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Coronavirus now an ally to Chinese activists in their fight to ban dog meat
World

Coronavirus now an ally to Chinese activists in their fight to ban dog meat

It wasn’t until the coronavirus, and a renewed scrutiny over wildlife trade in China, that some of the policies long under discussion gained traction.

In caring for stray animals during a pandemic, thoughts on the transformative relationships between humans and dogs
Lifestyle

In caring for stray animals during a pandemic, thoughts on the transformative relationships between humans and dogs

My growing concern about humans was also a result of my relationship with street dogs over the years. Since these are very social animals — who not only depend on people for food but also genuinely like being around us — I had access to this vantage point: how sad and empty a human-free world might look through the eyes of a creature that has evolved socially alongside us over tens of thousands of years, become one of our most steadfast companions, emotionally enriching many of us along the way. | Jai Arjun Singh writes

Amul pays 'tribute' to Joaquin Phoenix's Oscars win, gets criticised by PETA which says actor is against dairy cruelty
Entertainment

Amul pays 'tribute' to Joaquin Phoenix's Oscars win, gets criticised by PETA which says actor is against dairy cruelty

The Amul girl is seen feeding butter to Joaquin Phoenix, who is a vegan, on the Academy stage.

Oscars 2020: How Joaquin Phoenix, not Joker, became a voice for the voiceless this awards season
Entertainment

Oscars 2020: How Joaquin Phoenix, not Joker, became a voice for the voiceless this awards season

Joaquin Phoenix's acceptance speeches at awards like Oscars and the change they may drive could empower the voiceless in a way his film Joker never could.

High risk of contamination makes seafood dangerous; people should avoid it for own health if not animal welfare
India

High risk of contamination makes seafood dangerous; people should avoid it for own health if not animal welfare

Seafood has been implicated in so many outbreaks of illnesses that data is collected by official agencies in every country

61 of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple survive the change of location
science

61 of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple survive the change of location

The Department of Wildlife said that in-breeding lead to genetic problems which was a risk to the body and immune system.

Bonsai does't enhance interior design, aquariums aren't aesthetic, breads kill birds: Stop inflicting pain on animals and trees
India

Bonsai does't enhance interior design, aquariums aren't aesthetic, breads kill birds: Stop inflicting pain on animals and trees

Bonsai trees are actually huge ones that are weakened and stunted constantly by cutting their roots, and not allowing them to grow.

On Makar Sankranti, Independence Day, a sky full of kites becomes a death trap for birds
India

On Makar Sankranti, Independence Day, a sky full of kites becomes a death trap for birds

Every year around festivals like Makar Sankranti, when kites soar in the sky competing with each other, conservation organisations continue to rescue thousands of birds entangled or injured by these kite strings

What makes chickens happy? Running for food or Preening? No one is quite sure
science

What makes chickens happy? Running for food or Preening? No one is quite sure

Chickens can’t say how they feel, but playing with a fake worm may be a sign of happiness.

Three Indian organisations win grants from Disney's Wildlife Conservation Fund
science

Three Indian organisations win grants from Disney's Wildlife Conservation Fund

The grant is awarded to organisations that protect wildlife, habitats & inspire community action.

Sowing hope: How some women have given organic farming a fillip by collecting seeds of long-forgotten vegetable varieties
India

Sowing hope: How some women have given organic farming a fillip by collecting seeds of long-forgotten vegetable varieties

Organic farming for me is as important as animal welfare. Here are a few women who have changed thousands of lives by simply collecting old seeds of long-forgotten vegetable varieties.

India needs more companies that offer professionals dog walkers, emergency pet taxis and other flexible services
India

India needs more companies that offer professionals dog walkers, emergency pet taxis and other flexible services

India’s cities need more companies that offer flexible services like dog walking and emergency pet care to professionals.

Dog owners should thoroughly research boarding kennels to ensure safety of pets in their absence
India

Dog owners should thoroughly research boarding kennels to ensure safety of pets in their absence

Boarding kennel stress is real. Imagine taking a young child to a strange place and leaving it with people it doesn’t know. The child will more often than not, become distressed and upset. The same thing can happen to dogs.

Soap industries prefer animal tallow to vegetable fat torturing many creatures in the process
India

Soap industries prefer animal tallow to vegetable fat torturing many creatures in the process

You rub it on your face and all over your body every day. Millions of rupees are spent on advertising its scent and purity. Let us see how pure soap is.

From race tracks to death: Behind glitzy equestrian sports lie a gruesome chain of cruelty
Life

From race tracks to death: Behind glitzy equestrian sports lie a gruesome chain of cruelty

Equestrian sports are as sick as you can get them. Nothing can disguise the cruelty — both during and after — to the animals whether it's the huge prize money, the fashion show of the spectators, the glittering prizes or the media coverage.

Culling stray dogs: Civic bodies are inflicting needless suffering on man's best friend
Life

Culling stray dogs: Civic bodies are inflicting needless suffering on man's best friend

What is ownership? Do we own everything in the world? Is every plant, every creature a belonging of some human. Does it have no right to live?

Climate change impact on animals 'under-appreciated', says recent study
World

Climate change impact on animals 'under-appreciated', says recent study

Nearly half of endangered land mammals and a quarter of birds are already harmed by climate change — a much higher segment than previously thought, researchers have found.

Cow only animal that inhales and exhales oxygen, claims Rajasthan minister Vasudev Devnani
India

Cow only animal that inhales and exhales oxygen, claims Rajasthan minister Vasudev Devnani

In a bizzare statement, which tried to assert the scientific significance of the cow, Rajasthan's education minister Vasudev Devnani on Saturday said that it is the only animal which inhales as well as exhales oxygen, various media sources reported.

Now, gold coins for culling stray dogs in Kerala
India

Now, gold coins for culling stray dogs in Kerala

The alumni association of a prominent college in Kerala has announced gold coins to the civic authorities which would kill the maximum number of stray dogs till 10 December in the state where four persons have lost their lives and over 700 have been injured in canine attacks in the last four months.

Open letter to a stray dog: We have done more harm than good to your breed, and other animals
Life

Open letter to a stray dog: We have done more harm than good to your breed, and other animals

Writes equal rights activist Harish Iyer on the culling of stray dogs: "Killing is never the answer, and witnessing something as horrible as culling of a bleeding, screaming, crying sentient being leaves a horrible dent in the minds of people who perpetuate it and also those who witness it."