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Drunk man jumps into lion enclosure in Delhi zoo; rescued

17 Oct 2019

Drunk man jumps into lion enclosure in Delhi zoo; rescued

In a bizarre piece of news, a man jumped into the enclosure of an Asiatic lion in the National Zoological Park in Delhi on Thursday afternoon.

Ayodhya: Man arrested for raping seven cows at cattle shelter

22 May 2019

Ayodhya: Man arrested for raping seven cows at cattle shelter

In a shocking and horrifying incident, a man has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya for allegedly raping as many as seven cows at a cattle shelter.

California: Woman mercilessly abandons 3-days-old puppies in dumpster, arrested

25 Apr 2019

California: Woman mercilessly abandons 3-days-old puppies in dumpster, arrested

A woman, identified as Deborah Sue Culwell, was arrested in California after she dumped a plastic bag full of puppies next to a dumpster.

Kolkata: Two nursing students arrested for brutally killing 16 puppies

16 Jan 2019

Kolkata: Two nursing students arrested for brutally killing 16 puppies

Two days after the brutal murder of 16 puppies rocked Kolkata, two nursing students have been arrested in connection with the killings.

Kolkata: 16 puppies murdered in cold-blood leaves city enraged

14 Jan 2019

Kolkata: 16 puppies murdered in cold-blood leaves city enraged

The cold-blooded murder of 16 puppies has sent shockwaves across Kolkata, and outraged citizens are demanding strict action against those responsible.

Government brings in new rules to prevent pet-trade abuse

13 Sep 2018

Government brings in new rules to prevent pet-trade abuse

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change notified a new Prevention of Cruelties to Animals (Pet Shops) Rule to prevent the abuse in India's pet trade.

Converting dump-yard, Telangana government builds country's first dog park

11 Sep 2018

Converting dump-yard, Telangana government builds country's first dog park

Pet lovers in Hyderabad have a reason to celebrate as the city is set to get country's first dog park near Radisson Hotel, Kondapur.

CBI probe ordered into tigers' deaths at Corbett Tiger Reserve

05 Sep 2018

CBI probe ordered into tigers' deaths at Corbett Tiger Reserve

The Uttarakhand High Court has ordered a CBI probe into the death of tigers at the Corbett Tiger Reserve over the past five years and the alleged involvement of forest department officials in the poaching of big cats.

Mumbai: Two monkeys, being forced to beg, rescued

18 Aug 2018

Mumbai: Two monkeys, being forced to beg, rescued

In India, animals are used for various purposes - from transporting goods, entertaining us to even begging.

No more elephant rides in Jim Corbett, Rajaji Reserve

07 Aug 2018

No more elephant rides in Jim Corbett, Rajaji Reserve

Those visiting Jim Corbett and Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand in the hope of elephant rides are in for a big disappointment, as Uttarakhand HC has banned the commercial use of jumbos.

People dumping live puppies, kittens in garbage, says Goa CM

03 Aug 2018

People dumping live puppies, kittens in garbage, says Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today told the Legislative Assembly that people were dumping puppies and kittens in the garbage while they were still alive.

Haryana: Pregnant goat dies after being gang-raped by 8 men

29 Jul 2018

Haryana: Pregnant goat dies after being gang-raped by 8 men

In a ghastly incident, eight men, most of them drug addicts, allegedly gangraped a three-month pregnant goat in Mewat, Haryana.

Govt has set target to double tiger population: Union Minister

27 Jul 2018

Govt has set target to double tiger population: Union Minister

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today said the government has set a target of doubling the tiger population in the country.

This four-legged 'Babu' of Delhi Police is an all-India gold-medalist!

19 Jul 2018

This four-legged 'Babu' of Delhi Police is an all-India gold-medalist!

Delhi Police's Model Town office is receiving a lot of attention recently, courtesy Babu.

Appalling! Kolkata man held for raping street dog

17 Jul 2018

Appalling! Kolkata man held for raping street dog

In an appalling case, a man was arrested in Kolkata for raping a street dog inside his residence Sunday.

Maharashtra: 48-year-old physician booked for causing cruelty to animals

14 Jul 2018

Maharashtra: 48-year-old physician booked for causing cruelty to animals

A doctor has been booked on charges of causing "cruelty" to animals in Maharashtra's Thane district.

PETA moves court seeking ban on elephant 'joyrides' in Rajasthan

12 Jul 2018

PETA moves court seeking ban on elephant 'joyrides' in Rajasthan

People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has filed a petition before Rajasthan High Court seeking an end to the elephant joyrides at Amer Fort and Hathi Gaon (Elephant village) in Jaipur.

Delhi Police rescues four malnourished, tortured horses used for weddings

08 Jul 2018

Delhi Police rescues four malnourished, tortured horses used for weddings

The Delhi police rescued four malnourished horses, which are used for weddings, recently from different areas, after PETA India lodged a complaint.

Uttarakhand HC declares animals to be 'legal persons' with rights

06 Jul 2018

Uttarakhand HC declares animals to be 'legal persons' with rights

In what can only be called a unique ruling, the Uttarakhand High Court has accorded the status of a "legal person or entity" to all animals in the state, while issuing a series of directions against animal cruelty.

Ahead of Bakri Eid, government-agency launches campaign against animal sacrifice

25 Jun 2018

Ahead of Bakri Eid, government-agency launches campaign against animal sacrifice

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has launched a campaign against animal sacrifice, less than a month ahead of Bakri Eid.

