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(Edit note: 17 April ’17. This is the unaltered text of the TEDx talk of Rakesh Shukla at TEDx ICT Mumbai 2017. This accompanying video is illustrative. The official TEDx video will be available here when released. There was no teleprompter so the actual spoken word will vary.)   Living with 750, I learnt to fight like a dog to survive A few days ago, I received an invitation to speak at ICT Mumbau. After all, I am the dog-man (I like it much better than the unoriginal and punnyRead More
Outlook published ‘Prime Cuts’ with the byline ‘An air thick with innuendo and contempt produces a new stigma: meat-eating’. Amit Chaudhery wrote a rebuttal that Outlook refused to publish. It is published on ‘The Voice of Stray Dogs’ in its entirety.   “You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Perspective is everything and reality is the servant of perception. A simple premise which spawned this rebuttal to the cover story by Saba Naqvi  inRead More
In yet another world first –  The Voice of Stray Dogs  released a new Android App. The app is officially released as Release ChammC Corp 1.0. This one brings all the power of the VoSD CRM 3.0 to the hands on the VoSD Rescue team and field staff! The app requires authentication and can’t be used by a non-VoSD CRM User if installed on their phones. This is the 2nd VoSD Android App. The first called ChammC v1.0 is already available on the Android Store. ChammC 1.0 is meant for the generalRead More
The Supreme Court of India banned the use of bulls and bullocks in performances such as jallikattu, bullock cart racing, etc., by its landmark judgment pronounced on the 7th of May, 2014, in the matter titled “Animal Welfare Board of India Versus A. Nagaraja & Ors.” Through Part I we released with permission, a part of the material that was before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, i.e. one set of jallikattu pictures, report, and video recorded by an AWBI observer during 3 jallikattu events in year 2013, demonstrating horrific abuse ofRead More
Municipal Slaughter House, Pithapuram, East Godavari District (AP, India): Illegal slaughter in India. Pictures © Animal Rescue Org. Kakinada. Used with permission by 'The Voice of Stray dogs' (www.strays.in)
Pictures from an illegal slaughter house at Pithapuram, East Godavari district, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh These are pictures of two illegal slaughter houses at East Godavari district, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh ; and the third set, is of cows that were being illegally transported for slaughter, also in Andhra Pradesh a few days back, but were mercifully intercepted and seized through the intervention of a very pro-active animal welfare organisation called Animal Rescue Organisation. They are presently in the safe custody of SPCA Kakinada. These pictures are symptomatic of what is happening all over the country. ThereRead More
VoSD Pet Dog surrender in Bangalore
  Please read the complete page for limitations and responsibilities. This document refers to The VoSD Pet Owner Surrender Standard Operating Procedure, The VoSD Pet Owner Surrender Form & The VoSD Rescue Standard Operating Procedure Surrendering your pet dog MUST be your last option. VoSD provides this facility, only so that you do NOT abandon the dog. We are interested in the welfare and well-being of the dog. If you have exhausted all other avenues, you can surrender your dog to the VoSD Rescue, SUBJECT TO our calling upon youRead More
‘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 and server bandwidth. A key concern area for rescue organisation irrespective of scale, is managing records of the animals in their care. VoSD CRM 2.1 has been in deployment for well over a year, andRead More
*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 forward, in its continued endeavour to work with the helpless, nameless dogs on the street. ‘The VoSD Canine Blood Bank’ is another step in working towards a better life for India’s stray dogs and isRead More
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 that care for, feed, and look after community dogs (usually referred to as ‘stray dogs’), because of the single-mindedness with which they often try to persecute our dogs. They try to drive them away, throughRead More