Poorly maintained aquarium leaves visitors disappointed

Many fish tanks are empty; some have no lights The Bangalore Aquarium, also known as Government Aquarium, is poorly maintained. One-third of  the 30 tanks at the aquarium are empty. A dozen of them don’t have fish, while  six lack lights.  Shruti Madar, the officer-in-charge of the aquarium, informed The Observer they do their best to […]

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NGOs: We can’t help injured stray dogs timely due to lack of funds

Many injured street dogs in Bengaluru are not getting prompt medical aid. NGOs say they are unable to rescue strays timely because they are short of money and time. Recently, a pup was run over by a milk truck in Kumbalgodu. Chandrakala Yadav, a shop owner who witnessed the accident, said: “The accident occurred at […]

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Post-lockdown, gaushalas are in a financial crisis

The Karnataka government announced on July 15 the establishment of new gaushalas in all districts under the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2020. But existing gaushalas suffer from financial troubles. The Observer visited several gaushalas in Bengaluru to understand the situation.Hukam Chand Jain, president of  Rishab Kamadhenu Gaushala, said: “We cater […]

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Shillong’s pet parents feel the need for home delivery of essential items

Don’t feel safe going to the vet amid pandemic Shillong: Pet parents in Shillong are ruing the lack of home delivery for essential pet items. During the pandemic, they find it safer than stepping out to buy them.  Rudolf Sun, a pet parent, informed The Observer: “It is essential to have home delivery for essential […]

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Covid-19 does not spread from animals to people, claims PETA

The NGO People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Monday claimed no cases of animals spreading Covid-19 virus have been reported, so humans can take care of pets at home without the risk of being infected. According to a BBC article, scientists say there is currently no evidence that animals play a significant role […]

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Bannerghatta zoo now earns zero revenue

Zoo Authority sends SOS to govt on animals’ food Bengaluru: In the wake of the extended Covid-19 lockdown, the Bannerghatta Biological Park is suffering a severe financial crisis. Dr Umashankar HP, a senior veterinarian at the Bannerghatta zoo and media spokesperson, said: “Currently, there is no revenue. We need Rs 2 crore every month to […]

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