Tika, Mala & Some Woofs in Return!

Kathmandu, November 10, 2015– The most awaited day of the year “Kukur Tihar” finally arrived as a beautiful moment in our gloomy crisis days. Animal Nepal this year too invited dog lovers to worship rescued canines at its Chobar Animal Hospital. And to our surprise we witnessed good numbers of dog lovers despite of vehicle and fuel crisis due to an ongoing blockade.

The Kukur Tihar programme started with a lovely speech from AN’s Founder President Pramada Shah who expressed her deep concern about pet abandonment. We were delighted to see people bringing their kids who had some curious eyes for our shelter dogs. Followed by a pleasing thank you speech from our Director Uttam Kafle, finally it was time to worship our dogs who were loosing their patience over yummy breads and eggs. Visitors offered blessings with tika and mala to our rescued dogs.  Continue reading “Tika, Mala & Some Woofs in Return!”

Animal Nepal speaks out against wildlife gifting

rhinoAnimal Nepal has requested the government of Nepal not to reintroduce the practice of gifting live animals to other countries. In letters to the Minister and Director General, Animal Nepal notes that using wildlife as ‘diplomatic gifts’ reduces animals to objects and leads to animal suffering.

“With animal welfare being high on the agenda around the world, wildlife gifting generally no longer is an appreciated diplomatic gesture,” writes Animal Nepal’s President Pramada Shah.

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