vegan diet

Link between vegan diet and gut bacteria

To understand how plant-based diets can affect your health, you have to understand ..

Vegan leather
Promote use of vegan leather
When vegans face discrimination
What we wear also kills earth
Animal love

Courses and careers promoting animal welfare

Five years ago I requested the Head of the Bar Council of India to get animal welfare introduced as a subject in the law colleges. ..


Know the terrible viral epidemic that kills pets

India is in the throes of a terrible viral epidemic. Much worse than the Bird Flu, much worse than swine flu. It has 91% mortality ..

Meat stall

Less hurt you cause, more abundance you get!

I have always held that it cannot be a coincidence that India's richest community (the Jains) and biggest business families - Ambani, ..


Drawbacks of artificial insemination of cattle

Artificial insemination (AI)of cattle is widely practiced in countries with intensive cattle production. In 2017, the National Dairy ..


Brutality behind artificial breeding of cattle

India has the world’s largest number of cattle. They are not being worshipped in the temples, they are not ambling through the ..

Meat shop

Dealing with 'meat paradox'

In India most animal welfare people are vegetarians. We, in People for Animals, insist on that. After all, you cannot want to look ..


Why we should stop eating meat and dairy

God/universe/nature has a strict rule: all the suffering caused by man will have to be borne by man. Is anyone on this planet happy? ..


Impurities in honey market

In 2013, India started using Neonicotinoid pesticides in order to protect a crop that Monsanto had promised the Indian farmer he would ..

Bird flu

How to battle bird flu?

While several States of India roil under the latest outbreak of Avian Influenza, the strategy of mass culling of poultry birds, to ..

vegan diet

Raw vegan diet is answer to almost everything

That a vegan diet helps in reducing, and even removing diabetes and heart disease, is fairly well known. While generally higher in ..


Sex, Lies and Drugs

According to a research study, people lie at least once a day, but even that number is probably a lie. However, humans are not the ..


Children of the Same God

In the book/film ‘Sophie’s Choice’, the protagonist is forced to choose between the lives of her two children. How ..


Choose harmless ways to get rid of wild animals

Last week a barasingha strayed into a field in Panchkula. She ate a ball of wheat, only to find it was a homemade bomb and her jaw ..


How to get rid of locusts?

What will we do when locusts come again? Locusts are a group of short-horned grasshoppers that migrate long distances in swarms, crossing ..


‘Sameness’ of all living beings

It is only Western philosophy that draws a dividing line between human and animal (man and beast). The religions - that emerged from ..


Know ORAC value of different food items

Oxidation is a chemical reaction that happens when a substance is exposed to oxygen. For instance, when some foods, like apples and ..


Cruel act of eating baby animals

Nothing is sweeter than a baby of any species: Nothing angers us more than when a human baby is killed. The waste of a life, the cruelty ..

Dairy farm

How dairy, poultry farms contribute to pollution

The Government of India Pollution Control Board has categorised all industries based on a Pollution Index, which calculates the effect ..


Benefits of vegan diet

The more meateaters are pushed onto the back foot by the thousands of people turning vegan every day, the harder they are fighting ..


Why you should not eat meat

Why would any government make policies that make its people poorer and unhealthier ? I can only put this down to a complete ignorance ..


Science and the Dairy Dilemma

The legacy of milk drinking has not come to us from Krishna or the Vedas – nowhere in any of sacred texts does anyone drink milk ..


Animal genitals as food

When Indian elephants meet African elephants, they recognise that they are both elephants. So do Indian tigers meeting Siberian ones ..


When animals are eaten alive

I cannot make up my mind: is the meat eater, who eats dead animals killed in slaughterhouses, worse than the meat eater who kills the ..


Ways to practice compassion

My mother, who is remembered by friends and family alike as the world’s most buoyant and caring person, spent the last few months ..


Compassion is the only meaningful thing in life

Compassion is not a hobby, or something you do in a good mood, or when you are well fed, or with your friends. It is a mental state, ..

stray dog

Why people treat stray dogs differently

In the last two months three people, two working in a newspaper and one in a magazine, have savagely attacked the lakhs of animal feeders ..


Marvelous creatures vanishing from nature

Help!! I’m being cheated. The meat industry, the pesticide polluters, the hunters and the factories have combined to make so ..

passenger pigeon

Spreading hate against pigeons

A month ago I received distress calls from people in Mumbai that the municipal commissioner had suddenly swooped down on a 20 year ..

Wild boar

Meet some 'ecosystem engineers'

The Kerala government has brought in sharp shooters to kill a tiger in Pathanamthitta. The tiger has allegedly killed one person, a ..


Pigeons as messengers

I like pigeons. Their voices are soft and rhythmic. I have put up baskets for them in the front verandah and they live there quietly ..


Not only deaths, lives of elephants too matter!

The recent deaths of elephants in Kerala by home made bombs, and in Chhatisgarh by poisoning their waterholes, has brought this gentle, ..


Flip side of human-animal conflicts

District Forest Officers and rangers are not trained in ecology. Ecology means the interrelationship of all things – what happens ..

Animal love

Loving animals during lockdown

During this time of lockdown, thousands and thousands of Indians, especially women, have cut back on their daily food and fed the street ..

Horse Cart

Stop torturing horses

In Pilibhit, as in most districts of the Tarai, a large number of vehicles are still horse drawn. This is not just true of this area, ..


Pigeons are intelligent birds

While we all know that crows are very bright, few people know about the abilities and intelligence of the pigeon. Pigeons can multitask ..


Chicken turns rubbery not only due to undercooking

I must have pointed out a hundred problems in eating chicken. The latest is something that has the poultry industry really worried ..


Hens sing when they're happy!

Did you know that hens sing when they are happy ? In the entire lockdown period when I was completely alone for almost two months, ..


Milk can be hazardous to lungs

One of the effects of this corona pandemic is to make you think about your lungs and respiratory system. Can you breathe easily ? ..


Why cows are much like humans

Rosamund Young has written a book called the 'Secret Life of Cows' which, surprisingly for a book on animals, has shot to the ..


Live and help live; be it humans or animals

Savitri Devi, born Maximiani Portas in 1905 of Greek-English parents, wrote a very thought provoking and profound book called “Impeachment ..


Animal cruelty on the rise during lockdown

When people were restricted to their homes on March 24th, I thought that it would be an opportunity for everyone to discover the best ..


Coronavirus fear shields threat of Bovine Tuberculosis

We select one disease to be mortally afraid of – and ignore all the diseases that we should be scared of. One of these is bovine ..

Egg yolk

Colour of egg yolk is a matter of concern

Over the years we have been conditioned to like certain things and dislike others. Sometimes these likes come in waves called fashion ..

broiler chicken

Why are broiler chickens lame?

Every now and then I rescue chickens from the illegal roadside khokhas, where they sit in wire cages and watch their brothers being ..