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The Supreme Court of India pronounced a landmark judgment in the matter titled “Animal Welfare Board of India Versus A. Nagaraja & Ors.”, and allied appeals and petitions, on the 7th of May, 2014. The use of bulls and bullocks in performances such as Jallikattu, bullock cart racing, etc., was banned. In articles that will follow, we shall focus on the judgment itself, and how those of us that wish to, can use it as powerful precedent to help animals. Through this article we’re releasing, with permission, a part ofRead More
17 April 2012, New Delhi. The ‘Stray Dogs’ matters were listed for hearing before the Supreme Court today This is a bunch of 5 Special Leave Petitions that had been filed against the Bombay High Court order dated 19th December, 2008, vide which the majority out of a 3 judge bench of the Bombay High Court,  had held that the municipal commissioner has the power under municipal law, to order the killing of “nuisance” dogs. The term “nuisance” was not defined, and the judges (vide the majority judgment), had leftRead More
New Delhi, 13 March 2012: BBMP intervention application in the stray dog matters Supreme Court S.L.P. (Civil) No. 691 of 2009, rejected In January, 2009, the Animal Welfare Board of India, and 4 other parties has filed Special Leave Petitions against the Bombay High Court order passed in December, 2008, allowing the Municipal Commissioner to order the killing of “nuisance” dogs, even though the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001, enacted under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, do not provide for any such “category” to be euthanized. (AsRead More
You’ve earlier read the earlier incisive article by Radha Rajan on the Jallikattu 2012 and the report prepared by Prakash Sasha published here. Earlier in 2007 Prakash Sasha had made a report that was submitted by AWBI to the Madras High Court and the Supreme Court in the context of Jallikattu hearings in 2007.  It is a very good chronicle of much as things change, they remain the same. This is a statistical report from Jallikattu 2009 which gives a partial list of number of human deaths and injuries. ManyRead More
3 Engineering grad students in Shimla ‘discover’ the Shimla dog pound on 8 March 2012 where about 20 dogs were seen living in deplorable conditions.  Watch the photo gallery here, watch the video here. Of the approximately 20 dogs at the pound, 1 was lying dead, and other one next to it was breathing its last. The pictures and the video (including the voice overlay) is as supplied by the student groups’ welfare organization ‘Pawsome’. Earlier, in 2010, the High Court of Himachal Pradesh had ruled that the ‘dog menace’Read More
HOW THE BULLS IN TAMILNADU LOST THE JALLIKATTU BATTLE and in the same time THE BULLS IN PUNJAB WON IN KILA RAIPUR THE DIFFERENCE IS POLITICAL & BUREAUCRATIC WILL   JALLIKATTU – INTRODUCTION, AND AN OVERVIEW : Jallikattu, or  Eruthazhuvuthal, or  Manju Virattu is a controversial bull taming event that takes place in Tamil Nadu as a part of the Pongal celebrations. It is one of the most ancient ‘sports’ that continues till day and age despite increasing controversy and opposition surrounding it. In fact, Jallikattu is increasingly regarded atRead More
BBMP (Municipal Corporation of Greater Bangalore) has impleaded itself in the Supreme Court litigation against the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and in support of the the respondent People for Elimination of Stray Troubles (PEST) in the Special Leave Petition (Civil) No 691/ 2009 to ask for CULLING OF STRAY DOGS – something that they successfully and illegally resorted to in 2007. You can read the original text of the BBMP’s impleadment application to the Supreme Court Special Leave Petition (Civil) No 691/ 2009 here. Some things stand outRead More