Monday, November 17, 2014

Animal Ambulance/Mobile Clinic Service for Sick & Injured Animals



I have been an animal rights activist for close to 12 years. So far, I have been raising my voice against atrocities on animals on every possible platform, and have been helping animals with food, water and medical assistance, sometimes with my friends; and sometimes on my own.

I am trying my best to start an Animal Ambulance/ Mobile Clinic Service in India to help sick and injured animals who need medical assistance on an urgent basis. We plan to travel across cities in India and provide medical assistance to neglected animals that have nobody to look after. However, I have not been able to start this service due to financial constraints. The lowest budget to start the mobile clinic service is around $12000.

So far, we have been able to collect $450 and still need $11550. I was wondering if all you animal lovers and your friends could come forward and make your contribution towards this much needed service. We will keep you posted about every animal that we save, once we are able to start this service. Please make your contribution here at this page or to our PayPal:

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“You know what we do, makes only a tiny ripple on the ocean of problems that millions of animals face in the world, but one ripple is better than none. One animal saved is better than none. Making a difference for one is better than making no difference for any”. -Virginia McKenna

Thank you!
Life for Animals

Saturday, October 4, 2014

52% of Wildlife Lost in past 40 Years

52% of the world’s animals have vanished in last 40 years, according to a WWF ( World Wildlife Fund ) report. The 2014 Living Planet Report stated that between 1970 and 2010, populations of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish around the globe dropped 52%! Examples of wildlife that are suffering serious population collapse include elephants in Africa which could be extinct within our lifetime!! Marine turtles have seen an 80% drop in numbers.

The amount of carbon in our atmosphere has risen to levels not seen in more than a million years, triggering climate change that is already destabilizing ecosystems. High concentrations of reactive nitrogen are degrading lands, rivers and oceans. Stress on already scarce water supplies is increasing. And over 60% of the essential services provided by nature from forests to seas are in decline. With 39% of terrestrial wildlife gone, 39% of marine wildlife gone and 76% of freshwater wildlife gone…all in the past 40 years, we are headed towards a catastrophe. Perhaps man will only stop after he has nothing more to destroy, and then mankind will be destroyed too. After all the awareness drives and endless animal safety projects and millions spent for them, animals are still dying, and they are dying faster. Are we really so dumb not to understand that if there are no animals on the Earth, we won’t be here either??

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ants fighting Global Warming!!

That every creature on Earth is here for a purpose, and that we must not kill any of them, has been proved right again. According to the journal Geology, ants may be cooling the Earth by helping trap carbon dioxide from the environment! A long-term experiment tracking the ants’ effects on soil suggests they cooled Earth’s climate as their numbers grew.

Certain ant species “weather” minerals in order to secrete calcium carbonate, better known as limestone. The process traps and removes a tiny bit of carbon dioxide gas from atmosphere. This ant limestone factory is a small-scale version of the massive planetary-cooling process that takes place in the oceans, known as carbon sequestration, according to a report.

It was discovered that ants were powerful weathering agents by tracking the breakdown of basalt sand. The experiment also shows that ants appear to break down the minerals 50 to 300 times faster than sand left undisturbed on bare ground.
There are other scientific explanations given in the report about how ants do it. But the important point is that every creature on Earth is here for a purpose. To kill them, eat them and torture them is against humanity and against divinity. God and nature have blessed us with animals to save us from calamities which we must understand and respect the existence of animals.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Raju, the Elephant, No More a Slave after 50 Years…

Raju, the elephant, that had been chained throughout his 50-year life and subjected to severe abuse all his life, was recently rescued from his captors in the Uttar Pradesh state of India. The elephant was used for begging, joy rides, and performing tricks to appease people for money. He had also been poked with spikes and had wounds in several parts of his body. He had even been fed paper and plastic! The elephant’s taste buds have been damaged and he cannot taste food anymore! Even his digestive system will take a long time to recover! They say he was probably taken from a forest as a calf and then sold several times to different owners! So much for the innocent soul to suffer!! The elephant was crying while being unchained!

This elephant was seized by the Forest Department from his owner when he could not produce the documents for his possession. But what about those 50 long years that this majestic animal spent in severe abuse and torture? And why couldn’t he be rescued earlier? This incident arouses anger, disappointment and disbelief about the greed of humans who would go beyond any limit of cruelty to inflict abuse on innocent animals for monetary gains.

What have we come to as a community? Are we still savages? This whole episode is unbelievable and almost ends my hope and faith in humanity.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Man Killed for Feeding Stray Dogs???

A dog lover, who cared for stray dogs by giving them food and water, was killed by his neighbor who couldn't stand his passion for stray animals! This unfortunate incident happened in Howrah city in Kolkata state of India. The victim had gone out to feed stray dogs as usual when the murderer came charging at him, complaining that the dogs were a nuisance and created problems for the people. When the animal lover was attacked, the dogs charged at the attacker and he fled. But he came back later, this time with an iron rod, and started hitting the animal lover on the head. This resulted in the death of the animal lover.

This cruel and sad incident clearly shows how intolerant our society has become of animals and animal lovers. And this has happened in a country which is known to worship animals as different forms of God!! Why kill animals and accuse them of creating a nuisance when we have destroyed their habitat? If we leave no place for them to live, we will have to be ready to co-exist with them. In fact, all the animals want to remain away from the merciless humankind and try their best to avoid them. But with their shrinking habitat, they have no option but to live with us and suffer heavily in return.

This kind of cruelty and insensitivity is totally unacceptable. The government and the authorities must ensure the safety of animals and animal lovers. How long will animals be tortured and killed for no fault of theirs?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

250 Lions Dead in 5 Years

250 lions have died in past 5 years in Gir wildlife sanctuary and its periphery in India. The death of lions in such huge numbers is alarming. It raises serious concerns about the upkeep and safety of lions in India. Many lions were run over by trains which operate through this area! Many others died by electrocution and by falling in wells!

This all proves how callous we are in our approach to provide a safe life to these majestic animals. Imagine lions dying by being run over by trains, by electrocution, and by falling in wells! Where are the safety measures? Can't these animals be provided with a safe habitat protected from man-made hazards?

Animals don't take anything from nature except what nature offers them. They don't manufacture or build anything and don't exploit the Earth for commercial benefits. Yet, they can't live in peace, and have to perish because of the selfishness of the human race. Safety measures must be taken immediately to save these lions from further damage and death. It must be ensured that their habitat is free from trains, electricity and wells...!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Landmark Victory for Animals

In a landmark victory for animals, the Supreme Court of India yesterday banned bullfights and bullock cart racing in many states of India in a major step towards protecting animals from human cruelty. The court favored constitutional status for rights of animals like citizens. It said, "Parliament, it is expected, would elevate rights of animals so that of constitutional rights, as done by many of the countries around the world, so as to protect their dignity and honor."

This is a time to celebrate the victory of animals, but how effectively this ruling is implemented is yet to be seen. Because despite stringent rules being in place to protect animals, they are still being tortured, mistreated, traded and butchered. A task force, to implement this ruling, should also be formed to oversee the implementation of this ruling, and the task force should consist of honest, animal loving officers. We hope that in near future there will be more such laws to protect the rights of the animals, and the animals would have more chances of living in peace.