Animal Laws Category

Live cattle standing on top of slaughtered ones
Meat is ethics, culture, religion and economics rolled into one, and strangely, morals and politics, too. This article can be downloaded in PDF here The ‘Beef Ban’ of the ‘non-liberal’ ‘fascist’ ‘BJP’ government set the beef hot pot boiling on what is claimed to have been an Indian ‘agenda’ for years – Make India ‘beef’ free. On the other hand, Indians are eating more meat AND beef that includes both cow and buffalo meat. Consumption is up 14% in large cities, and 35% in villages, according to government data. ButRead More
Check-list before banning cow slaughter: Improve milk revenues, provide sufficient grazing lands and fodder, structure the dairy industry horizontally, ensure healthy upkeep at cows end of life.  The return of the cow slaughter debate has so many unanswered questions, that as an amateur recent farmer (comparatively affluent) am not sure if the pros outweigh the cons or are we (speaking on behalf of a regular livestock farmer) being dragged into a political battle again. Let me elucidate, with rains getting more and more erratic, chemical contaminated lands demanding more andRead More
For the first time in India, there are a comprehensive set of rules notified by the Central Government (therefore applicable across ALL states) called  Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules 2017 they appear in the Gazette of India here. They define the requirements to be met by the breeders and the establishments used for breeding, such as those related to health, housing facilities and conditions for sale. They are through 30 pages, but what are the parts that will help a dog rescuer use then to their advantage? This is anRead More
The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on 25 May 2017 issued a series of notifications under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. It is now mandatory for all dog breeders and their kennels/ establishments to register themselves with the Animal Welfare Board of the respective state. For Dogs: The Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules define the requirements to be met by the breeders and the establishments used for breeding, such as those related to health, housing facilities and conditions for sale. Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules 2017Read More
VoSD writing on this publication is seldom about personal statements made for us, except in exceptional cases where the falsity is hugely absurd and action reeks of outright vendetta – and with one purpose only ‘close VoSD’. This was the demand laid out by Sneha Maiyya in police station in front of several of my colleagues and police officers – complaint will be withdrawn if VoSD is closed down immediately! The irony is that none of the people and parties that wish that for VoSD provide any credible rescue serviceRead More
VoSD’s SOP is clear that we will NOT allow any casual visitors to our facilities – only registered volunteers and employees are allowed. The people who have the most problem with this it are a section of Bangalore ‘activists’ working for a couple of NGOs and their sympathizers and the spammers working for them that has been referred to in an earlier post (picked up by the trashy yellow journalist and editor of Bangalore Mirror). These guys have the option of registering – but will not. We are on recordRead More
The text describes the rescue of  cattle by People for Animal Welfare Services (PAWS), Thrissur, Kerala being illegally transported. Kerala and West Bengal allow the slaughter of cattle (which for the rest of India its not allowed but prevalent). Prior published reading on VoSD on illegal cattle transport and slaughter here Credits & references Pictures: Kannan Anchery & Preethi Sreevalsan (PAWS Thrissur). Text: Sally Kannan (PAWS Thrissur). The police complaint by PAWS Thrissur can be seen here On Oct 8, 2014 we stopped yet another truck transporting cattle for slaughter. We have stopped soRead More
The text describes the the rescue of 31 cattle by People For Cattle India (PFCI) in Perumanallur (Tirupur District), Tamilnadu.  The article is terribly important for 3 reasons:  Unlike in most such cases the cattle were not released by police order etc. They stay rescued. PFCI makes an aggressive & legally sound complaint that enforces an FIR and therefore the matter is not just for the police to decide but the courts. The cattle as from so many parts of AndhraPradesh, Tamilnadu & Karnataka were being smuggled into Kerala forRead More
The text describes the situation of 2 successive activist raids on June 22 & 23 and on Aug 23 in New Delhi in which the activists manages to salvage the lives of 300 livestock being smuggled in 12 trucks driving through the heart of New Delhi. Over 10 people were arrested while others escaped. Pictures: Abhinav Srihan. Pictures are used with permission by VoSD. All pictures have been used as is with enhancements only for low light conditions or contrast. Text: Mohit Sanghal. Text is used with minor edits for clarity. PriorRead More
The text describes the situation of 2 successive activist raids on June 22 & 23 and on Aug 23 in New Delhi in which the activists manages to salvage the lives of 300 livestock being smuggled in 12 trucks driving through the heart of New Delhi. Over 10 people were arrested while others escaped. Pictures: Abhinav Srihan. Pictures are used with permission by VoSD. All pictures have been used as is with enhancements only for low light conditions or contrast. Text: Mohit Sanghal. Text is used with minor edits for clarity. PriorRead More
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