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  • Rescued! Crocodile Pulled From Well

    Written by PETA

    For three long weeks, a juvenile female crocodile was trapped in a well 35 feet deep on a farm in the Tung Village of Sangli, where passing schoolchildren pelted her with rocks. When Animal Rahat's Kiran Naik, the group's senior animal welfare assistant, heard about the reptile's plight, he sprang into action.

    Kiran has extensive experience in helping reptiles and rigged a volley ball net weighted with stones to trap and safely remove the crocodile. After being examined, the 2-year-old female was allowed to rest. The next morning, with the help of the assistant conservator of forests, the crocodile was carefully cushioned and transported to the Chandoli National Park, a natural habitat of Marsh crocodiles. She was safely released and was last seen swimming where she belongs.

    If you see an animal in trouble, never assume that "someone else" is taking action. Contact local authorities and PETA immediately so that we can help.

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    Kiran has extensive experience in helping reptiles and rigged a volley ball net weighted with stones to trap and safely remove the crocodile. After being examined, the 2-year-old female was allowed to rest. The next morning, with the help of the assistant conservator of forests, the crocodile was carefully cushioned and transported to the Chandoli National Park, a natural habitat of Marsh crocodiles. She was safely released and was last seen swimming where she belongs.

     

  • Pamela Anderson Adopts Desi Dog

    Written by PETA

    When Pamela Anderson came to India to appear as a guest on Bigg Boss 4, her heart was captured by the plight of the homeless dogs she saw on the streets. So when Anderson, an honorary director of PETA US, learned that PETA India Chief Functionary Poorva Joshipura was headed to the States to meet with her overseas colleagues and to visit her family, the Baywatch star asked if Joshipura would take along a homeless Indian puppy. Anderson has decided to name her new family member Pyari, or "Loved One". The puppy was rescued from a construction site in Mumbai.

    "I'm tickled to be able to give Pyari a loving home", says Anderson. "I already have rescued dogs, and I urge everyone to join me in adopting a homeless desi dog from their local animal shelter or the streets instead of buying a so-called 'purebred'. Desi dogs are stars: add love and they become healthy and beautiful and will love and protect you always."

    Every time someone buys a dog from a breeder or a pet shop, a dog on the streets or in an animal shelter loses his or her chance at finding a good home. What's more, "pedigree" dogs have been purposefully bred for certain exaggerated physical traits, making them susceptible to abnormally high rates of health problems, including hip dysplasia, heart defects, epilepsy and eye and ear infections. These painful defects can prevent proper breathing, walking and more. Indian community dogs are hardy and resilient and are not predisposed to health problems.

    Join Pammy in helping end the homeless dog crisis by taking the pledge to adopt, and never buy.

     

  • Kingfisher Aircraft to Fly Billboards?

    Written by PETA

    PETA India has flown into action with a tempting offer to help keep Kingfisher Airlines out of its financial crisis and flying sky-high while helping meat-eating men rise to the occasion. In a letter to Kingfisher Chairperson Vijay Mallya, we offered to pay the airline to paint our new ad on the sides of Kingfisher's planes: 

    Considering that impotence affects more than 50 per cent of our nation's males over age 40, placing PETA's "Want Good Times? Go Vegan. Meat Consumption Leads to Impotence" ad on the bodies of planes is the perfect way to reach and help millions of men who may be having trouble "keeping up" in the bedroom.

    In addition to causing animal suffering, eating meat can lead to a host of illnesses and medical conditions, including impotence. A diet heavy in meat and dairy products has been linked to heart disease, prostate cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity – all of which can cause impotence. The good news is that medical science suggests that all of these diseases, along with impotence, can be prevented or even reversed by eating a healthy vegan diet!

    It's pretty obvious that the best way to help animals, protect the environment and avoid turbulence in your love life is to go vegan. 

    We haven't heard back from the airline yet, but we can assure you that more than just Kingfisher's jets will be "taking off" if Dr Mallya accepts PETA's offer and spreads this vital message about meat and impotence.    

  • 'The Artist' Star Uggie for PETA India

    Written by PETA

    Scene-stealing canine star Uggie won hearts and awards for his performance in The Artist. Now the world's favourite pup is the star of a PETA India campaign encouraging everyone  always to adopt, never buy. It's a subject close to Uggie's heart because the energetic dog was passed off by three families before he found his forever home – and he knows that every animal deserves the same happy ending. 

    Twenty-five million homeless dogs are struggling to survive on India's streets. They go hungry, are hit by vehicles or are abused by cruel people. The luckier ones are in animal shelters waiting for a family to call their own. 

    When you are ready to welcome a new animal into the family, please don't support pet stores or breeders. Always adopt – never buy.

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