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As affluence in India rises more and more larger animals such as bovines,  camels and increasigly horses are slaughtered to show the ‘status ‘ of the person making the sacrifice. Slaughter was symbolic and never meant to be a status parade that it has become. Even on Bakr Eid slaughter of animals other than goats or sheep is not allowed under Indian law. No slaughter is allowed other than at a slaughter house under legal procedure and an exception is provided for ritual slaughter on Eid but can only beRead More
This is Part IV of a multipart photo feature on Srinagar, Kashmir’s dogs which gives an insight into where and how they really live. These pictures of dogs in Srinagar’s Bandh Road, Shivpora, Uptown area. Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs inRead More
VOSD shares Legal Framework for Stray Dogs In India
Many large Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) and Managing committees (MC) write to us asking us to take away all the stray dogs from their societies/gated community/ buildings etc. They don’t realize that relocating stray dogs is an illegal act. VOSD is the world’s largest no-kill rescue and sanctuary, and the largest provider of legal and medical expertise on dogs. And we would like to provide a legal framework for stray dogs so that everyone understand the rights of Stray Dogs and what they can and cannot do when it comesRead 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
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
[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 eat but commit mass murder – far greater than their capacity to consume. From New Delhi to Mysore to Kanpur newspaper stories are full of how dogs entered the zoo and committed this carnage! No-one bothers toRead More
Lodhi Gardens, spread over 90 acres in the heart of New Delhi, is a hotspot for morning walks for Delhi-ites. Lodhi Gardens contains the tombs of Mohammed Shah, Sikander Lodhi as the architectural works of the 15th century Sayyid and Lodhi dynasties. The site is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The space and buildings have lasted 500 years and walkers and dogs have coexisted for a century but what the Lodhi’s and walkers did not plan were on Bandicoots! On the 5th of October, 2012, the Times ofRead More
This is Part III of a multipart photo feature on Srinagar, Kashmir’s dogswhich gives an insight into where and how they really live. Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs in Kerala have been reflected on these pages many a time.Read More
This is Part II of a multipart photo feature on Srinagar, Kashmir’s dogs which gives an insight into where and how they really live. Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs in Kerala have been reflected on these pages manyRead More
Kashmir has the tradition of ‘Kashmiriyat’. An etiquette and manner and tolerance uniquely Kashmiri. But Kashmir also has the ‘tradition’ of killing dogs by poisoning them every summer. Much the same way they are in Kerala. To keep the streets relatively free for the ‘tourist’. Issues related to stray dogs in Kashmir, and related to stray dogs in Kerala have been reflected on these pages many a time. The reports that come from Kashmir will make you believe that Srinagar, and the rest of Kashmir is overrun by large dog moving around inRead More