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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
We’ve seen 2 parts of the coverage of the ARF shelter at Kengeri (1) the findings of  The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) on location at ARF Kengeri in Jan 2013, and (2) the experience of the people going to shelter in the months preceding Jan 2013. In this article we see the sweeping changes ARF makes at the shelter to ‘clean up the act’ in preparation of the impending AWBI visit. Visitors allege that ARF is literally cleaning up the place: of the filth and of the dogs by dumping dogs toRead More
After The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) published the investigative report on ARF a few things happened: AWBI predictably made some noise and issued some notices (AWBI is good at making noise – it has far perhaps far too many pushes and pulls to take any determinate action and perhaps far too many people which think it toothless in contrast to the Constitutional sanctity it has) ARF went to town about how VoSD publication was motivated (that should not be a surprise) A large very vocal ‘vegan’ community almost beatRead More
The Supreme Court of India on 6 Feb, 2013, stayed the order passed by the Karnataka High Court on the 7th of December, 2012. The Karnataka High Court had directed the BBMP to cull dogs which are a ‘menace’ or ‘cause nuisance’, has been stayed by the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court stay order has been passed a short while ago, in a Special Leave Petition filed by the Animal Welfare Board of India numbered as S.L.P. (C) No. 4453 of 2013, and titled ‘Animal Welfare Board ofRead More
[Edit Note: What’s it about stray dog hunting down deer in zoo’s?  They don’t pick on any other small animal or birds in a zoo – and dogs that are not used to hunting and are scavengers are best in the Indian urban environment – turn blood thirsty killers. They who don’t just kill to eat but commit mass murder – far greater than their capacity to consume. From New Delhi to Mysore to Kanpur newspaper stories are full of how dogs entered the zoo and committed this carnage! No-one bothers toRead More