In China, Dogs Are No Longer “Livestock”

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This is part of China’s response to the pandemic crisis. China is finally taking steps to protect dogs. Infamous for their dog eating festival in Yulin, China has long endured the anger of activists and dog lovers worldwide for their stance on dogs as livestock. The coronavirus crisis has resulted in widespread debate about the […]

Stray dogs and their heroes – a photo essay

A story of survival and empathy On 24 March, 2020, the Government of India announced a 21 day nationwide lockdown, that was later extended until 3 May, 2020, as a preventive measure against the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in India. While as humans we had the privilege of being able to plan for our upcoming meals for the […]

Dog Rights During Lockdown

What you should know about walking your dog or going to the vet during the pandemic. It is easy to forget about the plight of animals when we are in the midst of a pandemic. Many pet parents are now finding it hard to provide adequate exercise for their pets. There have been examples of […]

Stray Dog Rescued From Well

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Local woman bravely rescues stray dog in Mangalore. The Indian Express recently reported the story of a woman from Mangalore climbing down a well to save a dog. The footage went viral on social media. The woman, who does not know how to swim, became a local hero after her brave deed. We were curious […]

Old Dog Saves Toddler

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An old dog loyally followed a three month old baby as she wandered off into the Outback. Heroes come in many forms. Some don’t wear capes. Some are not even human. Yes, we are talking about dogs. Dogs have shown us time and again that their superpower is undying loyalty. A good dog parent understands […]

Marnie, Celebrity Shih Tzu, No More

The tale of Marnie the Shih Tzu and the rise of the senior dog influencer. Marnie was a celebrity at 18 on Instagram thanks to her lolling tongue, stilted gait and amusing expressions. Her owner Shirley Braha adopted Marnie in 2012 from a Connecticut shelter. Marnie had a curious looking face and she quickly endeared […]