I am hopeful that in my lifetime I am going to see a disruptive change in the eating ..
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found in all the cells in your body. Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones, ..
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. ..
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 ..
I have always held that it cannot be a coincidence that India's richest community (the Jains) and biggest business families - Ambani, ..
Artificial insemination (AI)of cattle is widely practiced in countries with intensive cattle production. In 2017, the National Dairy ..
In India most animal welfare people are vegetarians. We, in People for Animals, insist on that. After all, you cannot want to look ..
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? ..
In 2013, India started using Neonicotinoid pesticides in order to protect a crop that Monsanto had promised the Indian farmer he would ..
While several States of India roil under the latest outbreak of Avian Influenza, the strategy of mass culling of poultry birds, to ..
That a vegan diet helps in reducing, and even removing diabetes and heart disease, is fairly well known. While generally higher in ..
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 ..
In the book/film ‘Sophie’s Choice’, the protagonist is forced to choose between the lives of her two children. How ..
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 ..
What will we do when locusts come again? Locusts are a group of short-horned grasshoppers that migrate long distances in swarms, crossing ..
It is only Western philosophy that draws a dividing line between human and animal (man and beast). The religions - that emerged from ..
Oxidation is a chemical reaction that happens when a substance is exposed to oxygen. For instance, when some foods, like apples and ..
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 ..
The Government of India Pollution Control Board has categorised all industries based on a Pollution Index, which calculates the effect ..
The more meateaters are pushed onto the back foot by the thousands of people turning vegan every day, the harder they are fighting ..
Why would any government make policies that make its people poorer and unhealthier ? I can only put this down to a complete ignorance ..
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 ..
When Indian elephants meet African elephants, they recognise that they are both elephants. So do Indian tigers meeting Siberian ones ..
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 ..
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 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, ..
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 ..
Help!! I’m being cheated. The meat industry, the pesticide polluters, the hunters and the factories have combined to make so ..
A month ago I received distress calls from people in Mumbai that the municipal commissioner had suddenly swooped down on a 20 year ..
The Kerala government has brought in sharp shooters to kill a tiger in Pathanamthitta. The tiger has allegedly killed one person, a ..
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 ..
The recent deaths of elephants in Kerala by home made bombs, and in Chhatisgarh by poisoning their waterholes, has brought this gentle, ..
District Forest Officers and rangers are not trained in ecology. Ecology means the interrelationship of all things – what happens ..
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, ..
While we all know that crows are very bright, few people know about the abilities and intelligence of the pigeon. Pigeons can multitask ..
I must have pointed out a hundred problems in eating chicken. The latest is something that has the poultry industry really worried ..
Did you know that hens sing when they are happy ? In the entire lockdown period when I was completely alone for almost two months, ..
One of the effects of this corona pandemic is to make you think about your lungs and respiratory system. Can you breathe easily ? ..
Rosamund Young has written a book called the 'Secret Life of Cows' which, surprisingly for a book on animals, has shot to the ..
Savitri Devi, born Maximiani Portas in 1905 of Greek-English parents, wrote a very thought provoking and profound book called “Impeachment ..
When people were restricted to their homes on March 24th, I thought that it would be an opportunity for everyone to discover the best ..
A few experiences of the millions I have had during the first phase of COVID lockdown. On March 24th, when the lockdown was announced, ..
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 ..
Every now and then I rescue chickens from the illegal roadside khokhas, where they sit in wire cages and watch their brothers being ..
Mimicry, by changing form, shape and colour, is unique to animals. Imagine if you went into a Chinese or African neighbourhood ..
Last year I went to Belagavi, Karnataka to answer a frantic call for help by local residents who had uncovered a number of cold storages ..
The moon influences life with its light. Moonlight, its presence and absence, affects reproduction, foraging, communication and other ..