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Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, was recently crowned India’s most vegan-friendly city. The title was awarded by the Indian branch of the largest animals rights organization in the world, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). PETA India sent a letter of thanks to Dr. D Karthikeyan, the commissioner of Chennai Municipal Corporation, who […]
Meat and liquor may soon be prohibited in the Indian cities of Ayodhya and Mathura. According to the Hindu, the Uttar Pradesh government is contemplating a total ban on alcohol and non-vegetarian foods in Ayodhya – the birthplace of Rama, the seventh avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. The items may also be banned in […]
India just got its first hospital specifically dedicated to helping elephants. Although elephants are a fundamental part of Indian culture, many are exploited for tourist attractions, used in festival parades, and forced to perform. Opening last week in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the hospital is taking a stand against this, working to preserve the animals by caring […]
India’s largest vegan event, the One Earth Festival (formerly known as The Ahimsa Festival), is set to return to Mumbai this December for the third year in a row. The One Earth Festival was founded in 2016 by the Ahimsa Parmo Dharma Group (APDG), an organization that promotes an Ahimsak lifestyle of nonviolence in all aspects […]
India’s largest hostel chain, Zostel, plans to add vegan meals to all of its 28 top rated locations across India and Nepal, making vegan travel easier than ever. With the help of nonprofit animal rights organization Vegan Outreach, the chain of backpacker hostels has already begun to veganize its food offerings. The chain’s Agra location, positioned ten-minutes from the Taj Mahal, […]
Portuguese-inspired flame-grilled chicken chain Barcelos has seen sales surge by 50 percent in its Indian locations after introducing a new menu, which is half vegetarian. Founded in 1993 in South Africa, Barcelos has restaurants in 16 countries around the world, including across Africa, the Middle East, in Canada, and in the UK. In most places, the chain […]
Indian vegan start-up company Good Dot, which produces a variety of plant-based meats, is set to expand across the nation. Good Dot came to life when “complete strangers on opposite sides of the planet” bonded over a shared mission – to decrease animal suffering and improve human health with vegetarian meat products. Made up of […]
More than two-thirds of milk and milk products sold in India do not meet the standards set by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), new research reveals. Mohan Singh Ahluwalia, a member of the Animal Welfare Board of India, made the announcement whilst chairing a meeting of department heads at the Circuit […]

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