Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicAnimal rights

Topic: animal rights

Karachi’s Safari Park finally knows the sex of its elephant. It’s Sonia, not Sonu

The startling revelation of the elephant's sex left Pakistani Twitter amused, wondering why zookeepers couldn't spot something this 'hard to miss'.

Maneka Gandhi shuts down Delhi animal shelter for overhaul after ‘para-vet assault kills dog’

Maneka Gandhi, who started the Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre, said the temporary closing is to ensure upgraded infrastructure, better staffing and animal sensitivity training.

Before desi cow exam, Indians should study how to not kill dolphins and elephants for fun

The viral video of men killing a dolphin in UP shows such acts of bestiality are committed with no real motive, or just for fun — which makes it even scarier.

Why we eat meat without guilt, but hate seeing animal slaughter

In her book ‘For A Moment of Taste’, former PETA CEO Poorva Joshipura writes about how categorising an animal as ‘food’ changes our view of it. Until we see it being killed.

From birth to slaughter — an account that ‘blows lid off meat, egg and dairy trade secrecy’

Poorva Joshipura's 'For a Moment of Taste', by HarperCollins, will be released on 5 August on SoftCover, ThePrint’s e-venue to launch select non-fiction books.

Veterinary services must go on, animals can’t suffer during COVID-19, Modi govt tells states

Government has urged veterinarians and other related officials to ensure strict personal hygiene and avoid public gatherings.

Murder of 16 pups in Kolkata shows why we should stop calling ourselves civilised

We are humans. We are supposedly civilised. We share our cities with them. But we bludgeon puppies to death.   The 16 puppies laid out in...

Why some activists suspect two of three cubs killed by train in Maharashtra may be Avni’s

Activists have questioned the distance between the carcasses, and said the photos from the accident site looked staged.

It was a sad day for us: Maharashtra forest officials react to tigress Avni’s death

Union minister Maneka Gandhi severely criticised Avni’s killing but Maharashtra forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar defended this as an act of self-defence.

Maharashtra has lost two ‘golden opportunities’ to capture man-eating tigress Avni alive

A Maharashtra forest officer has alleged that private hunter Nawab Shafaat Ali Khan cost the team two 'golden opportunities' to capture tigress Avni. 

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland | Bloomberg Photo

Davos meetings are full of potential but rarely full of solutions

Time and time again, Davos has fallen victim to a lack of focus and actionable unifying vision. Individual and collective interests have remained unreconciled. 

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.