Animal Rights

  • Money earned from illegal animal slaughtering funds terrorism: Maneka Gandhi September 14, 2014

    Jaipur: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday expressed concern about India being the world's largest beef exporter and claimed that the money from illegal animal slaughter was used for perpetrating acts of terrorism. "We are the largest beef exporters in the world and also killing them for leather production. We are...
  • Former owner files a case to reclaim Raju, the starved and dehydrated elephant who cried after being rescued from his spiked shackles September 1, 2014

    Kept in spiked shackles that cut into his legs for nearly 50 years and nearing death from dehydration and starvation, Raju, the elephant had made headlines around the world when tears rolled down his eyes after a team from a wildlife charity rescued him in the dead of the night...
  • Fifteen peacocks killed in Nagaur this week, allege animal rights activist May 31, 2014

    Fifteen peacocks have been killed in Nagaur district of the state this week, an animal rights activist on Saturday alleged. Babulal Jaju, state incharge of People for Animals, an animal welfare organisation, has alleged that seven peacocks were found dead on May 28 while carcasses of eight others were found on...
  • News 360: EC says no to Modi rally in Varanasi, BJP calls for protest May 7, 2014

    Soon after the Election Commission denied permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold a rally in Varanasi, the party lashed out at the Returning Officer in Varanasi for his biased behaviour. ...
  • Pak: White tiger used by Nawaz Sharif's party as poll prop dies May 8, 2013

    Islamabad: A white tiger being used by the PMLN in its election campaign in Pakistan, died on because of prolonged exposure to heat, according to media reports on Wednesday. The white tiger had been spotted at rallies addressed by Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of PMLN chief Nawaz Sharif. The tiger was...
  • Register FIR against Maneka Gandhi, court tells police March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has directed police to register an FIR on a complaint filed by a doctor against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi and others for forcibly taking away his eight pet dogs from his house. "Let the FIR be registered in the...
  • Screen 'kitty porn' in Karnataka Assembly: PETA February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Animal rights organisation PETA on Monday wrote a letter to the Karnataka assembly speaker urging him to screen "Kitty Porn" video in the house, to garner support of legislators for sterlisation of stray cats and dogs. "We have sent a letter to K.G. Bopaiah, speaker of the Karnataka...
  • PETA to launch porn site September 19, 2011

    New York: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, no stranger to attention-grabbing campaigns featuring nude women, plans to launch a pornography website in the name of animal rights. The nonprofit organisation, whose controversial campaigns draw criticism from women's rights groups, said it hopes to raise awareness of veganism through...
  • Celina locks herself in a cage for PETA campaign March 15, 2011

    Celina Jaitley locked herself in a cage to protest against a medical institute that uses animals for research. ...
  • Khursheed Mir: The 'Pied Piper' of Srinagar March 1, 2011

    Srinagar: The story of 'The Pied Piper' has been brought to reality by Khursheed Mir known as the 'Pied Piper of Srinagar city'. Only this time Khursheed is getting rid of the dogs of Srinagar city in his bid to save people from dog bites. Mir claims that he can do...
  • Pamela urges AIIMS to retire aging monkeys February 19, 2011

    Chennai: Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson on Saturday urged All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi, to retire aging monkeys at its research facilities and complained of various other issues faced by different animals there. Writing on behalf of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, the 'Barb-Wire' star said...
  • PETA backs off as Woods threatens to sue February 27, 2010

    New York: A leading animal rights group has dropped its plan to use disgraced golf champion Tiger Woods' image on a billboard close to his residence after the organisation was contacted by the lawyers of the golfer. PETA planned to erect a giant billboard near the house of the troubled sports...
  • Activists condemn 20,000 animals' sacrifice in Nepal November 25, 2009

    Kathmandu: Animal rights activist have condemned the single largest mass slaughter of animals sacrifice which is going to take place in Nepal. Tens of thousands of buffaloes, goats and birds would be slaughtered during the festival as part of the ritual sacrifice dating back hundred of years. Thousands of devotees...
  • Elephant's death at Amer Fort raises question of animal safety August 25, 2009

