Parsi Tag

The Love of Animals and the Holiness of the Dog In Zoroastrianism by Ardeshir Fahramd , Posted on July 11, 2011 In today’s Iran, some ruling clergy teach that the love of animals, and especially fondness for dogs is a decadent, western value. Unfortunately , stray dogs are killed and abused. My purpose in this article is to show that that the love of pets/dogs is an ancient, revered tradition of the original Iranians; an ancient virtue and a common Indo-European value that must be honored. Ehtirám-I sag; or “greatRead More
All images and text © Abodh Aras, CEO, The Welfare Of Stray Dogs, Mumbai. Used with permission by The Voice of Stray Dogs. “Rani” has been living at the Bhikaji Behram Kua (Parsi Well) for the past 15 years. This well is located near Cross Maidan. It was dug in 1725 by a Parsi citizen as a thanksgiving gesture after being saved from a potential calamity. Rani has slowed down over the years and is found sitting in the compound of the well precinct. She sits either at the doorRead More
The Love of Animals and the Holiness of the Dog In Zoroastrianism – a letter to the Parsi side of Diana Bharucha of Stray Dog Free Bangalore (SDFB) Written by Ms Persis Master, a Parsee on 16 July 2010 this is an open letter appealing to Ms Diana Bharucha (a fellow Parsee and the Convenor, Founder and the voice of Stray Dog Free Bangalore (SDFB)  [an organization vocally against any strays in the city of Bangalore and taking a a consistent exptreme view that strays and people can’t co-exist and allRead More