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2019 edition of World Animal Day (WAD)

The World Animal Day (WAD) is celebrated every year on 4th October to educate humans about how their actions impact animals and create awareness about the protection of animals all over the world.

Japan resumes commercial whaling

On 1st July 2019, Japan officially resumed commercial whaling after more than 30 years of limiting whale hunts to scientific purposes — a policy that still resulted in the deaths of hundreds of whales every year. The hunts come after Japan’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The move is slammed by anti-whaling activists ..

Japan decides to withdraw from International Whaling Commission (IWC)

Japan has decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and will resume commercial whaling in July 2019. As per officials, leaving the IWC means Japanese whalers will be able to resume hunting in Japanese coastal waters of minke and other whales currently protected by the IWC. However, Japan will not be able to ..

Agra venue of International conference on bears

In Uttar Pradesh, the International conference on bears has started in Agra from December 3, 2018. The four-day conference is aimed at sharing knowledge on principles of the welfare of bears and other wild animals in zoos, sanctuaries and rescue centres. The conference has been Hosted by Wildlife SOS in collaboration with Bear Care Group ..

The headquarters of AWBI shifted to Ballabhgarh

The headquarters of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has been shifted from Chennai to Ballabhgarh in Faridabad District of Haryana for better coordination between the environment ministry and the AWBI for carrying out the animal welfare activities. It was informed by Mahesh Sharma, the Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate ..

Anushka Sharma named as PETA’s Person of Year 2017

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has been named PETA’s Person of the Year 2017 for her efforts to help protect dogs from fireworks. She was also against the use of horses to pull carriages in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was given by animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill 2011

The Gujarat Legislative Assembly has passed the Gujarat Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill 2011. The idea is to stop/discourage Cow Slaughter, 7-year jail term for cow slaughter or even transporting the animal for that purpose has been incorporated in the bill. Gujarat already has Gujarat Animal Preservation Act (GAPA) 1954, but due to the presence of ..