Almost 400 conches worth several crores were seized from the ongoing Trade Fair on Sunday. Four people working with the Tamil Nadu and Orissa stalls were arrested in connection to the illegal trade under which the conches were being brought from the southern parts of the country to Delhi and sold for exorbitant amounts.

Layoffs During Downturn Resulted In Record Number Of Job Applications From Corporate Professionals
Preeti Kulkarni MUMBAI

MUMBAI: The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has announced that it will give the 2009 Proggy Award for International Leadership in the Field of Animal Rights to India's Central Zoo Authority (CZA) in recognition of the government organisation's decision to ban the use of elephants in zoos and circuses. "Proggy'' is short for "progressive''.

Though meat traders have called of their strike and agreed to work at the Ghazipur slaughterhouse, illegal slaughtering is on the rise in various areas of the Capital, say sources.

According to them, most of the illegal slaughtering is being done in Seelampur, Jafrabad, Okhla, Khureji and some other areas.

In the wake of the increasing incidents of animal deaths in zoos, campaigners of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) today demonstrated in front of the Central Zoo Authority in the national Capital, and called for shutting down of all zoos in the country.

The protest demo organised by PETA at Thekkinkad Maidan in Thrissur on Tuesday demanding ban on the use of elephants in entertainment programmes.

THRISSUR: Under the auspices of the Punebased 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA), a demonstration demanding ban on the use of elephants in entertainment programmes was staged at Thekkinkad Maidan here on Tuesday.

Lita Barretto

Bull owners reject claims of cruelty, saying they treat the bulls like their own children and at Rs 5,000-10,000 each, fighting them is a way of recouping the cost of keeping the animals
BULLFIGHTING WAS once a way of life in the resort state of Goa, with thousands of people gathering on Sundays and public holidays to cheer on the animals as they locked horns

The city zoo, which has been receiving flak since the death of a five-year-old hippopotamus in April, is all set to adorn a new look by the year 2012. After recieving green signal from the Mumbai Heritage Committee for the Rs 433 crore modernisation plan last week, Byculla Zoo Authorities, is now awaiting approval from the Standing Committee of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC).

AHMEDABAD: That meat you are about to gobble may be buzzing with anthrax virus, ready to eat you up instead! Conveying this message were four PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) volunteers at Law Garden on Wednesday afternoon.

Mumbai Seems like the Byculla zoo authority has learnt a lesson the hard way, after suffering the loss of Shakti.

The hippopotamus had died on April 24. A month after the hippo