India (01/07): Animals in Need of Homes and Other News






Here is a selection of all the latest things we have had from our animal buddies in India.  Please especially try to help finding homes for all the animals in need – please crosspost widely.  Thanks – SAV.


hey ppl,

here is the adoption update from mumbai-


1. 3 mixed breed female pups around 4.5 months old for adoption with charu shah (vile parle)

2. 3 local pups around 1.5 months old for adoption with namita (charkop, kandivali) there were 4 but 1 got crushed under a car.

3. 6 local pups, 3 boys n 3 girls around 1.5 months old with madu (dombivali)

someone had shown interest in adopting 3, but not replied.

(all these pics can be seen in my blog- and i can b contacted on my mail

4. 2 males n 1 female local pup around 3 months old at bhavans college with amit (9892619518, call after 5 pm)


1. 2 female kittens, golden coloured around 4/5 months old, vaccinated for adoption with gautam.

2. 1 adult male n 1 adult female (operated) around 2 yrs old, vaccinated and sterilised for adoption with gautam. (lokhandwala, andheri)

3. 2 adult males n 1 female (all operated) around 2 yrs old for adoption with amruta (amboli, andheri) it seems her bhabhi is having  a child so they want to give the cats away!

anyone interested, please send me a mail at-


efforts may fail, but do not fail to make an effort!

Animals and humans suffer and die alike. …the same pain, the same spilling of blood, the same stench of death, the same arrogant, cruel, and brutal taking of life. 

First state wide ABC/AR programme in India?

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Purnima Toolsidass <

Please publicise the follwing news frm Sikkm:

I wanted to share our good news from Sikkim with you, and I am hoping
you can help us publicise this throughout India. The Sikkim Anti-Rabies
and Animal Health (SARAH) programme has officially become a separate
Division of the Animal Husbandry Department – see official notification
attached. This is very exciting news indeed for the people and animals
of Sikkim. I believe that this is the first time an animal welfare
programme has been incorporated into the Animal Husbandry Dept – please
let me know if you know of any other states that have done this. I also
believe Sikkim is the first state in India to have a state wide ABC/AR
programme – again please let me know if I am wrong.

This programme has been very successful and appreciated by the public of
Sikkim, but India wide publicity of the good achievements of the
programme has been sorely lacking. I would be so appreciative if you can
suggest how I can rectify this. It will certainly help our future
funding and support if the Government of Sikkim is praised for its
animal welfare activities. I also believe that it is important for
other Indian states to know about this programme as they may wish to
implement similar strategies within their own Animal Husbandry Dept.

I will forward this email to AWBI and Animal People to see if they also
have any suggestions.

Thank you very much for your help.

Kind regards

Dr Beth McGennisken
Project Manager
S.A.R.A.H. (Sikkim Anti Rabies & Animal Health) Programme
Gangtok, India

T (India): +91 97331 50056


More stray dog news articles:


 Zero Rabies city shows the way to small towns

Times of india-chennai 10 june 2009 


———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Dogs & Pups Mag Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 6:13 PM

Subject: Lab Mix Pup for urgent adoption

Hi friends,

Please help me find home for a very loving female lab mix pup. She’s bout 45 days old.. and loves playing with other dogs and kids… She’s very affectionate and naughty at the same time..

She’s golden in color and has the exact shadings of a labrador…

Lab PupThanks

Take care

Alka Sophia


A new book about Animal rights in Islam published by VDM verlag publishers of Germany

Book can be found at

The book includes Quranic and Hadith?s point of view regarding

Life on Earth
Rights in Islam
Kindness and Treatment towards Animals
Hunting / Killing
Blood Sports
Fighting competitions
Fur and Other Uses of Animals
Overloading / Riding

With clear teachings of Islam and examples from the life of Holy Prophet, I think we should acknoldge and praise the humble effort of the author.

Best regards

Product Description

This book is an effort to highlight the importance and treatment of wildlife according to Islamic injunctions. The need for compiling this work was felt during a country wide campaign that was supervised by the author on behalf of the world society for the protection of animals (WSPA). The campaign was aimed at assessing and curbing bear abuses such as bear baiting, dancing etc. across the country, though the practice is on for centuries in this part of world. It has brought the brown bear population to an alarmingly low level. The three type of wild bears once had profound presence in the different wilds of Pakistan. Out of them, one is already extinct while other two are at the verge of extinction. A common Muslim may not have the slightest idea that Islam strictly prohibits unnecessary loss of wildlife and there are many Ahadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that highlight the conservation of this important aspect of nature. This work is hoped to give at least a basic knowledge to a common Muslim that how Islam deals with the subject. This is an effort to make people understand the importance and rights of animals in the light of Islamic teachings

About the Author

A wildlife biologist and well known field scientist, a strong awareness campaigner, a motivated conservationist and well known bear conservationist for control of bear baiting in Pakistan. Established Bioresource Research Center, in Pakistan, which is only noncommercial and non governmental research in the country, Can be found at

International / Global: Is There Anything That You Want to Eat That Badly?
















