Monthly Archives: "September 2012"

The Election Commission of India, established under the Indian Constitution in the year 1950, and vested with the power to superintend and control the conduct of elections to Parliament and the Legislature of every State, has issued a strong advisory to all recognized national and state political parties, against the use of animals in election campaigns and processes. The Commission has advised both, political parties and candidates, to refrain from using animals in election campaigns. The Commission has also stated that if at all the use of animals is unavoidable forRead More
If you feed stray dogs or otherwise tend to them it is likely that you face resistance from some in the residential locality to stop this activity. The 1st thing you should know is that you are within your rights as a citizen to feed these and tend of these dogs. There are multiple court judgments available on this website itself that point to that. To put forth your view and/or to defend yourself when under pressure to stop this lawful activity you can use this letter, just by printingRead More
This is a query that comes very often. Pet parents are told by their ‘neighbors’ that their pets are causing problems namely, noise littering and spreading disease [Before we continue it can’t be emphasized enough that you should be a responsible pet parent: keep your dog on leash in public places, teach your dog not to defecate in places in common public use and always pick/clear after your dog – its good manners and common sense, sterilize your dog so you have less to worry about in the ‘heat season’,Read More
As affluence in India rises more and more larger animals such as bovines,  camels and increasigly horses are slaughtered to show the ‘status ‘ of the person making the sacrifice. Slaughter was symbolic and never meant to be a status parade that it has become. Even on Bakr Eid slaughter of animals other than goats or sheep is not allowed under Indian law. No slaughter is allowed other than at a slaughter house under legal procedure and an exception is provided for ritual slaughter on Eid but can only beRead More
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