Tag: Animals

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  • Feline facts

    Feline facts

    Cats do not hunt, eat or sleep in groups like dogs. They mark territories and avoid each other whenever possible. They have no systems for deciding face-to-face disputes. So, to avoid them, they communicate indirectly by leaving messages-one of which is urine marking.

    September 2, 2018
  • Uttarakhand High Court declares animals as ‘legal entity’

    Uttarakhand High Court declares animals as ‘legal entity’

    The Uttarakhand High Court has declared the animal kingdom, including birds and aquatic animals, legal persons with distinct persona and corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person.

    July 5, 2018
  • Whose health is it?

    Whose health is it?

    Why are we wasting billions of rupees killing millions of animals in testing when it isn’t leading to any medical advancement?

    June 24, 2018
  • When ‘nothing’ is understood

    When ‘nothing’ is understood

    The honey bee, it is found, can make out numbers, and even gets the idea of ‘zero’

    June 13, 2018
  • Suspected Nipah case in Kolkata

    Suspected Nipah case in Kolkata

    The state-run Beliaghata ID Hospital, on Tuesday morning, admitted another patient with symptoms similar to those affected with the deadly Nipah virus (NiV). As per hospital records, this is the third suspected NiV case in West Bengal till now, after Sofikul and Ashik. The 20-year-old Rajesh Mondal, a resident of Domkal in Murshidabad, worked as …

    May 30, 2018
  • Experimenting with animals for human good

    Experimenting with animals for human good

    Industries that make a fool of people into buying what they do not need, or what is bad for their health, use animal suffering to manipulate science. The industry that uses animals the most is the cosmetic/ beauty industry.

    May 27, 2018
  • This needless exploitation of animals

    This needless exploitation of animals

    The animal testing and experimentation industry is everywhere. It is secretive, pervasive and profitable. Most of you don’t even know that the products that you buy have so much suffering in them.

    April 29, 2018
  • Priceless resource

    Priceless resource

    As shown in the study by the Dutch scientist Hoekstra, the food-related water footprint of a consumer can be reduced by 36 per cent by shifting from a meat-based diet to a vegetarian one

    April 14, 2018
  • Raising a stink

    Raising a stink

    Few people, and even less scientists, have been brave enough to even talk about flatulence. It is usually a matter for pre-teenage boys' jokes. But the study of the diet and digestive systems of animals is an important part of understanding how they survive and even how they affect climate change

    April 8, 2018
  • Animals too need care and protection, says Rita Singh

    Animals too need care and protection, says Rita Singh

    "I always wanted to do something for dogs and other animals as well" she said.

    March 30, 2018
  • Going vegan

    Going vegan

    Is it possible to be vegan in a world which is now totally dependent on truly useless things made from animals? I asked myself this question when handed a toothpick on an airline meal. To think that a living, breathing, magnificent tree, lord of the rain, home to thousands of other beings, has been chopped …

    March 18, 2018
  • Performing critical functions

    Performing critical functions

    To regulate the function of various cells and tissues, both plants and animals use chemical signals called hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers secreted by one tissue that regulate the function of other cells or tissues in the same organism. In contrast to growth factors, hormones often act over large distances. In plants and animals, hormones …

    March 14, 2018
  • Nature’s toll

    Nature’s toll

    Nature can appear to be cruel as it has its own way of dealing with population control. Conversely, there are numerous instances, where without a predator, some seemingly harmless animals can become a menace. This is particularly true of those places where humans introduced an animal for food, sport or as a pet. Take, for …

    March 11, 2018
  • Mahananda cams capture rare animals’ photos

    Mahananda cams capture rare animals’ photos

    Trap cameras installed at different locations in the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary have captured images of endangered and rare like the Asiatic Wild Dog or ‘dhole.’ The dog, which is known as Cuon alpinus, has been listed as engendered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The dogs are generally spotted in packs. The …

    March 7, 2018
  • 22 plants, 16 animals listed as threatened in Himachal

    22 plants, 16 animals listed as threatened in Himachal

    The Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board has identified and listed 22 plant and 16 animals species as “threatened”, an official said on Monday. Separate committees of experts were notified by the board in December 2016 to identify the plants and animal species facing extinction, the board’s member secretary, Kunal Satyarthi, said.”On the basis of their …

    February 20, 2018
  • Live wires to stop animals from entering villages

    Live wires to stop animals from entering villages

    To curb the growing man-animal conflict, the Jaldapara National Park authority is all set to fence the Chilapata forest under the National Park with electric wires. The fence, which, however, will not harm the animals, will be layed on a stretch of 18 km around the forest, it is learnt. The forest department in north …

    February 16, 2018
  • Dearly paid for initiative

    Dearly paid for initiative

    Chital, I think, are the most adaptable of our animals. Other deer, even other herbivores like blackbuck, chowsingha and gaur, are not able to change their habits to suit new and less congenial circumstances, but the fast-breeding chital is. For this reason, one needs to think twice, and twice again, before introducing this loveliest of …

    February 11, 2018