To the defence of the defenceless
Although several organisations espouse the cause of animals, people still have to learn to be compassionate to them
Barbarism to animals has a hoary pedigree
Through the centuries, human beings have tried to establish their dominance over animals, killing them for both food and sport. Even today, …
Dogs for dinner
Born free, but...
...doomed to extinction all over the world, large carnivores may yet
be saved following urgent companies in Asian countries and eksewhere,
Snares laid in inhabited areas in Goa have citizens and officials caught in a noose of concern
Coping with the nuisanceof urban monkeys may be beyond human patience. But shooting or declaring them pests will not serve the problem. Only a …
Rajasthan's camel population has reduced dramatically during the last ten years. The Pali, Rajasthan-based non-governmental organisation Lokhit-…
Murder in the sanctuary
The killing of tigers and of forest guards in Ranthambore is the result of a conservation strategy that took away the rights of the local people …
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 …
The stink of onions
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?
The guinea pig debate
Is there an alternative to guinea pigs in laboratory testing? Two members of the scientific community give their views
Killing is no answer
Here are 18 steps to deal with monkeys that enter human habitation areas. They do not involve killing them
Curbing beastly agony
Activists fighting to halt the use of animals for testing have succeeded partially
An urge to act
Will the new animal welfare Act balance interests of animals and humans?
UK-based animal welfare group People for Ethical Treatment of Animals has been campaigning against Indian leather, alleging ill-treatment of …
Animals on the way out
WHALE OF A SUIT
Rights for apes
We are ready to give rights to animals. It sounds and looks good. The question is where do we draw the line?