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.
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.
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.
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.
Maggot infestations are common in animals, especially dogs. Here is how you can help your pet and what precautions you can take.
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
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.
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.
Tigers have vanished from nearly 90 percent of its original range which extended from parts of Central Asia and Siberia to Indonesia.
The elephant crossed the border from Assam due to the strong currents of the Brahmaputra river.
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.
Bangladesh officials have informed the Assam government that the cow elephant was in good health now.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australia has one of the world's largest greyhound racing industries and live baiting has been banned for decades.
Wildlife activists in Goa claim that frog meat continues to be the main reason why thousands of frogs are slaughtered illegally every year.