Law for Animals Category

Lodhi Gardens, spread over 90 acres in the heart of New Delhi, is a hotspot for morning walks for Delhi-ites. Lodhi Gardens contains the tombs of Mohammed Shah, Sikander Lodhi as the architectural works of the 15th century Sayyid and Lodhi dynasties. The site is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The space and buildings have lasted 500 years and walkers and dogs have coexisted for a century but what the Lodhi’s and walkers did not plan were on Bandicoots! On the 5th of October, 2012, the Times ofRead More
The Election Commission of India, established under the Indian Constitution in the year 1950, and vested with the power to superintend and control the conduct of elections to Parliament and the Legislature of every State, has issued a strong advisory to all recognized national and state political parties, against the use of animals in election campaigns and processes. The Commission has advised both, political parties and candidates, to refrain from using animals in election campaigns. The Commission has also stated that if at all the use of animals is unavoidable forRead More
If you feed stray dogs or otherwise tend to them it is likely that you face resistance from some in the residential locality to stop this activity. The 1st thing you should know is that you are within your rights as a citizen to feed these and tend of these dogs. There are multiple court judgments available on this website itself that point to that. To put forth your view and/or to defend yourself when under pressure to stop this lawful activity you can use this letter, just by printingRead More
This is a query that comes very often. Pet parents are told by their ‘neighbors’ that their pets are causing problems namely, noise littering and spreading disease [Before we continue it can’t be emphasized enough that you should be a responsible pet parent: keep your dog on leash in public places, teach your dog not to defecate in places in common public use and always pick/clear after your dog – its good manners and common sense, sterilize your dog so you have less to worry about in the ‘heat season’,Read More
This document is an Advisory issued by the Broadcasting Contents Complaints Council to TV Channels, regarding how animals are to be depicted in T.V. programs. Around 250 T.V. channels are a part of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation, which was set up in 1999, and is an apex organization of television broadcasters. It enjoys a unique position as the accredited spokesman of the broadcasting industry. For regulating television content there is a self-regulatory code that the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (i.e. the IBF), has formulated. The code in question and the related rules governing television content, areRead More
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 individual VoSD Board members since individual comment/ contribution and consent is neither sought nor received. Here we examine whether this could it be Tamilnadu politics or just the sheer incompetence of the AWBI management, or both, that in case after case AWBI either fails to represent the animals adequalty or in case such as Kashmir and Punjab, fails to representsRead More
The Government of Arunanchal Pradesh, vide a communique from the Department of Animal Husbandary and Veterinary (sic) dated 18 June 2012 banned the use of battery cages made of steel wire or local made baskets that do to allow birds to spread their wings and allow other natural behavior such as nesting, dust bathing, perching and foraging. Arunanchal Pradesh used Section 11 (1) {e} of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1960) that forbids the confinement of any animal in a cage that does not allow an animal reasonable opportunity for movement andRead More
The entire proceedings of the conference including presentations and video’s of speakers will be made available here for Activists for Stray Dogs to leverage on. The presentation and text of the “VoSD Conference proceedings – Basic law and rights for Stray Dogs in India –  Responsibilities of AWOs and Municipalities” by Anjali Sharma at VoSD Conference on Catalyzing Activism for Stray Dogs, Bangalore, 26 May 2012Read More
“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice; we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer This document can be downloaded here as a PDF Activism remains a much debated term in all circles; social sciences, media and political. This is because activism of all kinds; feminist movements, dalit and tribal rights, child rights, land rights and the rights movements of all indigenous and marginalized people have changed the face of human history. Activism for human rights hasRead More
The entire proceedings of the conference including presentations and video’s of speakers will be made available here. This is Part V & concluding part of a multi-part series on Naina Athale’s talk at ‘The Voice of Stray Dogs’ Conference on ‘Catalyzing Activism for Stray Dogs’ help in Bangalore on 26th May 2012Read More