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Saturday, March 29

King Penguin In Danger

King penguins, that feed on fish and squid at the northern edges of Antarctica, are seen in this undated handout photo. King penguins are threatened by global warming, which is cutting down their food supply. King penguins are the second largest species after emperor penguins. (Reuters Photo)

Source: Times Of India
Contributor: Nikhil Jain

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Under Threat!!

Indian villagers collect prawn shrimps from a river bank in the Sunderbans, some 125 kms south east of Kolkata. The delta of Sunderbans, the world's largest mangrove forest covering 26,000 square kilometres in India and neighbouring Bangladesh, is under threat of rising sea levels of some 3 mm per year. Environmentalists says that the planting of mangroves can protect the unique forest which is also the habitat of Royal Bengal Tigers. (AFP PHOTO)

Source: Times Of India
Contributor: Nikhil Jain

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Whaling Effect!!

A Minke whale and her calf being towed up the rear ramp of the Japanese whaling vessel in the Southern Ocean. Australia released pictures of whales killed by a Japanese fleet ahead of a possible legal challenge to stop the annual slaughter, fuelling public anger over the practice. A photo of an adult Minke whale and her calf being towed up the rear ramp of a Japanese factory processing ship in Antarctic waters prompted headlines including 'They call it science'. (Reuters Photo)
Source: Times Of India
Contributor: Nikhil Jain

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Bears Under Threat

Wildlife scientists say the accelerated loss of arctic sea ice may cause polar bears to disappear in the next 50 years. Polar Bears International and the San Diego Zoo announced a new alliance 31 January 2008 to establish a conservation program, 'Arctic Ambassadors', that will generate scientific information to support conservation, it will become a vanguard messenger for the polar bear conservation crisis and the threats facing the arctic and the globe due to climate change. (AFP Photo)

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Sunday, March 23

The Small Friend : Sumatran Elephant

Sumatran elephant, the smallest of the Asian elephants, is facing serious pressures due to illegal logging and rapid forests conversion to palm oil plantations. As forests shrink, elephants are increasingly closer to fields and cultivated land, generating conflict with humans that often result in the death of the elephants by poisoning or capture. The Minas Elephant Training Centre in Indonesia protects more than 40 elephants from around 200 elephants in Riau's forests. (Reuters Photo)

Source: Times Of India

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Buffalo Homage

A Thai monk gestures in front of thousands of water buffalo skulls collected at Wat Hua Krabeu temple on the outskirts of Bangkok. Shaded under simple tarmac shelters, thousands of water buffalo skulls are stacked in piles that tower over two metres high, a grim homage to an animal that was once an iconic part of Thailand's landscape. The kingdom has about 1.3 million buffaloes, down from 4.7 million in 1990. Phra Khru Wiboonpattankit has been collecting the skulls for more than 35 years. He hopes eventually to have enough to build a three-storey tower that will house a memorial to the beast. (AFP Photo)

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Saturday, March 22

First Aid

Maggoted wounds are most common to be seen in stray dogs. . With a little bit of learning and experience you can heal them yourselfs! Contact your local vet to teach you how to use injections and medicines. This is how we heal maggot wounds.

1) First of all put a leash in the neck to restrain the dog.

2) Then put some turpentine oil (medical not the paint one) directly on the wound and ensure that the whole of the wound is engorged with turpentine. If possible plug the wound with a cotton swab soaked in turpentine.

3) Then inject "Ivermectine" SC (Subcutaneous) 1ml per 50kg body weight. Please learn how to use injections from your vet.

4) A strong antibiotic should be given as well. Amikacin is a good choice. Give 100 mg to an adult IM (intramuscular) or SC (Subcutaneous).

5) Injection Ivermectin may be repeated after 48 hrs. and a third dose may be given after one week if required.Daily dose of anti biotic alongwith application of turpentine will help in healing the wound fast..

6) If the dog is aggressive you can calm him by using tranquilizers. Please dont use them unless you are experienced.

Deep seated maggoted wounds or wounds in ears, skull and some other portions of the body are almost impossible to heal especially if the patient is a stray. So the voice of humanity is EUTHANASIA (PTS). Call a doctor as early as possible.

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Friday, March 21


Over 5,000 turtles killed in Orissa since '07

BHUBANESWAR: Despite a ban on fishing along Orissa coast, a large number of rare Olive Ridley Turtles were killed and their carcasses found scattered on the beaches from Chilika lake to Paradip port, official sources said.

While conservation groups claimed that at least 12,000 turtles were killed from November 2007 till date, the state government put the figure at 5,000.

Over two lakh turtles visit Orissa coast every year for annual nesting. They lay eggs at Gahirmatha beach, Devi region and Rusikulya river mouth.

According to international NGO, Greenpeace, over 4,000 carcasses were found in Devi region alone till February.

"This is well above the average mortality figure of 2,470 recorded in the area in the last seven years", Sanjiv Gopal, oceans campaigner of Greenpeace said.

The conservation group apprehends that turtle mortality could be more than the previous years with two months still left for completion of the nesting season of turtles.

