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Vegan diet for Indians: A nutritionist explains benefits and side-effects of veganism, essential tips and more
Health

Vegan diet for Indians: A nutritionist explains benefits and side-effects of veganism, essential tips and more

While the Indian vegetarian diet is seasonal and not that taxing on the pocket, a vegan diet can be very expensive.

PETA India urges states to stop illegal transport, slaughter of animals before Eid al-Adha 2020
India

PETA India urges states to stop illegal transport, slaughter of animals before Eid al-Adha 2020

PETA has sent out letters to DGPs of all states and UTs, urging them to take precautionary measures to stop illegal transport and killing of animals ahead of Eid.

Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner wins Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on second attempt
Sports

Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner wins Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on second attempt

46-year-old musher Thomas Waerner won the Iditarod in only his second attempt. He finished 17th in 2015, when he was named Rookie of the Year.

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.

Gene-edited hornless cattle meat does not get FDA approval for human consumption
science

Gene-edited hornless cattle meat does not get FDA approval for human consumption

The researchers want to make male-only beef herds for the meat and female-only herds as dairy cows.

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

Upto 76 injured while participating in Jallikattu within first three days of festival in Tamil Nadu
India

Upto 76 injured while participating in Jallikattu within first three days of festival in Tamil Nadu

Celebrations of the bull-taming festival, Jallikattu, have taken off in Tamil Nadu which in 2017 bypassed the Supreme Court's ban order on it.

PETA India backs Centre's proposal to ban animals in circuses, submits petition signed by over 8,000 people
India

PETA India backs Centre's proposal to ban animals in circuses, submits petition signed by over 8,000 people

The central government recently proposed prohibition on the use of animals for performances, exhibition at any circus or mobile entertainment facilities

Sonam K Ahuja named PETA India's 2018 Person of the Year after actress' brand Rheson bans animal-skin handbags
Entertainment

Sonam K Ahuja named PETA India's 2018 Person of the Year after actress' brand Rheson bans animal-skin handbags

Sonam K Ahuja has been feted as she sings in praise of vegan eating and because she keeps animal skins out of her handbag line for her fashion brand Rheson, apart from taking other action for the welfare of animals

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas accused of animal cruelty by PETA for using elephant, horses at wedding
Entertainment

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas accused of animal cruelty by PETA for using elephant, horses at wedding

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were called out for using horses and elephants for their wedding celebrations by PETA.

Centre proposes ban on animals in circuses; animal rights activists call move 'progressive and laudable'
India

Centre proposes ban on animals in circuses; animal rights activists call move 'progressive and laudable'

The Environment Ministry has invited comments from various stakeholders on the issue of use of animals for performances, exhibitions at any circus or mobile entertainment facilities, within 30 days.

Alia Bhatt, Narendra Modi, & Aamir Khan have one thing in common, can you guess?
science

Alia Bhatt, Narendra Modi, & Aamir Khan have one thing in common, can you guess?

Here are ten Indian influencers that are vocal about living Meatless & their reasons for it.

Devendra Fadnavis says Avni's killing will be probed; Rahul invokes Mahatma Gandhi, says 'can judge nation by how it treats animals'
India

Devendra Fadnavis says Avni's killing will be probed; Rahul invokes Mahatma Gandhi, says 'can judge nation by how it treats animals'

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday expressed his sadness over the decision to kill tigress Avni, stating that they will probe to see if there were any lapses in the procedure followed. His comments come after Union minister Maneka Gandhi attacked the BJP-led Maharashtra government for the “ghastly murder” of Avni, saying a shooter who was sent behind bars for illegally supplying arms to terrorists was sent to kill the animal.

'Man-eater' tigress Avni shot dead to save lives of officials who tried to tranquilise her, says Maharashtra forest minister
India

'Man-eater' tigress Avni shot dead to save lives of officials who tried to tranquilise her, says Maharashtra forest minister

When queried about the two cubs of the deceased tigress Avni, Mungantiwar said that the two were now nearly 11 months old and capable of survival in the wild.

Shafat Ali Khan, private hunter tasked with 'taking down' tigress Avni, has history of run-ins with animal conservationists
India

Shafat Ali Khan, private hunter tasked with 'taking down' tigress Avni, has history of run-ins with animal conservationists

The decision to seek Khan's services to shoot Avni dead had angered animal rights activists before the death of the tigress and led to an even stronger condemnation after she was killed.

Avni's murder a straight case of crime, says Maneka Gandhi; minister to take up tigress' killing with Devendra Fadnavis
India

Avni's murder a straight case of crime, says Maneka Gandhi; minister to take up tigress' killing with Devendra Fadnavis

Avni, the tigress, was killed in an operation on Friday night in the forests of Maharashtra's Yavatmal district . Shooter Asgar Ali pulled the trigger.

Avni's death result of primitive approach to man-animal conflict, failure to address issue with laws
India

Avni's death result of primitive approach to man-animal conflict, failure to address issue with laws

With Avni's killing, the preservation of endangered species, the impact of their killing on the ecology, the loss of these beautiful creatures and even human encroachment on their territory are all major front-burner issues.

Tigress Avni killed illegally, incident should be treated as wildlife crime, says PETA; seeks investigation
India

Tigress Avni killed illegally, incident should be treated as wildlife crime, says PETA; seeks investigation

Animal rights body PETA India said the killing of tigress Avni as part of an operation in Maharashtra should be investigated and treated as a wildlife crime and termed it a "dark day" for the nation.

Security guard rapes stray dog in Mumbai's Kandivali: India must strengthen PCA Act to deter sexual crimes against animals
India

Security guard rapes stray dog in Mumbai's Kandivali: India must strengthen PCA Act to deter sexual crimes against animals

A security guard was recently arrested for raping a stray dog in a manner similar to the 2012 Delhi gangrape. His release on a bail of Rs 3,000, has highlighted the need for stricter laws to deter sexual crimes against animals