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Hate animal cruelty? Then complain about 'natural sources' in your food and cosmetics, save thousands of lives
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Hate animal cruelty? Then complain about 'natural sources' in your food and cosmetics, save thousands of lives

“Natural sources” is a very deceptive word. If vegetarian, the food writes clearly that it is from vegetable sources. But, most often in the health and food industry, especially in the cosmetics area, it means animal sources such as organs, glands, fat, protein, and oil. There is a reason that companies write their products in such small type that it is almost impossible to read them, but do try. Your one complaint and insistence on a non-animal alternative could save thousands of lives.

Decoding animal myths vs reality: How language desensitises us to their suffering
India

Decoding animal myths vs reality: How language desensitises us to their suffering

Helping an animal is about attitude and a value system. We can examine our treatment of fellow creatures by our language.

Young people must learn to empathise with stray animals instead of buying pedigreed, exotic ones
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Young people must learn to empathise with stray animals instead of buying pedigreed, exotic ones

A lot of young people tell me how fond they are of animals and how much they would like to do something for them. So what's to stop you? There are hundreds of ways that children can help animals.

Animal abuse stems from eating meat: Non-vegetarians must understand what they are responsible for
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Animal abuse stems from eating meat: Non-vegetarians must understand what they are responsible for

All animal abuse stems from meat eating. Because if we can kill animals to eat, we can use them for experimentation, we can murder them for their skins and horns, we can overload and beat them, we can starve and ill-treat them.

Animal cruelty shouldn't be seen with 'us versus them' lens; all life has inherent, equal rights
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Animal cruelty shouldn't be seen with 'us versus them' lens; all life has inherent, equal rights

People who would limit moral standards only to humans are guilty of the same prejudice that make racism and sexism objectionable.

Disappearing koala population alarms Australian researchers
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Disappearing koala population alarms Australian researchers

A once-thriving koala population is fast disappearing, according to Australian researchers who on Thursday called for action to save the marsupials from extinction.

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

India should embrace dry dairy model to end illegal cow slaughter, benefit rural economies
India

India should embrace dry dairy model to end illegal cow slaughter, benefit rural economies

The dry dairy model has offered a solution with potential now and it remains to be seen whether states take this seriously and actually implement it to benefit village economies at scale.

Whenever you are tempted to buy wool, remember the cruelty that has gone into its production
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Whenever you are tempted to buy wool, remember the cruelty that has gone into its production

Wool users support butchery by subsidising the production cost of lamb and mutton joints — even though they may not consume them.

Indian zoos need to move beyond amusement, work towards saving endangered species
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Indian zoos need to move beyond amusement, work towards saving endangered species

Most zoos in the world — and certainly all zoos in India — are run without the knowledge that it even exists. No thought has been given to the question of what a zoo is, or what it should be. It is just a place where animals are imprisoned.

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

Delhi: Four monitor lizards die after being taken out of hibernation without permission by zoo ranger
India

Delhi: Four monitor lizards die after being taken out of hibernation without permission by zoo ranger

All four monitor lizards at the Delhi Zoo have died of "shock" after being taken out of their enclosures during hibernation by a staff member.

The butterfly effect: Extinction of fluttering moth puts your child's life in danger, affects balance of nature
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The butterfly effect: Extinction of fluttering moth puts your child's life in danger, affects balance of nature

It's important to bring an end to poaching of butterflies and their use in decorative items as the survival of butterflies is necessary not only to maintain balance in nature but also for the survival of life itself

Beauty and the beasts: The cosmetics industry is cruel to animals, but you can make a difference
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Beauty and the beasts: The cosmetics industry is cruel to animals, but you can make a difference

You are going to a party, so naturally you want to look and smell your best. You have a long, hot bath, shampoo your hair yourself and then sit down before the dressing table to make-up your face.

Jallikattu protests: If we can eat animals, why does it matter how we treat them?
India

Jallikattu protests: If we can eat animals, why does it matter how we treat them?

It is sad that in the name of culture practices like jallikattu continue to be defended.

Jallikattu protest: Courts must view public sentiment with more sympathy
India

Jallikattu protest: Courts must view public sentiment with more sympathy

Its approach to jallikattu has been different. It bans what locals say is a hugely popular sport in parts of Tamil Nadu, a 2000-year-old tradition. The reason is cruelty to bulls used in the taming game.

Poaching at all-time high, but tiger numbers still rose in 2016
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Poaching at all-time high, but tiger numbers still rose in 2016

Its not been a great year for wildlife. More tigers and leopards were poached in 2016 than in any year of the previous decade, pangolins were killed in the hundreds while thousands of marine animals perished — this, due to the debilitating effect of climate change. Yet, the good news is that the number of tigers still rose.

More than just meat: Pigs are filthy, insensitive creatures only a myth
India

More than just meat: Pigs are filthy, insensitive creatures only a myth

The belief that the filthier the pig, the better tasting its meat is, has led us to keep pigs in a fashion that is not only inhumane but also makes it impossible for them to stay clean

Nine lives out: World's oldest cat according to Guinness Records dies at 27
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Nine lives out: World's oldest cat according to Guinness Records dies at 27

Corduroy, who was declared as the world's oldest living cat by Guinness, is feared to have died after the 27-year-old feline went missing from his home in the US. The cat ran outside his home in Sisters, Oregon in early October and has not been seen since, his family says.

Recent leopard death in Gurugram shows we aren't ready to co-exist yet
Life

Recent leopard death in Gurugram shows we aren't ready to co-exist yet

As wildlife lovers in the national capital celebrate the presence of a leopard around Yamuna Biodiversity Park, the news of a mob killing a leopard in Gurugram on 25 November should worry us