While lauding forest department for containing turtle mortality in Rushikulya river mouth, Greenpeace alleged that it had failed in checking movement of trawlers in Devi region.

Gopal alleged that a large number of turtles were killed due to unchecked trawler movement near shore water disrupting turtle congregation leading to their death.

The claims of the conservation group were supported by the Wildlife Society of Orissa which also blamed the state government for the large scale turtle mortality in the state's coast.

Contributed By: Nikhil Jain
Source : Internet

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Tuesday, March 18

From food to fad: It’s a dog’s life in China

Despite the emergence of Western-style pet rearing, dog meat remains a popular winter cuisine in parts of China. Beijing has more than 120 restaurants serving dog meat, although recent media reports say that many are closing as the city tries to change its image before it hosts the Olympic Games in August. Known as “fragrant meat”, dog meat is purported to have medicinal benefits and improve blood circulation in winter. REUTERS

Guangzhou: If you’re a dog in China then you’d better hope to be of the cute and furry variety sold in pet shops rather than a homely-looking mutt sold at a live animal market as the main ingredient in dog meat stew.
“We still eat dog, but not this kind of dog,” Liu Ming, a pet shop salesman said, pointing to a toffee-colored puppy with floppy ears on sale for about 500 yuan or $70. “We eat much bigger dogs”. Keeping pets is becoming all the rage among the affluent in China, even though some Chinese still consume dog and cat meat.
Combined spending on pet food and pet care in China will be worth an estimated $870 million in 2008, according to Euromonitor International. That’s up roughly 15% from the $757 million spent in 2007. “In China, more and more people are raising pets. It’s not as difficult as before,” Liu said, as curious onlookers crowded his stall in a dusty street of the southern boomtown of Guangzhou.
One thing is certain: the old belief that pets are a bourgeois indulgence held during the rule of Mao Zedong no longer has currency in the booming economy of the world’s most populous country.
In the marquee cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, a growing nouveauriche class even sees pets — particularly dogs — as fashion items, outfitting them in designer clothing, paying for spa treatments and dyeing their fur unnatural colors.
That trend, experts say, is a stark contrast to the tradition of eating everything from silkworms to pangolins.
“In Beijing, there’s a huge market with pitiful dogs waiting in cages to be sold as meat, and literally a few yards away standard poodles dyed in all colors of the rain
bow,” said Jill Robinson, CEO of Animals Asia Foundation, a Hong-Kong based animal welfare charity.
China’s thriving industry of fake designer goods is even taking on designer doggywear. In Guangzhou, hawkers sell fake Louis Vuitton dog carriers as a dog in a faux Louis Vuitton sweater naps nearby on the dusty sidewalk.

THE LUCKY ONES: Pet dogs are displayed for sale on a street in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou

TOI : 18March'08

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Wednesday, March 12

Boycott China For Animal Cruelty

Link to Petition Online
Petition Says:


Do you happen to know what torture the cats are going through? Cats are tortured! These animals are either skinned alive, suffocated, hung, clubbed, beaten, or they died from bleeding to death. I personally feel that this is wrong, and I think everyone agrees with me. These countries are doing this to these poor animals. China, Philippines, and Thailand export there fur to France, German, Italy, the United States, and other countries. You could right now be wearing a cat. The fur is used in gloves, toys, and to trim coats. Have you ever bought something called Mountain Cat fur? China makes up names such at that to keep people from thinking that there actually buying cat fur! Cats are loving caring creatures and I believe that they do not deserve this sort of torture! So please, sign this petition. Also, if you can please tell everyone you know about this horrible cat fur trade then it would be very helpful! Boycott China for animal cruelty! Sign the petition!


The Undersigned

You can navigate to the link below to Sign below:

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Monday, March 10



Another blood bath is coming in the spring of 2008...
In 2007, the DFO authorized to kill 270,000 baby harp seals ( plus 8,200 hooded seals and 9,000 grey seals!), despite the pleas of animal welfare organizations worldwide and countries to not have the seal cull last year !
During the early spring 2007, over 260,000 Harp seal pups drowned in the Gulf of St. Lawrence due to lack of ice. On the Atlantic side "The Front" (the waters off New Foundland and Labrador), the ice conditions were a bit better, but thousands of baby seals perished too.
This unethical action of the Canadian Government, only convinced more country members of the European Union, to join the ban of all Canadian seal products.


Every Spring on the Eastern coast of Canada, the hunters, armed with clubs and hagapiks, beat to death hundreds of thousands baby harp seals, but also hooded and grey pup seals.
A 98 % of the baby seals killed are between 14 days to 12 weeks old.

The most shocking evidence comes from 2001, when an international team of Veterinarians who witnessed the hunt, perfomed post-mortem examinations among some carcasses chosen randomly and proved that a 42% of those seals were skinned alive !!!
(Pls, check this link for the full report info: )

This is the largest mammal killing in the world and there is no excuse for such a massacre and torture of these beautiful living beings. It only gives Canada a bad name as a primitive nation profiting from the fur of baby seals.

This year, by late March or early April, the Canadian seal killers armed with clubs and rifles will go again to the nursery floes of the harp and hood seal, to massacre them in the largest mass slaughter of marine mammals on this planet!

