flood Early monsoon hits India annual monsoon swept through India about two weeks early. But it brought heavy rains causing floods and landslides in eastern India. Unconfi-rmed sources say at least 52 people have been killed and over 3 million affected in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal. As on June 20, Subarnrekha river in Orissa was flowing above the danger

Peta working for animal rights, has demanded that the Alipore Zoo should be closed down by the government for its alleged mishandling of animals. A giraffe died after being electrocuted while being taken from the Alipore zoo to the Nandankanan Zoo in Bhubaneswar.

People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Mumbai, today linked bird flu in Tripura to unhygienic condition of chicken and egg farms. This comes at a time when the State Government has blamed Bangladesh for the spread of the H5N1 virus through unchecked poultry movement from across the border. PETA officials here said besides Tripura, they had issued general warning to every State in India early this year about filthy condition in poultry farms after conducting a random survey and cautioned that it could lead to spread of the flu virus.


Remarks Come In The Wake Of US Prez Blaming India For Global Food Crisis One way to beat the worldwide grain shortage is for meateaters to turn vegetarian, and the movement should start with US president George Bush, the Indian affiliate of animal rights organization Peta has said. Jumping headlong into the controversy that began with Bush's misconstrued remarks about India's role in the rise of food prices worldwide, Peta India has written a letter to the US president, urging him to become a vegetarian and asking other compassionate Americans to follow his example.

Animals used by the leather industry in India are transported to states where they can legally be killed. Forced to walk through the heat and dust for days without food or water, many of the animals collapse. Handlers pull the cattle by ropes through their noses and twist their necks, horns and tails or rub chilli peppers in their eyes in order to keep them moving.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney is urging the world to go vegetarian in a bid to fight global warming and is surprised more green groups don't promote it. In an interview with the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), McCartney said the global meat industry was a major contributor to global warming. A transcript of the PETA interview was given to Reuters.

MUMBAI: The next time your order your favourite sea-food delicacy, think about what you won't see on your plate. According to a recent study by the PETA India, not only do fish contain deadly toxins, but also the manner in which fishing is carried out could make your stomach churn.

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