Monthly Archives: "October 2012"

This is an analysis occasioned by an article in the Bangalore Mirror of 19th October, 2012, titled, “Police have power to kill strays”, which claims that ‘Karnataka Police Act not only gives the cops authority to kill dogs but also says they have to do it regularly’. The “gems” contained in this article, with a reference to a legal provision and a smattering of views and assertions, are a classic example of IRRESPONSIBLE & MOTIVATED REPORTING, obviously resorted to in order to inflame and engineer a situation that will beRead More
Given the ‘information’ flying thick and fast about BBMP’s stand on aggressive dogs it is timely to see this communique from the Chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) to BBMP and all NGOs working to support the ABC program in Bangalore. It has been previously reported that BBMP has attempted to make a case of putting down a supposedly ‘aggressive’ dog abandoned at one of its NGO’s facilities.  The Times of India has alleged in a newspaper report on 19 Oct 2012 that  the affidavit submitted byRead More
A Bombay High Court judgment on ‘nuisance’ dogs‘ is in appeal in the Supreme Court of India. The Animal Birth Control (Dog) Rules 2001 clearly defines the category of stray dogs that can be euthanized. However BBMP seems to have its own spin on it as the incident reported below on The Voice of Stray Dogs Facebook page clearly illustrates – there is a BBMP attempt to label some dogs as aggressive and put them down – an act that is completely illegal.  On Saturday, 8th Sept 2012, Manasi & JaysalRead More
Lodhi Gardens, spread over 90 acres in the heart of New Delhi, is a hotspot for morning walks for Delhi-ites. Lodhi Gardens contains the tombs of Mohammed Shah, Sikander Lodhi as the architectural works of the 15th century Sayyid and Lodhi dynasties. The site is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The space and buildings have lasted 500 years and walkers and dogs have coexisted for a century but what the Lodhi’s and walkers did not plan were on Bandicoots! On the 5th of October, 2012, the Times ofRead More
John Hughes, 57, has a 30 year background as an independent animal welfare advocate. He has a strong police background and is a polite and law abiding campaigner for Animals Rights. He lives in Brighton. He has been running campaigns for highlighting the horror of the ‘dog meat trade’ in Korea, Thailand, and his own base in the Philippines where he runs the legendary Dogsmountain  sanctuary for dogs that houses dogs saved from the meat trade. He’s well aware of what is happening in Kerala since other South East Asian countries use the veryRead More