“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” 

Paul McCartney

We ask everyone to publicise the footage and links that are given regarding the slaughterhouse issues below – we have included Youtube, Myspace and Facebook links within the text.  It is graphic footage, but then killing animals is a graphic business, whatever the reason.

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Translations in French, German, Portuguese and Spanish are linked directly on the site, should they be required.


Two Slaughterhouse Videos

In 1978, I visited a slaughterhouse. I walked in as someone who had eaten meat all of his life and had never thought about the moral aspects of the practice. I walked out shocked and horrified at what I saw and convinced that I could no longer participate—I stopped eating flesh immediately.

As you watch these two videos, ask yourself whether that hamburger you want or any other product that comes from these sentient creatures is worth it. Is there anything that you want to eat that badly? And remember that the people who are ultimately responsible are not those who own and operate the slaughterhouses; those who consume meat and animal products, who create the demand, bear the ultimate moral responsibility.

These are videos that we found on the web and they appear to involve French slaughterhouses. But all slaughterhouses are more or less the same. They are all places of unimaginable suffering and death. They are all tragically sad places on so very many levels. There is—and can be—no such thing as a “humane” slaughterhouse.

There are many more of these clips available on the web. At the present time, we are not inclined to add more of these to the site. The purpose of this site is to get you to think about whether we can justify animal use irrespective of whether it is “humane” or not (whatever that means), and to encourage you to think about veganism as the only appropriate response to animal exploitation. The issue is not whether we can make the process more “humane.” The issue is how we can justify any of this under any circumstance. The issue is not treatment; the issue is use.

I did, however, want to post these particular videos for two reasons. The first video, which shows cows in a holding area awaiting slaughter, causes us to focus on these nonhumans as individuals. The hamburger that we eat comes from someone. The second video shows a very typical slaughterhouse. Note that the animals, who have supposedly been stunned, are quite clearly conscious when they are shackled, hoisted, and cut. In every slaughterhouse I have seen, many animals are clearly very conscious during the actual killing process. But even if they were not conscious at that very last moment, this whole enterprise would still be nothing but a moral outrage.

Gary L. Francione

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Is there anything that you want to eat that badly?

 Posted by Gary L. Francione in Blog

 Dear Colleagues:

I never fail to be amazed when I hear people—including well-known promoters of animal welfare—claim quite remarkably that animals do not have an interest in continued life; they just have an interest in not suffering. They do not care that we use them; they care only about how we use them. As long as they have a reasonably painless life and a relatively painless death, they do not care if we consume them or products made from them. I have discussed this issue in a number of essays on this site (see, e.g., 1; 2; 3) and in my books and articles. It will be a central topic in my forthcoming book, The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation?, which I have co-authored with Professor Robert Garner and that will be published by Columbia University Press this fall.

On our video page, we have two videos from slaughterhouses. A significant number of visitors have viewed these videos and have written to us about them, particularly the video that does not show any actual slaughter. That video has obviously made an impact on many people and so I wanted to highlight it in a blog post.

The video shows two cows waiting in a chute to be led into the abattoir. An employee comes out and uses an electric prod to get the first cow to enter the abattoir. The second cow remains behind the door that has closed. She is clearly terrified. She knows that she is in trouble and this is not simply a matter of “instinct” (I do not even know what that means.) She is desperately looking for a way to get out of the chute. She may not have the same sorts of thoughts that beings who, like us, use symbolic communication, but it is clear that she has some equivalent sort of cognition.

To say that she does not have a sense of having a life is beyond absurdity.

I find this video to be profoundly tragic on many levels. Watch it and then ask yourself whether animal organizations should be investing their time and your resources in trying to design “better” slaughterhouses or promoting “happy” meat, or whether we should all commit ourselves to veganism and to clear, unequivocal, nonviolent vegan education.

The video is apparently from a French slaughterhouse. But it does not really matter. All slaughterhouses are places of hell and unspeakable violence against the vulnerable. Never believe that such a place can ever be described as “humane” except by someone who is very deeply confused about fundamental issues of morality.

Someone who saw this video wrote to me and said the following:

I am a vegetarian but have found it difficult to transition to veganism. My two weaknesses: ice cream and good Cheshire cheese. I watched this video. I looked into her eyes and I answered the question that you asked on your video page: “Is there anything that you want to eat that badly?” The answer was clear to me in a way it never was before. I am now a vegan. I also recognised that all of the suffering and death that is going on is not because of what “they” are doing but because of what “we” demand. You are right to say that “the people who are ultimately responsible are not those who own and operate the slaughterhouses; those who consume meat and animal products, who create the demand, bear the ultimate moral responsibility.”

Go vegan. Educate others in creative, nonviolent ways about veganism.

Gary L. Francione
© 2009 Gary L. Francione