As for the laws that protect the rights of animals in India at present, they are defined as ‘property’ (with limited instances of some rights being granted).
Over millions of years, humans have evolved from beings of rudimentary intelligence to ones who can function in a complex societal structure and
In India, while both laws and judicial pronouncements recognise that animals possess certain privileges, they lack the status of fundamental rights as provided to humans by the Constitution. Animals need recognition
Steven M Wise, founder and president of the United States-based Nonhuman Rights Project, is one of the world’s foremost scholar
Meeting of rights organisations indicates move towards higher legal status for animals
New Delhi, 16th May 2018: Understanding animal rights to be an issue of both human and animal connections and interest, the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) recently organised their first “National Consultation on Rights and Personhood
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation.
India’s rich and varied heritage has allowed for compassion, tolerance and sometimes even reverence for animals in India. However, just like the rest of
Thursday was International Women’s Day, with communications abuzz recognising equality of women, and noting contributions of women leaders in many fields. In the animal protection movement, women are certainly more visible – roughly 7 out of 10 people reading this editorial will be women. The full impact and the gender
Animals are the largest community of sentient beings exploited for the sole purpose of human consumption. Be it for fashion or food, medicine or sport – the one thread that ties all cruelty towards animals is the long-standing belief that animals are here for us, not with us.Even our laws state animals as ‘property’-