Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicAnimal rights

Topic: animal rights

Maharashtra’s out to kill ‘man-eater’ Avni, but shooting her is supposed to be the last resort

Forest department brings in 'expert hunter' to shoot tigress Avni, while two activists file a plea in Bombay high court seeking stay on the elimination order.

Gujarat promotes Gir festival, with lions from Africa and Chicago zoo

Tourism department goofs up in a promotional video that contains YouTube clips of Kruger National Park and Lincoln zoo.

Delhi zoo director ‘confirms’ animal deaths are being covered up, records fudged

In letter to environment ministry, Renu Singh accuses her staff of carrying out illegal activities. Letter was written after plea in Delhi high court.

Again, PETA strikes a wrong note through petition to save cows on Janmashtami

The animal rights group urged people to use vegan ghee to ‘keep cows happy too’, drawing flak from all sides of the ideological spectrum.

Militant vegans in France are using extreme tactics to stop meat-eating

With violence and intimidation as their tools, and animal rights as their justification, vegans are attacking French gastronomy.

Man-dog conflict in UP’s Sitapur: Administration accused of having blood on its hands

13 children have died of dog attacks in this district. Authorities say dogs are being killed in retaliation by villagers, who say authorities are also involved.

From now on, animal activists in India have no official ID cards

Board cites misuse of cards by individuals; activists claim AWBI is taking away the only document that could prove their animal welfare credentials.

Welfare of all animals matters, but cow is central, says Animal Welfare Board chief

This is the first time since the BJP came to power in 2014 that funding has been increased, chairman S.P. Gupta has asked for an additional Rs 40 crore.

Animal welfare team to oversee Jallikattu told ‘a little bit of cruelty is alright’

The traditional Tamil sport takes place this weekend, and the convener of the team responsible to ensure this has called for a ‘balanced approach’ to cruelty.

It is nothing but Hindu politics if you exclude buffaloes from cattle trade rules – Animal Rights lawyer

The focus of the government should be on implementation, not amendment, says Jayasimha Nuggehalli who helped draft the rules. The only change should be to let go of small-time butchers. SANYA DHINGRA

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Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.