What Sudha Murty’s new book tells us about animal emotions and welfare
At a time when many people are rethinking the human-animal relationship from both a scientific and moral respective, The Gopi Diaries …
Cage the abusers
In battery cages, egg-laying hens are suffocated, debeaked and injected with antibiotics. Their only hope lies with the Delhi High Court, which …
Fences have big effects on land and wildlife around the world that are rarely measured
A recent compilation of studies from ecosystems around the world shows that fences produce a complex range of ecological effects
What to do about Liberia's island colony of abandoned lab chimps?
These chimpanzees were intentionally infected with hepatitis and other pathogens to help develop a range of vaccines
Food and dissent
Sunita Narain's response to the comments on her previous editorial "Why I would not advocate vegetarianism"
Lift ban on shahtoosh trade in Kashmir; provide livelihood options: panel to Centre
The panel has urged Centre to conserve and breed chiru goats as that will revive the shatoosh industry and also the chiru population
The pain of truncated lives
The Supreme Court's much-awaited judgement on ownership rules for captive elephants could bring clarity on regulation
First, justify jallikattu?
If the tradition has to be kept alive in spirit, then its proponents must muster courage to walk the talk
Leonardo da Vinci revisited: Was he an environmentalist ahead of his time?
Leonardo’s notebooks are filled with illustrations of nature, their interactions with humans and in local ecosystems
Centre intends to notify rules for regulating livestock markets, taking care of seized animals
Every year, tens of thousands of cattle are routinely smuggled across the borders into Nepal for sacrifice
Racket trafficking Bengal monitor lizards busted in Odisha
The species is one of the most illegally traded reptiles and its population is dwindling
Apex court orders all states to ensure sterilisation and vaccination of stray dogs
Order comes in response to petitions by animal welfare groups that local bodies were not doing enough on the matter
Pangolin poaching: 2 rescued, 17 kg scales recovered in Odisha in 11 days
In the latest case, over 3 kg pangolin scales were recovered from Balasore district August 2, 2021
Shark in a soup
The fish, high in demand for its fin, is dwindling in the Indian waters. Will a mere ban on finning protect it?
Centre asks road-making authorities to avoid construction in protected areas
Get all clearances for unavoidable projects through national parks, sanctuaries: Ministry to NHAI, others
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 6, 2022)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
Centre lays down policy on cattle dehorning & castration 63 years after implementation of animal cruelty Act
Notification defines how to carry out painful procedures on animals; rearers say cattle at mercy of veterinarian
Finally, stricter rules for transporting livestock in India
The amended rules specify the size of partitions for different categories of livestock and poultry inside transport vehicles
Delhi has joined several Indian states in banning glue pads for rodent control. But what about poison?
Despite well-known dangers, anticoagulant rodenticides remain a popular, unregulated method to control rats in India
Supreme Court warns of criminal prosecution against those found torturing captive elephants
Despite rules to protect the animals from cruelty, many temples in Kerala continue to organise processions of these animals without taking into …
UK-based animal welfare group People for Ethical Treatment of Animals has been campaigning against Indian leather, alleging ill-treatment of …
BIG CAT CONUNDRUM
The tiger occupies a hallowed seat in India. Ecologists believe that millions of small ecological processes live out their routine lives under …