The ban on Jallikattu isn’t an act of mercy on bulls. It hastens the road to the destruction of local breeds, which started with the government’s cross-breeding (with foreign breeds) programme in the 60s.
I visit the cattle market in rural Madurai for a ground report. From Jallikattu to the Meat Factory [...]
January 17, 2017
A Hindu temple has urged worshippers not to give new five pound notes in donations after the Bank of England confirmed they contain animal fat. The notes are made from small amounts of tallow, derived from animal waste products, which has angered a number of groups who are against animal harm. Vibhooti Acharya, president of [...]
For years we have pretended that mad cow disease does not exist in India. People who have a brain deterioration, loss of memory and motor functions are diagnosed as senile or victims of Alzheimer’s disease. SOMEONE we know very well in Dehradun, a rich Jain businessman, has been diagnosed with mad cow disease. He has [...]
“Love is present not only in human beings but also in all creatures, birds and beasts. Nor is that all. It is in fact all-pervasive. Love pervades everything in creation. Man’s humanness is vitiated when he fails to recognize this love” Sathya Sai Baba [...]
November 30, 2012