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China outraged as owner drops dog from 18th floor


August 10th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) A pet dog in China has survived a fall from an 18th floor apartment when its owner dropped it from the window after getting mad at ... Read more...

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Animal rights groups want tongas to stay off Delhi roads


July 18th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Pointing to incidents of gruesome cruelty to animals, rights groups Wednesday urged the South Delhi Municipal Corporation not to roll back the ban on horse-drawn ... Read more...

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Campaign launched against animal testing for cosmetics


April 24th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Animal rights group Humane Society International (HSI) has launched a global campaign - 'Be Cruelty-Free' - to end animal testing for cosmetics.The campaign has been ... Read more...

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Britain to ban wild animals from circuses


March 1st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Travelling circuses in Britain will be banned from using wild animals in their shows, a media report said Thursday.Ministers unveiled plans to outlaw the "outdated" practice ... Read more...

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Dubai to build new zoo


February 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to build a new world-class zoo, a top official said.Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of ... Read more...

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Chinese want slaughter of strays to end


January 5th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beining, Jan 5 (IANS) Chinese activists want early legislation to protect animals in a bid to stamp out growing abuse such as slaughter of strays as well as live shows ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Love, Breakups, Zindagi’ makers get PETA award


November 8th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) A scene in Bollywood film "Love, Breakups, Zindagi", where the characters portrayed by Dia Mirza and Zayed Khan pull over to rescue a young ... Read more...

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Nepal seeks to stop blood bath at biggest Hindu festival


September 28th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 28 (IANS) As the former Hindu kingdom of Nepal starts observing its biggest Hindu festival from Wednesday, the new government's austerity measures and a dogged campaign by animal ... Read more...

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350 rare birds rescued in Ghaziabad


July 29th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 28 (IANS) About 350 rare birds were Thursday rescued from smugglers on the National Highway-24 in Ghaziabad near Delhi border, an animal activist said.The endangered birds, that included ... Read more...

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13 dogs poisoned to death in Britain


May 30th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) At least 13 dogs have died mysterious deaths after they were reportedly poisoned during a walk on a country road in Britain, police said.All the deaths ... Read more...

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Love me, love my pony too? No way!


May 20th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) An Irish traveller had to be turned away from Wrexham central station in Wales after he tried to buy tickets for himself and his darling pony.The ... Read more...

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Regulate use of antibiotics on animals: Activists


May 19th, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Citing animal welfare and human health concerns, NGO Humane Society International (HSI) Wednesday urged the government to ban the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics on farm ... Read more...

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Nepal sacrifices over 700 animals on Buddha birth anniversary


May 17th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) As Nepal's government awarded the first international award constituted to honour Gautam Buddha, the apostle of peace and non-violence, and peace rallies countrywide celebrated the icon's ... Read more...

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6,000 participate in BSA Hercules India Cyclothon (With Images)


April 24th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Over 6,000 people, including actor Imran Khan, model Nicole Faria and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Sunday participated in various races in the 'BSA Hercules India ... Read more...

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Paes, Nicole Faria to ride in BSA Hercules India Cyclothon (With Images)


April 21st, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Sportsmen Leander Paes, Viren Raquinha and Karun Chandok, Mumbai MP Milind Deora and model Nicole Faria will be among the 6,000 people expected to participate in ... Read more...

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Dog walking ‘one of UK’s fastest-growing job’


April 10th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): Professional dog walking has become one of the fastest growing jobs in the UK.There are about 10,000 registered dog walkers who claim to provide scrupulous care for ... Read more...

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Animals to be banned from British circuses


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Animals will soon be banned from circuses in Britain under the government's new plans, a media report said Sunday.Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has been told by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UAE warns against selling diseased animals


February 12th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government has warned livestock traders against selling or trading in diseased or feeble animals. The ministry of environment and water, in a circular, has warned against ... Read more...

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Cat that looks like Harry Potter baddie struggling to find new home


February 11th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): An ugly stray cat in Britain has been unable to find a new home - because it looks so much like the Harry Potter villain Lord Voldemort.The abandoned ... Read more...

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Ensure safety of Indian elephants in German zoo: court


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the central government and the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) to ensure "conducive" atmosphere for a pair of elephants to be sent ... Read more...

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German animal trainer under fire over dog’s ‘Heil Hitler!’ salute


February 1st, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): An animal trainer for German television and movie productions has been slammed for teaching a dog called Goldie to give the 'Heil Hitler!' salute.Goldie raises her right paw ... Read more...

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West Hollywood To Promote As The Capital Of Fur-Free Fashion


January 26th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Activists in California are advocating for the city of West Hollywood to become the first fur-free city in United States and possibly in the world. The activists are endeavouring to ... Read more...

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Health benefits of organic onions, carrots overestimated: Study


January 6th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Organically grown onions, carrots, and potatoes generally do not have higher levels of healthful antioxidants and related substances than vegetables grown with traditional fertilizers and pesticides, say scientists.In ... Read more...

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Contribute $2 Million To South African Wildlife Reserve


January 4th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hollywood actors and couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are known for the streak of philanthropy that they have shown ever since they came together, a couple of years back. ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to monitor animal health


December 24th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 24 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi authorities have launched an "Animal Identification Registration System" (AIRS) to keep data of all the livestock and monitor their health so as to ensure ... Read more...

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Cat ends up in English village after 250-mile Channel hop


December 17th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): A cat that crossed the Channel from France has come a long distance away from home after he was found 250 miles away in an English village.Tommy, a ... Read more...

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R Madhavan Is Sweeping The PETA Poll


December 9th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
December 9, 2010 (Showbiz PR Wire): The nominees have not been posted long on PETAIndia.com, but actor R Madhavan has already taken the early lead in PETA India's annual Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity poll.Madhavan, ... Read more...

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Nepal campaigners call for end to animal sacrifices


November 24th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 24 (IANS) One year after Nepal shocked animal lovers worldwide by the slaughter of thousands of birds and animals at a Hindu temple close to the Indian border, ... Read more...

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Organic veggies don’t have healthy antioxidants


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Organically grown onions, carrots, and potatoes generally do not have higher levels of healthful antioxidants and related substances than vegetables grown with traditional fertilizers and pesticides, scientists have ... Read more...

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Organic onions, carrots ‘do not have higher levels of healthy antioxidants’


November 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): Organically grown onions, carrots, and potatoes generally do not have higher levels of healthful antioxidants and related substances than vegetables grown with traditional fertilizers and pesticides, scientists have ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s dogs have hundreds signing up in support


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, Nov 3 (IANS) Many people in Bangalore are up in arms against a plan by the civic authorities to restrict the number of dogs they can keep. They ... Read more...

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The piglet that thinks she’s a dog


October 18th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): It's not often that one sees a feisty piglet, much less a piglet who thinks she is a dog.The Kune Kune piglet at the St Francis Animal Welfare ... Read more...

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‘Pessimistic’ dogs tend to behave badly


October 12th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Dogs that bark and chew furniture when left alone are not badly behaved - they are pessimistic, a study shows. Far from causing mayhem due to boredom ... Read more...

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Ban bullock carts transporting kerosene: PETA


October 12th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Animal welfare NGO PETA has demanded a ban on the use of bullock carts to transport kerosene in the city, but the government says it needs an alternative ... Read more...

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Growing calls in Nepal to halt animal slaughter during Dussehra


October 6th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 6 (IANS) When she was eight, Pramada Shah nee Rana remembers how she threw a tantrum when her grandmother ordered a goat to be bought and sacrificed as ... Read more...

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