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India’s Elephant Crisis
as broken deliberately 15 years ago to subdue him and has not moved from his spot in 20 years. We move on. A 15-year-old elephant is with his mahout in a fetid pool of shallow water. The mahout has been trying for 30 minutes to get the animal to lie down, but the chains are too tight. The mahout becomes angry, humiliated. ‘He will be taught later.’ This means a beating with iron bars.”
Is Rat Vivisection Justified?
“Last week I started telling you about the terrible torture that rats undergo in laboratories. Stuffed into metal cages and drawers in dark “animal rooms”, they are taken out into the light only to be tormented. All of it is kept secret with the excuse that they are torturing these little creatures in order to help humans. This makes it difficult for someone to protest…”
Meet the Tiger Man
“As humans, we move from one place to another. When one area is full, a new colony or society is created, and we shift there. Then to the new city and so on. When new animals are born, they have to move out to other areas. We need this kind of concept for them too. Tigers too need better and newer habitats, especially when the area of protected land is rapidly declining.”
Animal rights campaigners allege elephant torture at Thrissur Pooram festival
Animal rights campaigners alleged that the Animal Welfare Board of India experts had been blocked from examining the jumbos, paraded at the famous Thrissur Pooram festival which began on Sunday, …
Activists welcome SC order prohibiting culling of strays
Animal rights groups across the country are elated at the latest Supreme Court direction that indiscriminate killing of stray dogs has to end. N G Jayasimha of Humane Society International-India …
Fresh photo evidence of Kerala’s cruel dog killings
City based animal activists have joined hands with animal lovers from other parts of the country to meticulously collate fresh photo and video evidence of a latest killing of 40 …