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Cows for the slaughter: In the land of the holy cow & that officially prohibits cow slaughter*

India is the land of the ‘Holy Cow’, and cow slaughter is strictly forbidden by law across India, except in the states of  West Bengal & Kerala. All other states have enacted prevention of cow slaughter statutes (*see legislation enacted by the States / Union Territories on cow slaughter).  In Uttar Pradesh, where the incident that we’re writing about occurred, […]

Know your dogs’ rights: Use of Elevators by pet dogs (Part I) – What you must know about ‘banning‘ this and other unlawful restrictions

NB: This article is being given in 2 parts. In Part I here we discuss the (il)legality of the restrictions imposed on pet owners vis-a-vis use of elevators by their pets.  The article, court judgments and experts clearly establish that housing societies cannot ban pets, or ban the use of elevators by pets, through notices put up for the purpose, or […]

VoSD CRM 2.1: The world’s 1st CRM for Animal Rescue, now available on subscription to all rescue & rehab agencies across the world

‘The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD)’ has developed the world’s 1st CRM specifically for rescue organizations. Any rescue organization can now avail of this CRM as a subscribed service. The application itself is being provided free of cost but a small charge of INR 5000/$85 will apply annually, to cover variable costs such as SMS […]

The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) Bangalore, announces a first of its kind Blood Bank for Stray Dogs and Pet Dogs!

*The VoSD Blood Banks’ operating procedure is completely described in the Terms of Use here http://goo.gl/dVlClO Press Release: 2nd January 2014, Bangalore, India: The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) today announced a ‘first of its kind’ service for animals – a blood bank for stray dogs, community dogs and pet dogs. With this, VoSD takes another step […]

Allahabad High Court order upholds the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules

The Allahabad High Court has passed an order that is opposite to the ambiguous views of the Karnataka High Court, the Bombay High Court, the Shimla High Court and upholds the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules unambiguously. On the 15th of May, 2013, the Chief Justice’s bench of the Allahabad High Court has passed the FIRST UNEQUIVOCAL ORDER by […]

A federation of RWAs (Resident Welfare Associations) writes to its members cautioning them to lawfully deal with stray dogs

Its quite common to see RWAs coming down on people feeding dogs even pets on their premises. In a first a federation of RWAs (Resident Welfare Associations) writes to its members cautioning them to lawfully deal with stray dogs. RWAs (Residents’ Welfare Associations), and Apartment Owners’ Associations, are viewed with suspicion by most of us […]