw a survey it was conducting to ask people whether they wanted stray dogs rounded up and sent to pounds, after coming under severe criticism for suggesting something which is illegal.
Late last week, the NDMC began sending an SMS

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NGO drive to collect clothes for strays

NOIDA: An animal rights’ NGO has launched a drive to collect old clothes that can be used to make sweaters and jackets for stray dogs during the winter.
Dog lovers and volunteers of an NGO, House of Stray Animals (HSA), which has its shelter in Sector 134, has set up

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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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