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India is the land of the ‘Holy Cow’, and cow slaughter is strictly forbidden by law across India, except in the states of  West Bengal & Kerala. All other states have enacted prevention of cow slaughter statutes (*see legislation enacted by the States / Union Territories on cow slaughter).  In Uttar Pradesh, where the incident that we’re writing about occurred, there is The Uttar Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955, for instance. The unsavory paradox however is, that India is also well on its way to becoming the largest beef exporter in the worldRead More
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Posted On December 20, 2013By straysadminIn Campaigns

59 Thank You’s! From the dogs that you helped in 2013.

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              This is the 1st ever look in India of Companies doing experiments on beagles Type of experimentation on beagles Volume of experimentation and experiments approved Scope of this White Paper The scope of this study is restricted to experimentation on beagle dogs in India. It arises out of the authors interest in dogs, and that no publicly available data – or even estimates – are  available on the number of dogs experimented upon. This paper does not cover animal experimentation as a legal,Read More
Dog pounds are not what the doctor ordered for Indian Dogs. Animal Birth Control Rules are. Typical state governments that give abysmal healthcare to its citizens through government hospitals, and incarcerates prisoners in squalor, and can’t manage any level of even a ABC programs in Jammu & Kashmir & Kerala can’t but re-produce the type of ‘dog pounds’ found in Hyderabad & Shimla.   But now dog pounds in Chennai don’t just seem an illegal inevitability but turns out the decision to make them was taken in the presence of Chennai AWOs includingRead More
Thiru Sadai Duraisamy Hon’ble Mayor Corporation of Chennai We write to you regarding an issue that is causing deep concern to us, and many others like us.  We read the following news in The Hindu about your decision to make dog pounds in Chennai with great consternation. We also have an update from concerned Chennai citizens who met you following this article confirming the aforesaid decision. We’ve have read through the news article carefully and are deeply concerned because not only is your plan obviously unlawful, it is also ill-conceived,Read More
Shimla has an interesting history with dogs – the Municipal Corp created a dog pound to remove the dogs from the streets. The deplorable conditions of this pound were covered in an expose here and with a revisit here. The accompanying picture is from the same pound. Sometimes the Corporation and the local AWBI legal reps are in such hurry to just be in court that they fail to present clear facts to the court – that’s happened in Bangalore, and that happened in Shimla. Like in Bangalore it led the ShimlaRead More
This is an exclusive detailed look at the photographs of the incident reported by The Hindustan Times and The Daily Mail. Animal cruelty, especially on the ubiquitous Indian Dog, finds such low priority that hardly any mainstream media gives any in-depth coverage. Photo’s © Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times used with permission by The Voice of Stray Dogs. Captioning by Saurabh Trivedi, the Hindustan Times. 2 stray dogs were found hanging from a tree on Saturday on NH-24 on April 13, 2013 in Ghaziabad, in the National Capital Region. Activists say locals are involved in the case [1] Civic authorities haveRead More
Each time there is an animal cruelty case, petitions or demands of actions are made to the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).  AWBI is a bureaucracy within an bureaucracy (Ministry of Environment and Forests) AND subservient to it – that can’t be a recipe of pro-activeness!  Ms Menaka Gandhi is the next best stop for action – but Ms Gandhi works on a range of issues that are brought to her notice the best she can and surely she can’t be the default for all action. So is the fate of India’sRead More
In 3 preceding articles we saw the State of affairs at the ARF Shelter in Kengeri in Jan 2013 which had 60-90 animals without adequate food, sanitation and most importantly in criminal medical neglect [Auschwitz for dogs: Animal Rights Fund (ARF) dogs need an Auschwitz Relief Foundation (ARF) to save them from certain death] State of affairs at the ARF Kengeri Shelter in the months preceding the expose which showed bodied of dead dogs littering the ARF shelter amplifying the state of apathy the dogs live in [Prequel to anRead More