Vegans choose not to eat any animal products – no meat

Vegans choose not to eat any animal products - no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey or other animal derived ingredients. They avoid fur, leather and wool products, and products that have been tested on animals, such as body care, cosmetics and house hold cleaning goods, or products containing animal ingredients. The Swedish Ambassador told me … Continue reading Vegans choose not to eat any animal products – no meat

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A friend of mine feeds the crows in Mumbai.

A friend of mine feeds the crows in Mumbai. He calls them by name and they come to feed. But while the birds listen to him, he, of course, can’t understand a single word they say. That is the siddhi I wish I had. In mythology and medieval literature the language of the birds is … Continue reading A friend of mine feeds the crows in Mumbai.

This is for all those people who write to me complaining about the dogs on the streets.

This is for all those people who write to me complaining about the dogs on the streets. They always start their emails by saying they are great animal lovers and they have dogs of their own BUT we must do something about the “dog menace” in order for them, their children, and their dogs, to … Continue reading This is for all those people who write to me complaining about the dogs on the streets.

In 1990 I went to the dreadful Kolkata zoo.

In 1990 I went to the dreadful Kolkata zoo. They had imported a young female giraffe from Africa- a practice we need to ban. She was utterly beautiful with her shy long lashed eyes and graceful ballet legs. I named her Teesta – after the mysterious and spectacular river. The Kolkata zoo officials, and the … Continue reading In 1990 I went to the dreadful Kolkata zoo.

People For Animals Certification

   PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS presents a new way to ensure that the products you buy have been vetted and are certified by the right authorities   People for Animals has officially launched their very own brand certification! Brands can now register with People For Animals to get themselves certified as either ‘Cruelty Free’, ‘Vegan’, or … Continue reading People For Animals Certification

How humans are hijacking scent, the universal animal language

From repelling pests with coyote urine to luring big cats with cologne, humans are using odors to influence animal behavior. THE VILLAGERS OF Maharashtra state held their breath as the body count climbed. Animal activists knew her as Avni. The Indian government called her T1. But no one knew quite what to do with the tiger, the … Continue reading How humans are hijacking scent, the universal animal language

Dr. Madan Mohan Bajaj is not an animal welfare activist.

Dr. Madan Mohan Bajaj is not an animal welfare activist. He doesn’t try to stop cruelty, nor does he protest or go to court. He is the Director General of International Scientific Research & Welfare Organisation, and Chief of the Medical Physics, Immunophysics, Nuclear Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering Research Laboratory of the Department of Physics … Continue reading Dr. Madan Mohan Bajaj is not an animal welfare activist.

Demise of big cats- A monumental challenge for conservation biologists 

  Saikat Kumar Basu n 2018, WWF has released and outstanding poster depicting the sad demise of big wild cats around the planet. The WWF poster is indeed informative and provides a collage of images and texts depicting in brief the pathetic situation of global big wild cats like lions, tigers, leopards, snow leopards, cheetahs, … Continue reading Demise of big cats- A monumental challenge for conservation biologists 

Chanel Becomes the Latest in Luxury Fashion to Ban Fur and Exotic Animal Skins

Luxury French fashion brand Chanel has announced that fur and exotic skins will no longer be used in their collections, making it the latest high-end label to shun animal pelts in its designs. Joining other fashion houses such as Gucci, Versace and Michael Kors, Chanel will no longer use animal fur or skins such as … Continue reading Chanel Becomes the Latest in Luxury Fashion to Ban Fur and Exotic Animal Skins