Tag: Animals

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  • A cruel place

    A cruel place

    India was a country where people lived together with animals and respected their lives. All this has changed in the last 50 years. What can you say about a country whose government says, happily, that 52 per cent of our exports are meat, fish and leather?

    February 24, 2019
  • Elephants: Good-natured giants

    Elephants: Good-natured giants

    Other animals seeking to cross this Rubicon of parallel roads, such as chital or pig, just bolted across when they felt the coast was clear, but the elephants went about things very deliberately.

    December 2, 2018
  • Tolerant tigers

    Tolerant tigers

    The old saying that two tigers cannot share a hill does not hold at Kanha National Park.

    November 11, 2018
  • Killing the keeper

    Killing the keeper

    It does not matter which discredited industrialist’s interest Avni’s death was meant to serve but by allowing a humungous14,000 square kilometers of green cover to be shorn off over the last 30 years, India has clearly demonstrated the status of its commitment to the natural environment.

    November 11, 2018
  • Meat causes global warming

    Meat causes global warming

    Meat is consumed on a massive scale across the world, with billions of animals killed every year.

    October 13, 2018
  • The rapidly growing sector

    The rapidly growing sector

    With an increase in demand for veterinarians in various places, Veterinary science has become a popular choice among medical aspirants.

    October 5, 2018
  • Why you should feed birds, animals and Brahmins during Pitri Paksha

    Why you should feed birds, animals and Brahmins during Pitri Paksha

    If birds and animals eat the offering, it is indication that the departed soul is happy.

    September 30, 2018
  • 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