    New Delhi: A 25-year-old elephant died at the Amer Fort in Rajasthan after efforts to tranquilise it and bring it under control failed. The female elephant, Naina, went astray from her normal route while carrying tourists to the fort on Sunday. Forest officials who rushed to the spot had to pump her...
  • Watch: Obama poses with a furry friend for a magazine cover January 9, 2009

    US President elect Barack Obama has a 3-legged furry friend- posing for a magazine cover with her. 'Baby', as she's called, is a poster-dog for animal rights.. CNNs Jeanne Moos reports.... ...
  • VJ Luke Kenny roots for a police force for animals November 19, 2008

    A Mumbai tabloid reported today that stray dogs are being tortured in the western suburbs. The dogs were gagged and their eyes gouged out. Is a serial dog tormentor on the loose? We asked animal lover and VJ, actor, director, producer, critic and a man with a very strong opinion, Luke...
  • Animal abusers can turn criminals: PETA November 9, 2008

    New Delhi: If caught, they can get away paying a fine of Rs 50. Those who torture and abuse, however, can be equally dangerous to humans and need to be punished accordingly, feel animal activists. Animal rights activists in Mumbai actually have launched a hunt for the perpetrator who cruelly...
  • Citizen journo busts AIIMS animal house of horrors October 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the country’s top government hospital, has been accused of ill-treating animals during experiments. A citizen journalist, who wished to remain anonymous, sent CNN-IBN pictures of AIIMS officials ill-treating animals during drug tests. The law says animals must not be used for experiments...
  • Animal welfare board growls at Vodafone pug advert May 1, 2008

    Chennai: The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has accused telecom service provider Vodafone of indulging in cruelty to animals and issued a legal notice to the company and to Bangalore-based Nirvana Films, makers of an advertisement that shows a pug running after a school bus. In its notice sent...
  • In Pics: Anoushka, Malaika go wild for a cause January 15, 2008

    PETA's eighth anniversary in India was marked by presence of Bollywood star John Abraham taking up the noble cause. There was even a delicious eggless cake to celebrate the event. ...
  • 'Dog sacrifice' angers activists June 22, 2007

    Bangalore: Animal lovers in Bangalore were up in arms after they read an invitation to a religious function at the Shaneshwara temple, which said 25 dogs would be sacrificed during the function on Friday. “We came across a pamphlet which said they are going to burn 25 dogs alive so...
  • Street vendor arrested for killing dog May 16, 2007

    Mumbai: A street vendor in Mumbai, on Wednesday, was arrested for killing a dog in the city's posh Juhu area. The man was identified as Raju Gowda and he is alleged to have killed the dog because it apparently refused to move away from his food stall. Gowda reportedly threw a...
  • Dog menace: Sterilise or kill? June 17, 2007

    Chennai: Chennai seems to be next on line to tackle the stray dog problem after Bangalore took steps to alleviate the problem. Three-year-old Harshini cannot be blamed for being scared of stray dogs. One recently bit her when she stepped out of her house to go shopping with her...
  • Anoushka explores her wild side June 19, 2007

    One would normally see Anoushka Shankar with a sitar immersed in music but CNN-IBN caught her wearing a cat suit and climbing a tree. In case you're wondering what’s going on, well, the musician is doing it all for a cause. Paras: We have got Anoushka Shankar exploring her wild side...
  • Stray dogs to be killed in Bangalore June 16, 2007

    Bangalore: Three days after a nine year old girl was bitten to death by stray dogs in Bangalore, the health minister has ordered that all diseased stray dogs be killed mercilessly. "I have ordered the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike that all ferocious diseased dogs be killed mercilessly," said R Ashok Health...
  • Canine marriage goes to the dogs December 17, 2006

    New Delhi: A Hindu wedding ceremony of 18 dogs has been called off after hard-line religious groups and animal rights activists said it was a mockery of the religion and cruel to the canines, a newspaper reported on Sunday. The marriage of nine dogs to nine bitches to promote canine culture...