Animal Welfare Board of India Tag

Each time there is an animal cruelty case, petitions or demands of actions are made to the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).  AWBI is a bureaucracy within an bureaucracy (Ministry of Environment and Forests) AND subservient to it – that can’t be a recipe of pro-activeness!  Ms Menaka Gandhi is the next best stop for action – but Ms Gandhi works on a range of issues that are brought to her notice the best she can and surely she can’t be the default for all action. So is the fate of India’sRead More
It is by now, trite, that the manner of dealing with stray canines, and controlling their population, is set out in the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001. The Rules envisage that community dogs shall be sterilized in the manner, and after following the procedure set out these Rules. Further, that they shall then be vaccinated for protection against rabies; and released back into the very areas that they were picked up from. Release back into the locality that each individual animal is picked from is extremely important, because dogs,Read More
Read/ Download/ Print the report from here Excerpt: The Animal Welfare Board of India (henceforth AWBI) has taken up the implementation of the animal birth control (henceforth ABC) program for canines on a national scale with two objectives—to end the presence of stray dogs on roads and public spaces and free India from the incidence of rabies by 2020. Under this program, stray dogs are picked up, neutered, vaccinated against rabies and released in the respective areas from where they had been captured. The ABC program constitutes the only effectiveRead More
This video was shot on 13 Dec 2011 following the inspection on 6 Dec 2011 of the illegal AWS operation. The video clearly shows: Completely illegal ABC operation in progress under the aegis of the BBMP Small pups about 2 months being operated Incorrect tagging on almost all dogs – forget location even the sex, color and weight are not correct No weighing for dogs brought in at all – all medication is by ‘estimation’ of a driver/ worker/ helpful Other areas being raided to complete ‘quota’ for ABC surgeryRead More
The President, Veterinary Council of India informed the Chairperson, Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) that pursuant to AWBI issuing an advisory against tail docking and ear cropping of dogs, the Veterinary Council of India has written to the Registrars of all Veterinary/Agricultural Universities having veterinary facilities, the Registrars of all State Veterinary Councils, the Deans of all Veterinary Colleges, the Directors of the Animal Husbandry departments of all States advising them to apprise all veterinary practitioners and students to refrain from resorting to cosmetic surgeries, with immediate effect.Read More
Following the reports and information available with the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), AWBI vide communique No.10-683/07-08 AWO on 12th October, 2011 issued a notice permanently de-recognizing AWS (The Animal Welfare Society, Plot No. 238IInd FloorKamalapuri Colony Phase II Srinagar Colony, Hyderabad-500073; E-mail : info@animalwelfaresociety.in) as an Animal Welfare Organizations (AWO) operating in India. The communication clearly stated that: AWBI is vested with the power of ‘recognizing’ organizations holding themselves out as being animal welfare organizations, particularly for the purpose of participating in animal birth control programs at the behest ofRead More
The Voice of Stray dogs has brought out 2 previous reports on the abysmal conditions & horrific treatement meted out to strays dogs at the AWS facilities. These can be seen as the 1st report on AWB Bangalore & 2nd report in AWS Bangalore. But clearly in-spite of all the evidence gathering, reporting and submissions publicly, to BBMP to AWBI nothing has changed at AWS Bangalore – where the work of systematic cruelty goes on unabated. AWS has no regard for the AWBI SOP, BBMP or in the least the strays dogs. AndRead More