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KCI Article on Rakesh Shukla and VOSD

Posted On August 19, 2017By straysadminIn Media

Indian Kennel Gazette features Rakesh Shukla, VOSD Founder

Rakesh Shukla and VOSD in the Indian Kennel Gazette Indian Kennel Gazette of the Kennel Club of India (KCI) featured Rakesh Shukla , Founder , The Voice of Stray Dogs (VOSD) in its August 2017 issue. Article by T. Preetham. Check out this article to know more about Rakesh Shukla and VOSD. Our sincere thanks to T. Preetham and Indian Kennel Gazette.  1 2 3Read More
Live cattle standing on top of slaughtered ones
Meat is ethics, culture, religion and economics rolled into one, and strangely, morals and politics, too. This article can be downloaded in PDF here The ‘Beef Ban’ of the ‘non-liberal’ ‘fascist’ ‘BJP’ government set the beef hot pot boiling on what is claimed to have been an Indian ‘agenda’ for years – Make India ‘beef’ free. On the other hand, Indians are eating more meat AND beef that includes both cow and buffalo meat. Consumption is up 14% in large cities, and 35% in villages, according to government data. ButRead More
Check-list before banning cow slaughter: Improve milk revenues, provide sufficient grazing lands and fodder, structure the dairy industry horizontally, ensure healthy upkeep at cows end of life.  The return of the cow slaughter debate has so many unanswered questions, that as an amateur recent farmer (comparatively affluent) am not sure if the pros outweigh the cons or are we (speaking on behalf of a regular livestock farmer) being dragged into a political battle again. Let me elucidate, with rains getting more and more erratic, chemical contaminated lands demanding more andRead More
The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on 25 May 2017 issued a series of notifications under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. It is now mandatory for all dog breeders and their kennels/ establishments to register themselves with the Animal Welfare Board of the respective state. For Dogs: The Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules define the requirements to be met by the breeders and the establishments used for breeding, such as those related to health, housing facilities and conditions for sale. Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules 2017Read More

Posted On April 17, 2017By straysadminIn Media

Fighting like a dog: The TEDx talk of Rakesh Shukla

(Edit note: 17 April ’17. This is the unaltered text of the TEDx talk of Rakesh Shukla at TEDx ICT Mumbai 2017. This accompanying video is illustrative. The official TEDx video will be available here when released. There was no teleprompter so the actual spoken word will vary.)   Living with 750, I learnt to fight like a dog to survive A few days ago, I received an invitation to speak at ICT Mumbau. After all, I am the dog-man (I like it much better than the unoriginal and punnyRead More

Posted On April 6, 2017By straysadminIn Campaigns

Virat Kohli bats for the VOSD #patriotdogs folks!

Virat Kohli, Indian cricket captain, said, “Help VOSD bring home 100 #PatriotDogs! They spend their lives serving us, it’s time to do something for them.” #PatriotDogs are the thousands of dogs that serve our country in Indian military, paramilitary, police and special forces. More than 100 of these dogs will join the other #PatriotDogs from Kerala, Karnataka, Railway Police and military dogs already in VOSD’s care at the VOSD Dog Sanctuary in Bangalore. The VOSD Dog Sanctuary is unique because it has more than 750 rescued dogs from all overRead More
The #PatriotDogs campaign enters a new phase as top cricketers, leading stars from Hindi and Kannada cinema and TV, and other well-known celebrities come forward in its support. Through social media, dog-loving stars such as Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Rahul Dravid, Venkatesh Prasad, Nana Patekar, Boman Irani, Soha Ali Khan, Ashwini Ponnappa, Prasad Bidapa, Sanjjanaa Galrani, Kitu Gidwani, Divya Seth Shah, and Nitin Sahrawat have asked their fans and followers to contribute to the ongoing #PatriotDogs campaign by The Voice of Stray Dogs (VOSD), the Bangalore-based rescue and rehab serviceRead More

Posted On March 14, 2017By straysadminIn Campaigns

Help VOSD bring home 100 #PatriotDogs!

VOSD wants to help 100 #PatriotDogs live a happy retired life in a purpose-built facility at the VOSD Sanctuary. Support us at ket.to/patriotdogs Thousands of dogs serve our country as part of the Indian Army, the Police, the Railway Police Force, CISF, etc. About 1200 serve in just the Army. At VOSD, we call them #PatriotDogs. With VOSD’s deep experience of over 200,000+ treatments, 7,000+ rescues, and 750+ permanent dogs, and world-class medical and technological support, we have been keeping #PatriotDogs discharged by the Karnataka, Kerala, and Railway Police ForcesRead More

Posted On March 9, 2017By straysadminIn Campaigns

VOSD #PatriotDogs Campaign

VOSD #Patriotdogs Campaign Thousands of dogs serve our country as part of the Indian Army, the Police, the Railway Police Force, CISF, etc. Many retire to VOSD. When VOSD launched the #patriotdogs campaign cricketers, leading stars from Hindi and Kannada cinema and TV, and other well-known celebrities came forward in its support. Through social media, dog-loving stars such as Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Rahul Dravid, Venkatesh Prasad, Nana Patekar, Boman Irani, Soha Ali Khan, Ashwini Ponnappa, Prasad Bidapa, Sanjjanaa Galrani, Kitu Gidwani, Divya Seth Shah, and Nitin Sahrawat have askedRead More
VoSD writing on this publication is seldom about personal statements made for us, except in exceptional cases where the falsity is hugely absurd and action reeks of outright vendetta – and with one purpose only ‘close VoSD’. This was the demand laid out by Sneha Maiyya in police station in front of several of my colleagues and police officers – complaint will be withdrawn if VoSD is closed down immediately! The irony is that none of the people and parties that wish that for VoSD provide any credible rescue serviceRead More