Inhumane, unregulated animal agriculture practices in India extract a heavy toll on us, and the environment
The poultry industry has grown unregulated such that it impacts the weakest sections of society: residents near these farms, the environment and the birds themselves.
SC issues notices to Uttar Pradesh govt, Animal Welfare Board over plea alleging culling of stray dogs
Supreme Court has sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government and Animal Welfare Board of India regarding a plea about culling stray dogs.
With Union budget just days away, an animal rights body has asked govt to allocate funds for host of animal issues including for maintenance of gaushalas
Tamil Nadu: 11 injured in jallikattu celebrations in Palamedu as hundreds participate in bull taming sport
Gaiety and valour marked the conduct of jallikattu on Monday at nearby Palamedu, famous for the bull taming sport, which left 11 competitors injured
The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Tamil Nadu government on a plea of animal rights body PETA opposing Jallikattu.
In wake of the outcry over amended rules on cattle sale, the government on Saturday clarified that the modifications were done to prevent cruelty to animals in cattle markets and not to regulate cattle traded for slaughterhouses.
Madurai's famous jallikattu arena Palamedu hosted the bull taming sport on Thursday, reports said. The event, which is taking place after two years after a ban on the sport was lifted in January, started at 8 am and will go on till 4 pm on Thursday.
The Animal Welfare Board of India and other animal welfare bodies have moved the Supreme Court challenging the new act allowing jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, according to a report in NDTV.
Jallikattu: Centre to withdraw January 2016 notification, clear legal hurdles to conduct sport in Tamil Nadu
Earlier, the central government had requested the Supreme Court to defer the delivery of its judgment on the validity of the government's 7 January 2016 notification allowing jallikattu with restrictions in Tamil Nadu
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that just because the bull-taming sport of Jallikattu is a centuries-old tradition, it can't be justified.
Animal rights bodies expressed "shock" over the environment ministry's stand saying such killings will not help mitigate human-animal conflict.
Animal welfare board VC Chinny Krishna is 'delighted' SC stayed ban on Jallikattu, refuses to resign from office
In May 2014, the Supreme Court had passed final orders on the issue of Jallikattu banning the sport. In its order, the court had meticulously gone into the issue of culture and tradition, ruling that the sport was inherently cruel in nature and that culture or tradition could not be a reason to allow practices which unnecessarily inflict cruelty on animals for human pleasure.
Activists welcomed the Supreme Court's order staying the central government's notification on Jallikattu but politicians expressed disappointment.
RTI inquiries have revealed that the Maharashtra State Animal Welfare Board has not had a meeting since 2002
While there is much jubilation among animal activists about India's recent policy decisions in animal welfare, there is also a sense of caution about its implementation.