Legal Precedence Category

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 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
100+ dogs killed in East Godavary District
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 8. The pictures and report are from location from Gopal R Surabathula of the Animal Rescue Org. In his complaint to The District Collector reporting this incident he statesRead 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
The Supreme Court of India pronounced a landmark judgment in the matter titled “Animal Welfare Board of India Versus A. Nagaraja & Ors.”, and allied appeals and petitions, on the 7th of May, 2014. The use of bulls and bullocks in performances such as Jallikattu, bullock cart racing, etc., was banned. In articles that will follow, we shall focus on the judgment itself, and how those of us that wish to, can use it as powerful precedent to help animals. Through this article we’re releasing, with permission, a part 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
Police Action, Stray Dog VoSD,
    For everybody that stands up for animals and Animal Rights, the following two Police Initiatives in February, 2014, have to be taken note of.      In a NUTSHELL :    The Special Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, Delhi Police, has written to all Joint Commissioners of Police, Delhi, and Heads of all Districts, Delhi Police, directing them to ensure that all Officers investigating crimes against animals are familiar with provisions of law relevant for booking crimes against animals and animal protectors, and mention them correctly inRead 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
AWBIs Revised Circular - Pet & Street Dogs published on VoSD pg-1
A Revised Circular has been issued by the Animal Welfare Board of India on Pet Dogs and Street Dogs. It replaces an earlier Circular on this subject, dated 1st February, 2014, which stands withdrawn. The Revised Circular seeks to supplement what was earlier issued, and to add to it. It is stated to have been issued in response to “requests received, to lend clarity and provide answers to recurring vexed questions”, and sets out the correct position in law with respect to various aspects concerning pet dogs and street dogs. TheRead More