The whale was full of plastic bags

This video might be disturbing for many, and it is indeed sad that they had to shoot the whale as he/she was dying. But the whale insisted on coming to the shore, to send us all a message.

The whale had become a “plastic” whale, with so many plastic bags in his/her stomach.

Let him/her […]

Still a very uphill task

I received an email from a student recently and she was trying very hard to get her educational institution to be kinder to the dogs and cats who live within the campus. But all her efforts failed. Being young and idealistic (weren’t we all there too, once upon a time?), I could empathise with her […]

Carnism: Why humans eat meat

Carnism is the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals and tells them that they may not want to eat a dog/cat but it is “okay” to eat a pig/cow/goat/chicken, etc. It is a belief system, created by humans, to justify their wants and the pleasures of their tongues.

This video clip […]

Animals definitely can think and have feelings and empathy

The whole article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/150714-animal-dog-thinking-feelings-brain-science/

Many people think that empathy is a special emotion only humans show. But many animals express empathy for each other. There are documented stories of elephants finding people who were lost. In one case, an old woman who couldn’t see well, got lost and was found the next day with elephants […]

Please speak up and end Bali’s dog meat trade

Here is the link: https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/bali-dog-meat-trade/

If you are horrified by the dog meat trade which is worse than Yulin in China, please sign and share the link.

“A shocking Animals Australia investigation has documented Bali’s elusive dog meat trade — fuelled in part by international tourists.

Dumped in bamboo crates or plastic rice sacks, terrified […]

Why do cats go away?

I’ve heard this often enough and I thought it’s because they feel weak and vulnerable so they go away to hide and be alone.

Hope this article may shed some light and help us understand better if our cats do “go away”:

http://www.cat-world.com.au/why-do-cats-go-away-to-die.html

An excerpt (but please do read the whole article):

According to Desmond […]

Bingu, the heroic dog in the Sri Lanka floods

Bingu, the heroic dog in the Sri Lanka floods is the pet dog of the caregiver-nurse of my aunts and uncle (here in Malaysia). Here’s a sharing from my cousin:

This photo that has gone viral in Sri Lanka shows animals belonging to my parents and our aunt’s main caregiver. The animals were at […]

Damien Mander speaks up for animals

The TEDtalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FCsyK4aRXQ

Some excerpts:

We cannot deny the feelings that each animal has. The ability to suffer pain and loneliness. And to fear. Like us also, each animal has the ability to express contentment, to build family structures and want of satisfying basic instincts and desires.

We pay others to do things that none […]

Animal protection laws in India

Please read this: http://www.thebetterindia.com/46721/humane-society-india-animal-laws-prevention-of-cruelty-act/

1. It is the fundamental duty of every citizen of India to have compassion for all living creatures. Article 51A(g). 5. Stray dogs that have been operated for birth control cannot be captured or relocated by anybody including any authority. ABC Rules, 2001. 8. Bears, monkeys, tigers, panthers, lions and bulls […]