Monthly Archives: "August 2012"

This is Part IV of a multipart photo feature on Srinagar, Kashmir’s dogs which gives an insight into where and how they really live. These pictures of dogs in Srinagar’s Bandh Road, Shivpora, Uptown area. Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs inRead More
This is Part III of a multipart photo feature on Srinagar, Kashmir’s dogswhich gives an insight into where and how they really live. Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs in Kerala have been reflected on these pages many a time.Read More
This is Part II of a multipart photo feature on Srinagar, Kashmir’s dogs which gives an insight into where and how they really live. Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs in Kerala have been reflected on these pages manyRead More
Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs in Kerala have been reflected on these pages many a time. The reports that come from Kashmir will make you believe that Srinagar, and the rest of Kashmir is overrun by large dog moving around inRead More
Edit note: It is not uncommon to see meat cleavers being used on dogs – a lot of times when dogs approach ‘meat stalls’ the stall owners cut off dogs’ tails to ‘teach them a lesson’. 2 of my dogs (they were stray/street dogs but now live with me, have their tails missing as well.  Rescue, photo’s and text: IDA. Used here with permission. On 1 Aug 2012 IDA got a frantic call from one Mr. Jadhav of Chunnabhati-Mumbai around 10:30 am stating that someone had attacked a sterilized dogRead More
‘Greater Kashmir’ has been very vociferous and lop sided in its reporting on the issue of Stray Dogs with every single ‘report’ ending with the same line allegedly quoted from a judge on the PIL ‘Will sterilized dogs stop biting’. Behind its thinly veiled reporting is the propaganda calling for the continuation of the Kashmiri ‘tradition’ of poisoning dogs to manage numbers. The publication is now running an open forum where people can suggest what they’d like to do with stray dogs, and you can guess the responses. What ‘Greater Kashmir’ has consistently lacked and actively resisted isRead More
If one had a choice between action and words, especially the ones that get printed, we know where this one lies. The animals, well they stay where they are for the most part. Out. A while ago we wrote about the newsworthy but wholly worthless announcement from FIAPO about dog fighting in the Punjab with a token prize of Rs 10,000/ US$170 for information where a fighting dog easily costs 10 times that! Not only did it wholly undermine the (continuing) effort of those on the field and still carryingRead More
Priyanka The ‘Little’ Voice of Stray Dogs from Bangalore can be heard far and wide. Priyanka Mathews is only 8 years old and her love for animals and nature is already well pronounced. Which little girl would raise money for doggies rather than get some birthday gifts? A lot depends on how parents bring up their children and Priyanka’s family truly has a heart of gold. Priyanka herself has developed the sensitivity for animals in her own way. Without any influence from anyone, Priyanka decided to set aside her her birthday gifts andRead More
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