Over a MILLION seals have been killed within 4 years (and not counting the baby seals, struck and lost...).
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO STOP THIS SEAL HUNT, GO TO SEAL BAN + the eight following webpages:

Source: CATCA

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Friday, March 7

Turtles Begin Mass Nesting

Turtles begin mass nesting in Orissa

BERHAMPUR: Thousands of endangered Olive Ridley turtles have begun mass nesting on the coast of eastern Orissa state, home to the world's largest nesting site for the turtles, officials said on Wednesday.

Over 20,000 turtles came ashore for mass-nesting early on Wednesday, within a two-kilometre stretch from the mouth of the Rushikulya river in Ganjam district, a local forest department official said.

The Rushikulya river mouth is around 175 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar.

For more than a decade, the beach at the Rushikulya river mouth has been witnessing mass arrival of the endangered Olive Ridley turtles. But the turtles did not land here last year, the official said.

The turtles, which this year have already congregated in the sea near the nesting site, came ashore in groups, with around 5,000 to 10,000 turtles in each group.

There are three mass nesting sites of turtles in Orissa: Nasi Islands in Gahirmatha, Devi river mouth and Rushikulya river mouth.

However, no mass nesting has been reported from the other two beaches so far, although turtles are seen swimming near the coast, a wildlife official said.

The Rushikulya river mouth is the only place along the coast where turtles are safe from marauding trawlers, said Biswajit Mohanty, secretary of the NGO Wildlife Society of Orissa.

Contributed By: Nikhil Jain

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Thursday, March 6

Animal Rights in China.. A small voice calling

Animal rights in China

A small voice calling

The stirrings of a new protest movement

Human rights, or the lack of them, have long been a focus of China's critics at home and abroad. But a new rights movement—complete with idealistic local and foreign campaigners—is stirring: animal rights.

Animals are treated dreadfully in Chinese farms, laboratories, zoos and elsewhere. There are grim factories where thousands of live bears in tiny cages are tapped for medicinal bile. At safari parks, live sheep and poultry are fed to lions as spectators cheer. At farms and in slaughterhouses, animals are killed with little concern for their suffering.

According to Zhou Ping, of China's legislature, the National People's Congress, few Chinese accept that animals have any rights at all. She thinks it is time they did, and in 2006 put forward China's first national animal-welfare law. Her proposal got nowhere........

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China's Dog Meat Trade

China's Dog Meat Trade

The shocking truth that shames the Olympic hosts

China’s multi­billion dollar clean­up of Beijing ahead of its 2008 summer Olympic Games has been widely publicised. Eager to stage a “green” Games and present a new face to the watching world, the authorities have accomplished 20 environmental targets in Beijing including relocating 200 factories to reduce the city’s chronic air pollution and building a wind farm on its outskirts.

Far less well known is Beijing’s pre­Olympics closure of its many dog meat restaurants. But then, these are places the Chinese authorities are anxious that the wider world does not see.

Common in cities across China, these roadside restaurants specialise in dishes made of almost every conceivable part of dogs including heads, legs, testicles and innards. The animals destined to be killed for the table are often kept on display outside restaurants in cramped cages.

Until recently, many if not most of these animals have been supplied by a substantial dog bree­ding industry. But a major undercover investigation in China by One Voice suggests that dogs being killed for meat are increasingly likely to be one­time pets or strays supplied piecemeal from various sources–indeed, some of these tragic animals are still wearing collars. Whatever their ori­gins they are brutally slaughtered, often on the pavements outside restaurants, in ways that are an affront to civilisation in this or any other century.

Our undercover team spent three dangerous weeks infiltrating China’s dog meat industry, risking arrest by state police or worse at the hands of the sometimes shady people who lurk behind the trade. The team won the trust of three dog meat restaurants and a dog processing factory to gather information and film images of the horrifying cruelty caused by this vile industry. They found atrocities at every turn, atrocities One Voice hopes will persuade the world to join its call for China to introduce animal protection laws. For here is a supposedly modern nation that can host an Olympics, yet has no animal welfare legislation whatsoever.(...)

We were shown the outdoor killing compound, where two dozen bedraggled looking small to medium dogs were crowded into two cages. Nearby was a covered area with hanging racks, a blood­draining area, depelter, soaking bath and a boiling pot, with freezer rooms packed with dog meat and body parts, including skinned heads and testicles.

The caged dogs were shaking pitifully: their terror was well founded. Using long neck pliers, a worker dragged one struggling dog from its cage and battered it unconscious with blows to the head and muzzle. He dragged it to the killing area, stood on its head, inserted a finger into its neck and bled the animal, which shuddered spasmodically as its blood gushed across the concrete. Despite this it remained alive. The butcher left it lying in unimaginable distress and pain for seven agoni­sing minutes while he killed several other dogs. Then, finally, he battered it to death and put its body in the boiling pot to loosen the fur. “The fur won’t come off if a dog’s still alive when you boil it,” we were told.....

Source/Quelle: China's Dog Meat Trade



Initiated by Ritesh Rawat
Co-ordinator, PFA

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