Animal Welfare Current Affairs - 2020

World Day For Farmed Animals Celebrated on October 2

World Day for Farmed Animals was celebrated on October 2, 2020 by the International animals’ welfare organization, World Animal Protection along with the Asia for Animals coalition in order to bring the focus on the need to treat farm animals as sentient beings. Key Facts Various organizations from India, Thailand, South Korea, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Read More…

Guidelines for Import of Exotic Species

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently issued advisory to import of Exotic Live Species. What are Exotic Live Species? The Exotic Live Species are plant or animal species that move from the original range to a new one. Under the new guidelines, the Ministry has said that “Exotic Live Species” are to Read More…

Campaign launched on Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways

On June 5, 2020, the Union minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the United Nations Development Programme campaign called “Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on highways”. Need India is witnessing 5 lakhs road accidents every year. Out of these 1.5 lakhs lose their lives. The campaign is launched to bring Read More…

African Swine Flu in Assam

On May 3, 2020, the Assam Government confirmed that more than 2,500 pigs in 306 villages were killed due to African Swine Flu in Assam. There was no relevance brought with COVID-19. Highlights The reason of death of the pigs were confirmed as African Swine Flu by the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases Read More…

Task Force to be set up to prevent Human and Animal transmission of COVID-19

The Indian Government is taking precautionary steps after it was learnt that COVID-19 infects animals as well. Recently a Malayan tiger in the zoo of New York was reported to have infected with COVID-19. Highlights India is taking precautionary step to prevent Animal and Human transmission of the virus in the country. The Central Government Read More…