Vegan MoFo: Gandhi’s Birthday; Indian Animal Activism Roundup

In case you hadn’t seen the google homepage today, it is Gandhi’s Birthday.

In honor of the Mahatma, I thought today’s veganmofo should  be a shout out to some folks working on animal issues in India.

When we were in Bangalore this summer, Wan and I visited the Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA) shelter that primarily works with stray cats and dogs but also wildlife, vivisection and farm animal issues.

It was great to visit and walk the dogs with Deepa Balaram, a vegan animal activist who works for ActAsia, and volunteers at the CUPA shelter.

Out for a Walk

Out for a Walk, Photo by Wan Park

Dr. Nandita Shah runs Sharan which aims to spread “holistic health awareness, and an ecologically sustainable compassionate lifestyle,” and conducts workshops promoting veganism and health.

Manish Jain runs
A new vegan center for yoga, meditation and relaxation is slated to open on November 1, 2009 (World Vegan Day), in  Karnataka.

I wanted to give a shout out to Peta-India.

Humane Society International is working on farm animal issues in India.  We visited many farm animal facilities in India with Nitin Goel of HSI.  Some blogs about those visits are here.

Battery Egg Caged Hens, Photo by Wan Park

Battery Egg Caged Hens, Photo by Wan Park

At the end of August, HSI and the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Groups hosted a workshop in Bangalore on Farm Animal Issues. FIAPO recently published a series of reports on the status of animals used for food and fibre in India.

There are also regular vegan meetups/eatups/potlucks going on in different cities like Bangalore and Mumbai.

It is inspiring to see the work of all these folks.  I’m sure there are many more.  Feel free to post and chime in on other vegan activism activities in India.


~ by sangamithra on October 2, 2009.

One Response to “Vegan MoFo: Gandhi’s Birthday; Indian Animal Activism Roundup”

  1. Thank you for sharing all of this information. I’m looking forward to reading through some of your older posts as well.

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