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100+ dogs killed in a 2 hr operation in Aratakatla, Kakinada Rural, East Godavari Dist on July 8. A report by Gopal R Surabathula on location

In-spite of there being a clear mandate for Spay Nueter/ ABC under Indian law by the Central Govt. most civic bodies resort to killing. One such report received by The Voice of Stray Dogs is from Aratakatla, Kakinada Rural, East Godavari Dist. where 100+ dogs were killed in a 2 hr operation on the morning of July […]

Alleviating the suffering of Stray & Domesticated Animals in Urban India: The 1st Annual National Technical Paper Contest (2014) for Veterinary & Legal papers with a prize money Rs.1 Lakh

  This is a technical / research paper competition and your entry needs to focus on a solution and not exemplify a problem. All submissions need to be in-depth, with substantial research and references, should demonstrate original thinking, and the approach formulated should have clarity and completeness. This is not an essay competition. Understanding of […]

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 […]

Open letter to the Mayor of Chennai: Dog pounds are not just unethical, they are illegal and so is your decision to make 15 of them in Chennai

Thiru Sadai Duraisamy Hon’ble Mayor Corporation of Chennai We write to you regarding an issue that is causing deep concern to us, and many others like us.  We read the following news in The Hindu about your decision to make dog pounds in Chennai with great consternation. We also have an update from concerned Chennai […]

The Supreme Court of India stays the Shimla High Court directing the Municipal Corporation to make Shimla “Stray Dog Free”

Shimla has an interesting history with dogs – the Municipal Corp created a dog pound to remove the dogs from the streets. The deplorable conditions of this pound were covered in an expose here and with a revisit here. The accompanying picture is from the same pound. Sometimes the Corporation and the local AWBI legal reps are […]

Dilip Bafna’s GUTTER TALK is ARF’s official response to AWBI’s show cause notice!

In 3 preceding articles we saw the State of affairs at the ARF Shelter in Kengeri in Jan 2013 which had 60-90 animals without adequate food, sanitation and most importantly in criminal medical neglect [Auschwitz for dogs: Animal Rights Fund (ARF) dogs need an Auschwitz Relief Foundation (ARF) to save them from certain death] State […]

Prequel to an Auschwitz for dogs: Animal Rights Fund (ARF) shelter in Kengeri (Bangalore) in the months before The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) investigation

After The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) published the investigative report on ARF a few things happened: AWBI predictably made some noise and issued some notices (AWBI is good at making noise – it has far perhaps far too many pushes and pulls to take any determinate action and perhaps far too many people which […]

AWBI gets the Supreme Court to stay the Karnataka High Court order directing the BBMP to cull strays that are a ‘menace’ or ‘cause nuisance’

The Supreme Court of India on 6 Feb, 2013, stayed the order passed by the Karnataka High Court on the 7th of December, 2012. The Karnataka High Court had directed the BBMP to cull dogs which are a ‘menace’ or ‘cause nuisance’, has been stayed by the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court stay […]

31 Blackbucks killed by 2 stray dogs at Kanpur Zoo on the night of 19 & 20th Jan 2013. Can that be for real: An investigation by Kamna Pandey in Kanpur

[Edit Note: What’s it about stray dog hunting down deer in zoo’s?  They don’t pick on any other small animal or birds in a zoo – and dogs that are not used to hunting and are scavengers are best in the Indian urban environment – turn blood thirsty killers. They who don’t just kill to […]

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