Investigation & Analysis Category

CNVR Procedure in Bangalore
Report by Rakesh Shukla for The Voice of Stray Dogs –  23 July 2011. Pictures on location at Sarvodaya Sevabhavi Sanstha Catch Neuter Vaccinate Release (CNVR) procedure can be a solution for reaching effective higher throughput of ABC surgery especially in a city such as Bangalore where there is a tremendous amount of pressure for stray dog population control from citizens, media, BBMP and the state government. CNVR procedure differs from conventional ABC procedure primarily since it is ‘field procedure’ and ensure the release of the dog the same day asRead More
The Voice of Stray Dogs
After addressing a press conference in Bangalore on 21 July Amala Akkineni was asked to approach 2 strays at the venue of the press conference, which neither she nor the press and photograpers had ever met before. She calmly sat down with an extended hand and talked to dogs in an even calm reassuring way. She let both the dogs approach her, and they  did and sat with her for more than 15 minutes – even as the press went wild taking pictures. Amala does not just advocate the cause of ABC/ARV, sheRead More
Watch the video of a Stray Dog illegally relocated to Banaswadi railway station – attacked and blinded [flv: 320 240] This is report of Levin’s 1st hand experience of the last few days in Bangalore, and already shared with Dr Parvez Piran, Dir. Animal husbandry, BBMP. It clearly shows that the illegal relocation of the dogs in Bangalore has become usual practice. This also shows the barbaric results of such relocation not only for dogs but also for humans as the conflict between dogs for territory on relocation actually increasesRead More
Authored by Rakesh Shukla for The Voice of Stray Dogs: BBMP officials, Stray Dog Free Bangalore (SDFB) and the media often selectively quotes from the ABC audit report created KIMS and submitted to BBMP in 2007 in support of the argument that ABC is not working and ABC rules should be amended to resume indiscriminate dog culling. You can see this reports here: ABC performance audit report by KIMS 2007. By itself, and when read with the subsequent data available with BBMP it provides for some startling reading on howRead More
The Love of Animals and the Holiness of the Dog In Zoroastrianism – a letter to the Parsi side of Diana Bharucha of Stray Dog Free Bangalore (SDFB) Written by Ms Persis Master, a Parsee on 16 July 2010 this is an open letter appealing to Ms Diana Bharucha (a fellow Parsee and the Convenor, Founder and the voice of Stray Dog Free Bangalore (SDFB)  [an organization vocally against any strays in the city of Bangalore and taking a a consistent exptreme view that strays and people can’t co-exist and allRead More
Culling by Bangalore civic authorities, illegal as it is, is not new. The Great Bangalore Cull of 2007 saw thousands of dogs die in an unspeakably brutal manner. In this fact filled article published in The Pioneer tiltled “ABC of cruelty towards dogs” Hiranmay Karlekar, eminent journalist, animal lover and author of the seminal ‘Savage Humans and Stray Dogs – A study in Aggression’ discussed today how irresponsible or biased (or both) reporting is whipping up the Karnataka State government to act in the same way as it did in 2007.Read More
This is the humane culling BBMP and SDFB talks about
On 1 July 2011 there was an unfortunate incident, and a mutilated body of a 2 yr old boy was found in New Yelahanka Town, Bangalore. The headlines in most papers immediately put the blame on dogs and gave rise again to calls for ending the ‘stray dog menace’ of Bangalore. It is noteworthy that dog population in Delhi and many other cities is higher or comparable, and yet Bangalore dogs are blamed for vicious ‘pack behavior’, then they must be either more ferocious than the dogs of rest ofRead More