Investigation & Analysis Category

This is Part IV of a multipart photo feature on Srinagar, Kashmir’s dogs which gives an insight into where and how they really live. These pictures of dogs in Srinagar’s Bandh Road, Shivpora, Uptown area. Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs inRead More
This is Part III of a multipart photo feature on Srinagar, Kashmir’s dogswhich gives an insight into where and how they really live. Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs in Kerala have been reflected on these pages many a time.Read More
This is Part II of a multipart photo feature on Srinagar, Kashmir’s dogs which gives an insight into where and how they really live. Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs in Kerala have been reflected on these pages manyRead More
Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs in Kerala have been reflected on these pages many a time. The reports that come from Kashmir will make you believe that Srinagar, and the rest of Kashmir is overrun by large dog moving around inRead More
Edit note: It is not uncommon to see meat cleavers being used on dogs – a lot of times when dogs approach ‘meat stalls’ the stall owners cut off dogs’ tails to ‘teach them a lesson’. 2 of my dogs (they were stray/street dogs but now live with me, have their tails missing as well.  Rescue, photo’s and text: IDA. Used here with permission. On 1 Aug 2012 IDA got a frantic call from one Mr. Jadhav of Chunnabhati-Mumbai around 10:30 am stating that someone had attacked a sterilized dogRead More
‘Greater Kashmir’ has been very vociferous and lop sided in its reporting on the issue of Stray Dogs with every single ‘report’ ending with the same line allegedly quoted from a judge on the PIL ‘Will sterilized dogs stop biting’. Behind its thinly veiled reporting is the propaganda calling for the continuation of the Kashmiri ‘tradition’ of poisoning dogs to manage numbers. The publication is now running an open forum where people can suggest what they’d like to do with stray dogs, and you can guess the responses. What ‘Greater Kashmir’ has consistently lacked and actively resisted isRead More
The cruelty perpetrated on Bangalore’s dogs by an inefficient BBMP babudom and several insincere AWO’s participating in the Animal Birth Control (ABC) program – has been covered many many times on this publication. The widespread but poorly managed ABC program causes unthinkable cruelty on Bangalore’s dogs – with poor surgical practices and horrible tagging and drop practices. One of our contributors reports on a litter of 4 puppies he has been feeding  near his workplace. Yesterday he met their mom – an ABC dog! As you can see from the photographs her ears are clipped with theRead More
We wrote a few days back about the treatment of dogs in Surat, Gujarat, meted out by Surat Municipal Corporation and Animal Protection Club, Karad. The situation does not get any better in the last few days with these new pictures coming from the ground in Gujarat. A commentary is not being provided since enough has been said on the blasé attitude of this and other municipal corporations & Animal Welfare Organizations (AWOs). She is not the first dog in Surat or a victim of the CNVR surgery. In Bangalore we’ve seenRead More
After getting his training in animal welfare workshop of AWBI in 1998 Darshan started in animal welfare work in his individual capacity and with another organisation. A few years ago we stared Prayas Team Environment where one of the wings is dedicated to animal rescue and welfare. He started with his home’s land line number manned by his grand mother and parents and today they seamlessly receive 35 rescue calls a day and in January during kite flying a rescue call every 3rd minutes! Prayas has a 50 volunteer team.Read More
This is a series of posts on Kashmir. As with the other writing on ‘The Voice of Stray Dogs’, unless otherwise specified the writing expresses the opinion of  The Voice of Stray Dogs, and not necessarily that of VoSD Board members since individual comment/ contribution and consent is neither sought nor received. We have covered the litigation asking for other than ABC (spay-neuter) as a solution by ‘human activists’ in Kashmir [search on Kashmir in the search box above]. In this PIL No 361/2011 by A R Hanjura, Syed MusaibRead More