"Me-or-dogs": After ultimatum, wife makes man pack his bags

13 Jun 2018

"Me-or-dogs": After ultimatum, wife makes man pack his bags

The next time you think of asking your dog-lover partner to slow down, think again.

Agra: Dog buried alive while laying road; social-activists, dog-lovers angry

13 Jun 2018

Agra: Dog buried alive while laying road; social-activists, dog-lovers angry

Social activists and dog lovers vented their anger on social media over the insensitivity of construction workers after a video purportedly showed they buried a dog alive under bitumen while laying a road in Uttar Pradesh's Agra.

Shahid Afridi, why do you have a chained-lion at home?

10 Jun 2018

Shahid Afridi, why do you have a chained-lion at home?

Scrolling through social media, one can generally expect to come across mind-boggling stuff. But then there are some things which are completely incomprehensible.

Mumbai: Video showing deer eating plastic leaves environmentalists fuming

18 May 2018

Mumbai: Video showing deer eating plastic leaves environmentalists fuming

A video has surfaced on social media that has left wildlife experts and environmentalists fuming.

Tricolor burial for peacock? Delhi Police claims it's 'protocol'

08 May 2018

Tricolor burial for peacock? Delhi Police claims it's 'protocol'

Delhi Police took 'honoring' the national bird to a new level.

Mother's Day celebration: Delhi Zoo to open dedicated breastfeeding room

05 May 2018

Mother's Day celebration: Delhi Zoo to open dedicated breastfeeding room

In a unique way to celebrate Mother's Day on May 13, Delhi Zoo will open a room solely dedicated to breastfeeding mothers, as seen in airports.

Anushka Sharma turns 30; announces she's opening an animal shelter

01 May 2018

Anushka Sharma turns 30; announces she's opening an animal shelter

On her 30th birthday, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma today announced she is building an animal shelter on the outskirts of Mumbai.

Kaziranga has more rhinos today than it did in 2015

01 Apr 2018

Kaziranga has more rhinos today than it did in 2015

Kaziranga National Park is currently home to 2,413 one-horned rhinos, 12 more than what it had in 2015, according to the latest census of the species.

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, is dead

20 Mar 2018

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, is dead

In a major loss, the world's last male northern white rhino, who had been staying at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, has died.

Dog dies after flight attendant forces it into overhead cabin

14 Mar 2018

Dog dies after flight attendant forces it into overhead cabin

A dog died on a United Airlines flight when an attendant forced its owner to place it in the overhead cabin during the entire 3.5-hour journey.

Mumbai: At 11PM everyday, this dog arrives at Kanjurmarg station

28 Feb 2018

Mumbai: At 11PM everyday, this dog arrives at Kanjurmarg station

This can be Indian version of Hachiko, just with a slight difference. While Hachiko waited for his owner for nine years, this female canine comes to Kanjurmarg station sharp at 11 PM, when a Kalyan-bound train arrives.

Plastic menace: Cow operated upon, whopping 80-kg polythene removed

21 Feb 2018

Plastic menace: Cow operated upon, whopping 80-kg polythene removed

A team of veterinary surgeons in Patna removed a whopping 80-kg mass of plastic from a 6-year-old cow's stomach on Wednesday, highlighting the need for strict action to curb plastic menace.

SC refuses interim stay on Karnataka's Kambala buffalo race

13 Feb 2018

SC refuses interim stay on Karnataka's Kambala buffalo race

Kambala, Karnataka's buffalo-racing sport, will continue for now as the SC refused to order an interim stay on it.

Budget 2018: Rs. 50cr to assign cows Aadhaar-like unique IDs

04 Feb 2018

Budget 2018: Rs. 50cr to assign cows Aadhaar-like unique IDs

The Budget 2018 has been hailed for its emphasis on agriculture and related sectors. Of the many schemes approved, a mission to assign unique Aadhaar-like IDs to cows was allotted Rs. 50cr.

US woman wants "emotional support" peacock to fly with her

31 Jan 2018

US woman wants "emotional support" peacock to fly with her

A passenger at US' Newark airport had a bizarre request: she wanted her "emotional support" peacock to fly with her.

Man has 'unnatural sex' with three cows, one found dead

17 Jan 2018

Man has 'unnatural sex' with three cows, one found dead

In a bizarre case, a man in Por village of Vadodara has been arrested for allegedly having 'unnatural sex' with three cows, TOI reported.

Woman seeks return of 56 pet cats from Bombay HC

16 Jan 2018

Woman seeks return of 56 pet cats from Bombay HC

A Pune based fashion designer has moved the Bombay High Court seeking the return of her 56 pet cats, that were allegedly taken away by vigilantes from her flat.

Chhattisgarh man gets son arrested for killing his pet dog

05 Jan 2018

Chhattisgarh man gets son arrested for killing his pet dog

In a rare incident, a 48-year-old man from Chhattisgarh got one of his sons arrested for killing his pet dog.

As SC hears case against Jallikattu, organizers plan IPL-style event

15 Dec 2017

As SC hears case against Jallikattu, organizers plan IPL-style event

A year after Tamil Nadu witnessed violent protests over Jallikattu, the sport is all set to make a return, and how.

Video of man fatally shooting his pet dog goes viral

09 Dec 2017

Video of man fatally shooting his pet dog goes viral

A video of a man in Punjab's Badbar village shooting dead his pet pit bull two days ago has since gone viral, highlighting once again the dastardly behavior that dogs in India often experience.