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IT, bank employees express solidarity with Jallikattu protests

IT, bank employees express solidarity with Jallikattu protests

With traders downing shutters following a bandh call against jallikattu ban, employees of information technology, banks and other commercial establishments today staged a protest here expressing their solidarity to the cause.

Tamil Nadu can make law to treat Jallikattu as traditional sport: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi

As protests demanding Jallikattu swelled on the streets of Tamil Nadu, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Thursday said the state government has the power to enact a law to treat Jallikattu as a traditional sport, but cautioned that the animals should not be harmed or cruelly treated during such events.

PETA may take legal route if Centre brings ordinance on Jallikattu

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India on Thursday said it may take the legal route if the Centre brings an ordinance to enable the conduct of Jallikattu or continue its campaign to create awareness against the holding of the bull-taming sport in Tamil Nadu.

Jallikattu: As protests intensify in Tamil Nadu, PETA urges lawmakers not to support bull-taming sport

Jallikattu: As protests intensify in Tamil Nadu, PETA urges lawmakers not to support bull-taming sport

PETA on Thursday made a fresh appeal to lawmakers urging them not to encourage a tradition which causes unnecessary pain to an animal.

Jallikattu stir intensifies as thousands continue protest at Chennai's Marina Beach; Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Modi on Thursday

Jallikattu stir intensifies as thousands continue protest at Chennai's Marina Beach; Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Modi on Thursday

The Supreme Court in May 2014 banned Jallikattu, saying that bulls cannot be used as performing animals either for Jallikattu events or for bullock-cart races.

Social media comes in handy in coordinating Jallikattu stir

Social media appeared to have played a key role in bringing together thousands of pro-Jallikattu protesters to the sprawling Marina Beach here and other parts of Tamil Nadu, with updates on the ongoing students' spontaneous stir and messages flooding the platform.

Jallikattu protests spread across Tamil Nadu: Know what happened today

Thousands of students on Wednesday gathered on the sands of Marina in Chennai as protests demanding lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport 'jallikattu' snowballed across Tamil Nadu.

Resolution in support of Jallikattu, legal action against PETA: AIADMK

Amidst protests across Tamil Nadu for permission to conduct jallikattu, ruling AIADMK on Wednesday said a resolution would be adopted in the coming session of the state assembly seeking the lifting of the ban on the bull taming sport.

Trisha Krishnan’s twitter account hacked; mother seeks police protection for daughter

Trisha Krishnan’s twitter account hacked; mother seeks police protection for daughter

Trisha's long association with PETA, which is aggressively campaigning against Jallikattu, has earned her the wrath of the supporters of the ancient and popular bull-taming sport.

Jallikattu row: 'Anti-national' PETA working against Tamil culture, should be banned, says DMK leader MK Stalin

MK Stalin on Monday dubbed animal rights advocacy group PETA as "anti-national".

Anoushka Shankar urges Maharashtra government to help horses

Anoushka Shankar urges Maharashtra government to help horses

Anoushka Shankar has sent a letter on behalf of PETA India to Devendra Fadnavis urging him to put an end to cruelty to horses.

PETA lauds Rajasthan govt for moving SC against acquittal of Salman Khan in Chinkara poaching cases

PETA lauds Rajasthan govt for moving SC against acquittal of Salman Khan in Chinkara poaching cases

Animal rights body PETA today lauded the Rajasthan government for moving Supreme Court against the acquittal of Bollywood actor Salman Khan in two alleged Chinkara poaching cases and said punishments for violating wildlife laws must apply "equally" to everyone.

PETA seeks action against KC(M)'s activists who killed stray dogs in Kerala

Condemning the killing of stray dogs in Kottayam allegedly by activists of Youth Front(M), an offshoot of Kerala Congress(M) led by K M Mani, animal rights organisation PETA today urged him to expel all those involved and ensure strict police action against them.

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi raps Kerala for its policy on stray dogs

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi raps Kerala for its policy on stray dogs

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday criticised the Kerala government's decision to kill stray dogs, terming it "unlawful and unscientific".

I'm extremely proud of my name, says Neil Nitin Mukesh

I'm extremely proud of my name, says Neil Nitin Mukesh

Neil is the son of veteran singer Nitin Mukesh and grandson of Mukesh. 

PETA calls on NGT seeking immediate nationwide ban on 'manja'

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has filed a petition urging the National Green Tribunal to ban the use of glass coated thread `manja` which is used while flying kites and sought an immediate ban on it across the country.

Naruto, the 'monkey' gets another chance to take his selfie

Naruto, the 'monkey' gets another chance to take his selfie

Back in 2011, photographer David J Slater left his camera in an Indonesian forest, which gave a then six-year-old monkey named Naruto a chance to take several photos of himself that was followed with an unprecedented copyright lawsuit -- at claiming ownership over his image.

John Abraham speaks up against animal culling

John Abraham speaks up against animal culling

An avid animal lover, John Abraham, in the wake of the circulated video that saw a pup being thrown off a terrace, raised a question that why doesn't one cull human beings too?

Liam Hemsworth named PETA's sexiest male vegan celeb

Liam Hemsworth named PETA's sexiest male vegan celeb

He may be a beefcake, but Liam Hemsworth stays far away from meat and hence, PETA has named him to be the sexiest male vegan this year.