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Vellore medical students brutally kill monkey: Maneka Gandhi backs fight for justice
India

Vellore medical students brutally kill monkey: Maneka Gandhi backs fight for justice

Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, a fervent campaigner for animal rights has added heft to the demand of animal rights activists in Tamil Nadu for justice for Lakshmi – a year-old female monkey who was found partially burnt and buried in the campus of the Christian Medical College in Vellore, near Chennai on 21 November.

Curbing stray dog menace: Animal welfare board's approach deeply flawed, unscientific and unsavoury
Life

Curbing stray dog menace: Animal welfare board's approach deeply flawed, unscientific and unsavoury

India reports the highest number of the world’s human rabies deaths according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is both shocking and shameful that this figure that has changed little in the last couple of decades. As in other rabies endemic countries, the WHO identifies the largest reservoir of rabies in India as the dog population.

Jia Jia, world's oldest giant panda, dies at 38; age equivalent to 114 human years
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Jia Jia, world's oldest giant panda, dies at 38; age equivalent to 114 human years

The world's oldest giant panda in captivity, Jia Jia, has died at a Hong Kong theme park at the age of 38, the equivalent of 114 human years.

Attention fish eaters! You may be consuming toxic chemicals
Life

Attention fish eaters! You may be consuming toxic chemicals

Bengal is home to that familiar declaration: "Of course, I am a vegetarian, I only eat fish." I don't know if fish eaters are fully aware of the facts, so this piece will endeavour to enlighten them.

Dogs with maggot infestations: How can you help your pet and what precautions to take
Life

Dogs with maggot infestations: How can you help your pet and what precautions to take

Maggot infestations are common in animals, especially dogs. Here is how you can help your pet and what precautions you can take.

Aquatic life or glass prison? Aquariums are healthy, that's a myth
Life

Aquatic life or glass prison? Aquariums are healthy, that's a myth

Aquariums successfully imitate the fish's natural surroundings. That's a myth. Here are few things you should know before you buy that goldfish as your pet

Here’s why beak trimming of chicks in poultry farms is a senseless act of cruelty
Life

Here’s why beak trimming of chicks in poultry farms is a senseless act of cruelty

Do you know what chicks in poultry farm go through? The upper part of their beaks get cut off so they don’t harm other chicks. Although it’s a routine business, it's not as trivial as clipping your nails.

Before you eat veal, think about the tortured, beaten, blinded and bound calf it's come from
Life

Before you eat veal, think about the tortured, beaten, blinded and bound calf it's come from

People who eat veal basically are eating the pale and tender meat of a very sick baby cow who was tortured to death. They are also eating all the antibiotics and hormones that kept the baby alive long after its body had given up.

Not burning bright: Why tigers are in danger in India, despite rising numbers
Life

Not burning bright: Why tigers are in danger in India, despite rising numbers

Tigers have vanished from nearly 90 percent of its original range which extended from parts of Central Asia and Siberia to Indonesia.

Assam elephant stranded in Bangladesh to be tranquilised, brought back
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Assam elephant stranded in Bangladesh to be tranquilised, brought back

The elephant crossed the border from Assam due to the strong currents of the Brahmaputra river.

Kaziranga loses 17 adult rhinos to floods, asks public to help care for orphaned baby rhinos
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Kaziranga loses 17 adult rhinos to floods, asks public to help care for orphaned baby rhinos

Seventeen adult rhinos along with deer and other animals have been found drowned in Kaziranga, a 430-square-kilometre protected area of forest in Assam.

Assam's weighty problem: How to bring Kaziranga elephant back from Bangladesh
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Assam's weighty problem: How to bring Kaziranga elephant back from Bangladesh

Bangladesh officials have informed the Assam government that the cow elephant was in good health now.

Caesar, the police dog on duty during 26/11, slides into depression after furry friend's demise
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Caesar, the police dog on duty during 26/11, slides into depression after furry friend's demise

Caesar, the police dog on duty during the Taj Hotel Colaba seige during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks has been admitted to the hospital.

Veterinary education and practices in India are in dire need of change
India

Veterinary education and practices in India are in dire need of change

Veterinary education and practices in India have undergone sweeping changes. There are hundreds of pending issues, including amending the sizes of battery cages for chickens to making minimum standards for all the hideous rotting government veterinary hospitals in the country.

Indonesia: Snakes on a plane? Man caught trying to board plane with reptiles in socks
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Indonesia: Snakes on a plane? Man caught trying to board plane with reptiles in socks

A man has been arrested for trying to board a Garuda Indonesia plane bound for Saudi Arabia with 10 pythons in his socks, an airline official said Monday.

Watch: Navi Mumbai observes Poison Biscuit Day in memory of murdered stray dogs
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Watch: Navi Mumbai observes Poison Biscuit Day in memory of murdered stray dogs

Animal rights activists observed 9 July as Poison Biscuit Day to mark the anniversary of the mass poisoning of stray dogs in Navi Mumbai eight years ago.

Oh fish! What's wrong in aquaculture and why one needs to educate govt on new fish farm policy
Life

Oh fish! What's wrong in aquaculture and why one needs to educate govt on new fish farm policy

Here is why you should check before buying the fish. However, the fish farming industry is plagued with the problems of pollution, disease and inferior nutritional quality.

Are animals people? Laws should be reformed to make people guardians, not owners
India

Are animals people? Laws should be reformed to make people guardians, not owners

Dogs and cats are no longer animals. We treat them like persons. Maybe it's time the law got in line with how pet lovers treat their pets.

New South Wales bans greyhound racing after abuse scandal
Life

New South Wales bans greyhound racing after abuse scandal

Australia has one of the world's largest greyhound racing industries and live baiting has been banned for decades.

Wildlife activists see red as poaching of frogs continues unabated in Goa
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Wildlife activists see red as poaching of frogs continues unabated in Goa

Wildlife activists in Goa claim that frog meat continues to be the main reason why thousands of frogs are slaughtered illegally every year.