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Air India stops ferrying animals for labs


September 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) After protests by rights activists, Air India has stopped ferrying animals like rabbits, cats and dogs for laboratory tests, where they are experimented upon and finally ... Read more...

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Apex court mulling total ban on plastic (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said it will consider whether to completely ban the use of plastic in the interests of animals and the environment.A bench ... Read more...

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No fireworks this Diwali: PETA cards


October 19th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) 'Make Diwali Merry, Not Scary, for Animals - Don't Light Fireworks' -- this is the message People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is spreading ... Read more...

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Catwalk for dogs and pets for comfort at this fair!


January 22nd, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) An Australian dog trainer has a simple reason for pets becoming more popular in India - late marriages! And the hundreds flocking to a pet fair here ... Read more...

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Yoga 2011 calendars depict cats, dogs and nudes performing asanas


December 30th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 30 (ANI): Yoga calendars for 2011 are out and many of these feature dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and nude women-men demonstrating various yoga asanas (postures).Their names include: Sacred Form ... 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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Some tips to ensure safety on Halloween for your pets


October 29th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In reality, Halloween is not meant to involve your pets and ideally they shouldn’t get involved in the wearing of costumes or accompany kids while they ... Read more...

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Even turtles and wasps need a little play time


October 20th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Watching kids and dogs playing is not an alien sight. However, what about a turtle or even a wasp? Well, it seems they play, too.Gordon Burghardt, a psychology ... Read more...

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Stop killing chickens, Madhavan urges KFC (Lead)


October 5th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Bollywood actor R. Madhavan has taken up the cause of chickens and has written to KFC CEO David Novak on behalf of PETA urging him to stop ... Read more...

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Chocolates can be harmful for pets, says veterinarian


October 5th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A Kansas State University veterinarian has said that chocolate consumption by many pets, including dogs, cats, ferrets, birds and rats, can be extremely hazardous.Susan Nelson, assistant professor ... Read more...

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PETA tells Pak ’spot fixers’ to fix “balls” of dogs, cats instead to generate goodwill!


September 15th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 15 (ANI): The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has offered the Pakistani cricketers implicated in spot-fixing scandal a chance of generating public goodwill by starring in an advertisement that would ... Read more...

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Caring for pets shaped human evolution: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Dogs, cats, cows and other domesticated animals may have been vital to human evolution, a new theory suggests.The uniquely human habit of taking in and employing animals ... Read more...

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Scientists create first mammalian gene interaction map


August 10th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): UCLA researchers have, for the first time, shown not just the order in which genes fall in the genome but which genes actually interact.The work will help ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu orphanage takes care of physically disabled animals


July 29th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, July 29 (ANI): A special orphanage in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city takes care of abandoned and physically disabled animals.The caretakers here said that there were a large number of orphanages for ... Read more...

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Diabetes monitoring device may benefit your pet dog


July 24th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A researcher is using a continuous glucose-monitoring device - commonly used in humans with diabetes - to help treat dogs and other animals."Our research has found that continuous ... Read more...

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Potential cancer drug developed from Australian rainforest plant


June 15th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 15 (ANI): A potential cancer drug derived from an Australian rainforest plant has successfully cleared inoperable tumours in pets, and is thus being promoted to human trials, according to its ... Read more...

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Take your dog as you fly but no snakes please, says Frontier Airlines


May 14th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Denver, May 14 (ANI): Frontier Airlines, the No. 2 airline at Denver International Airport, is allowing its passengers to carry pets into planes for a fee with the exception of snakes.Pets allowed ... Read more...

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Delhi all set to host pet trade fair next month


January 19th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) An animal lover or otherwise, a unique fair that will be hosted in the capital next month will definitely be worth a visit. After all, it's not ... Read more...

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Mario joins the PETA’s campaign of ‘Ink, Not Mink’


January 3rd, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) R & B sensation Mario has joined the PETA’s campaign of ‘Ink, Not Mink’. He posed in the campaign poster with the tag line “Be ... Read more...

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Why mosquitoes like to feast on human blood


October 27th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have discovered why mosquitoes like to feast on the blood of humans.They have identified a dominant odour naturally produced in humans ... Read more...

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Ground beetles can produce orange-scented aromas as predator repellents


August 14th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that ground beetles produce orange scented aromas as predator repellents.The research by Stevens Institute of Technology Professor Athula Attygalle and his ... Read more...

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Cash-strapped Air Canada allows dogs, cats in cabins


June 18th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) Cash-strapped Air Canada has been forced to change its policy to allow dogs and cats to travel in the cabin. The Canadian national carrier, which is seeking immediate cash ... Read more...

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6,000 km trip to reveal migration route of ancestors of ancient Polynesians


November 7th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): A 6,000 km trip is expected to reveal clues about the migration route of the ancestors of ancient Polynesians and their animals.The trip, called Lapita-Voyage, will be ... Read more...

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Fire accidents dampen Diwali festivities in India


October 29th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Kolkata/Kanpur, Oct 29 (ANI): Diwali festivities were marred due to various fire accidents caused by firecrackers across India. In Delhi, seven people were injured, including four firemen, when a massive fire ... Read more...

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Global warming will allow several pests to invade vulnerable Australian ecosystems


July 14th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, July 14 (ANI): The WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) conservation group has warned that global warming will allow several exotic plants and animals, which can be referred to as pests, ... Read more...

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Genes determine the black sheep of the family


July 11th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): Scientists at the CSIRO Queensland Bioscience Precinct in Australia have identified the genetic basis for the black, and white, coat color in a breed of domestic sheep.In ... Read more...

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In Kolkata, a Sunday paradise for pet and plant lovers (Feature)


July 6th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sreya Basu Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) If you are an animal, bird or plant lover, a visit to the weekly market at Shakher Haat on north Kolkata's Galiff Street is a must ... Read more...

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Indoor allergens trigger asthma attacks


March 4th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 4 (IANS) Asthmatic? Staying indoors to avoid allergens may not be such a great idea - your home may not be a lot safer, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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Pet carnival in Coimbatore has 2000 animals on show


January 17th, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by admin
Coimbatore , Jan 17 (ANI): A pet carnival with some rare species of animals attracted a large number of people on Tuesday in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.One-day event provided the people of ... Read more...

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Now, rent a pet for periods ranging from an hour to a week!


November 25th, 2007 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Ever wanted a pet only for a few hours or few days? Well, you may be in a bit of a pleasant surprise for eclectic arrays of domestic ... Read more...

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