Monthly Archives: "December 2011"

AWBI notification confirming CNVR not allowed for ABC surgery
                                              The AWBI issued a notification to all municipalities, AWOs, etc.  that CNVR procedures (Catch Neuter Vaccinate and Release) or Same Day Release, is not permitted for animal birth control of street dogs This procedure necessitates the use of optimal skill, and specialized equipment, and without the same, can result in the perpetration of great cruelty upon the animals subjected to the same Therefore, unless the Board approvesRead More
On 22 Dec 2011 Satyajit Burman along with the Municipal officer visited the ABC center in Ambernath (Thane- Maharashtra). The center was alloted to Dr Nirmal Patil (Animal Welfare Society) under supervision of Ambernath Muncipal Council. These are the shocking findings: Expired medicines, injections and IV’s were being usedRead More
BBMP Ward 10 allocations for AWS / Dr Srinivas and where they're actually catching dogs
AWS ran the infrastructure and all the ‘ABC Packages’ (package) that Bangalore is divided into, till The Voice of Stray Dogs started unearthing the horrible conditions of the AWS ABC program which led to it being disqualified and a court order issued. To our great surprise AWS facility remained operational and BBMP was quick to point out that this was actually not AWS but Dr Srinivasalu who was awarded Package 10. No-one in Bangalore, those working in animal welfare included, ever knew that. This is the context of a 2Read More
This video was shot on 13 Dec 2011 following the inspection on 6 Dec 2011 of the illegal AWS operation. The video clearly shows: Completely illegal ABC operation in progress under the aegis of the BBMP Small pups about 2 months being operated Incorrect tagging on almost all dogs – forget location even the sex, color and weight are not correct No weighing for dogs brought in at all – all medication is by ‘estimation’ of a driver/ worker/ helpful Other areas being raided to complete ‘quota’ for ABC surgeryRead More
Following the investigation on AWS’s operations in Bangalore and reporting to the relevant Government authorities AWS was blacklisted by AWBI in Sept 2011 and BBMP was asked to make them stop doing ABC surgery. Essentially AWS should not have been operating in Bangalore at all – but guess what we found out on our visit on 6 Dec whilst an Andhra Pradesh High Court order was in effect that AWS can’t do any ABC surgery – they were working with no change at all! NB: This video was made on 6th DecRead More
Since British times, Municipal Corporations (equivalent of a City Council) through acts in local cities or states municipalities were allowed to capture and kill stray animals, including dogs, as a method of population and rabies control. In 2001 however with an act of Parliament the law changed.
Kerala is still killing stray dogs, against the law Since British times, Municipal Corporations (equivalent of a City Council) through acts in local cities or states municipalities were allowed to capture and kill stray animals, including dogs, as a method of population and rabies control. In 2001 however with an act of Parliament the law changed. The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001, were enacted by Parliament under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960; and these envisage that in order to control street dog population, and to control the threat ofRead More
Dehradun slaughter house: Carcasses are dressed on the gound, there is no running water, no sterilization of equipment and dogs eat the offal
[NB: Watch the picture gallery and the video insert at the bottom of this report] Gauri Maulekhi is Member Secretary, People for Animals (PFA) Uttarakhand & Co-opted Member, Animal Welfare Board of India. People for Animals (PFA), headed by Smt Maneka Gandhi, is India’s largest animal welfare organization with a nationwide network of 26 hospitals & 165 units. PFA works to rescue and rehabilitate sick and needy animals & campaigns against cruelty towards animals and educate the masses to increase awareness about animal rights.                     Read More
The Voice of Stray Dogs is making available a set of old AWBI Guides – very valuable but now sadly out of print and circulation. These are published by AWBI and are being digitized and distributed free by The Voice of Stray Dogs Read the AWBI Guide on ‘How to Check a Zoo’. The content includes checking for Food and housing Minimum size of cages Veterinary facilities What to check for How to check Zoo animals What can you do   Download/ Read/ Print the AWBI Guide on ‘How toRead More
AWBI Guide on 'How to lodge an FIR for crimes against animals' on 'The Voice of Stray Dogs' (www.strays.in)
The Voice of Stray Dogs is making available a set of old AWBI Guides – very valuable but now sadly out of print and circulation. These are published by AWBI and are being digitized and distributed free by ‘The Voice of Strays Dogs’ Read the AWBI Guide on ‘How to file an FIR’. This includes: What happens most frequently in animal related cases? What is the importance of the custody of the animals? Ignorance of animal laws in the police What is the importance of a FIR and why it is so necessary?Read More