animal cruelty

Judges be aware of animal cruelty

Some of our judges are now beginning to understand what animal cruelty does to a ..

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When animals are made election symbols
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Strangest eyes in nature
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Threat of multidrug resistant fungi

Animals do vote, booze, eavesdrop on conversations like humans

Are we the only ones who vote, drink, sleep around, eavesdrop on conversations? Every animal does the same thing. So, why not see the ..

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Thou shalt not cause pain to animals

There are many things we do without thinking and, in the process, we cause great pain. In my universe, the Ten Commandments have no ..


Start feeding crows to stop them disappearing from world

Back to one of my favourite subjects: crows. They are slowly disappearing so please save them now. Give them shelled peanuts, rice, ..


Would you want to get addicted to the cocktail of drugs in meat?

Some time ago I wrote an article about the cocktail of drugs in meat in India. One of the drugs that I mentioned was Ractopamine. ..

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Are there similarities between humans and other species?

Are all beings the same? Yes, the human, the hammerhead worm, oyster, chicken and the shark: all of us have the same emotions, fears, ..

Mesodinium chamaeleon

This living organism is both animal and plant

Mesodinium chamaeleon, a strange green creature found in Denmark that lives at the bottom of the sea, is causing researchers to rethink ..


Crows are so smart, sophisticated and family minded

A few days ago I was on my early morning walk when a crow sitting on my gate started cawing to me. He was very agitated and I stood ..


Soon, mosquitoes will be the deadliest animals in world

Do people really understand climate change and global warming? A few days of unseasonal chill brings back the sceptic in everyone – ..

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Health benefits of having pet animals at home

I meet so many mothers who won’t let their children walk barefoot in the house or the park, won’t let them touch snails, ..


Strange jobs that involve wild animals

"Mama, what does Papa do in office?" "He scares monkeys, darling." What are the strangest jobs that involve wild ..


How deadly is balloon for ocean wildlife?

My mind and body have instinctively always had the right feelings towards things that are harmful for the planet – it is almost ..


Too much cholesterol can damage your arteries, ups the risk of heart disease

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance in the body. It is produced by your body (75% by your liver). The rest comes from the food you ..


All you need to know about the eggs you buy from market!

Eggs have always been considered to be a standard safe food. Few people realise that every egg is different, and some may not be fit ..

Foie Gras

Foie Gras, the French dish made with extreme cruelty to ducks

Many years ago, I asked a stylish, older, film actress from Mumbai whether she would be the ambassador of my animal welfare organization ..


Ants are really much better than humans?

What is the difference between you and an ant? From war making to making slaves, from inventing medicines to farming, they do it much ..


Some lesser known fact about insects killed by pesticides

There are no pests, no weeds, in nature. There are beings who get in the way of humans growing food, or destroying the habitat in order ..


Once, India worshipped and respected animals

India was not always this cruel. Inspite of the culture of animal sacrifice and ritual hunts by tribals, it was, by and large, a peaceful ..


Eating chicken means eating arsenic

“We have guests for dinner. Wife, please make them delicious chicken curry with arsenic in it. No? Then let’s take them ..


Major discoveries made without animal experimentation

Claudius Galenus, known as Galen, was a Greek physician/surgeon in the Roman empire who was physician to several Roman emperors. He, ..


Ways to improve the lives of animals

Every country is replete with innovations in policy: things that make life better for everyone. If we had a team in Niti Ayog, whose ..


The problem with factory farm system

California has a very interesting political system. This allows organisations and individuals to bypass politicians and put potential ..

Water conservation

Eating less meat could help save water

In India, there is a term in the Irrigation Department known as "dark area". This means a place where there is no point putting ..

Fur boots

Ethics of using fur

Last year I went to the house of the head of a group of Jains in Nagpur. Along the way I was told how religious his family was, how ..

Organic Farming

Importance of organic farming

Organic farming for me is as important as animal welfare. Both save thousands of species and make the world a better place for humans ..

Fish market

Should people stop eating fish?

I’ve heard many people suggest that fish is much healthier than red meat and chicken. Non-vegetarians are encouraged to make ..


Animal-to-human organ transplants

A hundred years from now, if scientists have their way, many humans will be partly pig and baboon. I mean really, not metaphorically ..


Arguments against experimenting on dogs

For years the scientific community has been talking about the uselessness of experimenting on dogs. According to most scientists and ..


Animals in Mythology

In the ancient world, humans were not just close to animals but, in most cases, deeply dependent on them. Since they were part of the ..

Elkhorn coral

Organisms that defy categories

Life is so complex. We think of all beings as animals or plants and this means a lot when you are vegetarian and determined not to ..


Pesticide menace: Are eggs safe to eat?

All over Europe eggs have been found to be contaminated by a dangerous pesticide called Fipronil. The eggs originated from poultry ..


The plight of fish in aquariums

I hate seeing fish in small cramped tanks in offices and homes. Their large eyes stare at me, begging me to release them into their ..


How to eat healthy during pregnancy

A great deal of thought should go into what you eat when you are pregnant. After all, the food you eat will decide what allergies your ..


Altruism in Animals

Altruism is the conscious and deliberate giving of something you may need yourself but are prepared to donate for another’s wellbeing ..

Cattle market

Cattle sale rules were long overdue

On May 23rd the Government of India issued rules regulating the cattle market. Kerala went ballistic and, without anyone having read ..


Do good people allow pain to be inflicted on animals?

Veganism finally has meat eating on the run in the United Kingdom. Not only are the ad campaigns, all over metro stations, really big ..

Zone tailed hawk

Masters of deception

Mimicry, by changing form, shape and colour on the spot, is unique to animals. Imagine if you went into a Chinese, or African, neighbourhood ..


Who's cleaner: Animals or humans?

A human eats, defecates, reproduces, dies. And in between tries to give meaning to his life by being as destructive as he can of everything ..