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Fight for animal rights

The loss of animals is detrimental to the balance of our ecosystem.

Do cows cry or grieve?
Cows do grieve for loved ones and mother cows even cry for hours after being separated from their babies.
Does milking a cow hurt the cow?
Most cow owners do not wash their hands, do not have soft hands nor do they not milk gently. Neither do they apply any cream or lotion on the udders afterwards. More than 50 per cent cows' udders become sore. They suffer from mastitis, an infection of the udders that cause swelling and makes milking excruciating
I feel very sorry when I see chickens waiting to be killed in open chicken coops on the road. I really would like to rescue them. What can I do?
You've given the answer yourself. Rescue them! Every chicken coop on the road is illegal. Under FSSAI law, they cannot be kept on an open road. Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, they can't be locked up and killed in front of each other. According to the municipal laws, chickens can't be kept in khokhas or killed in open areas as this is bad for everyone's health. So, if you use all the laws and keep them with you in writing, you can rescue them. The next step is where to keep them. If you have a garden at home, make a small shed for them in a corner and put hay in it. Otherwise, let them roam around freely. Each chicken has his/her own personality and they make charming pets. In fact, once you get the courage up, you can make a team called Chicken Rescue, inform the police and clear your town of these khokhas.
Q. Apart from food for humans and other species are fish of any consequence to the planet?
Every day humans breathe out millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide. All our factories and process create more millions of carbon dioxide. If this carbon dioxide builds up in the air then we would be dead very soon. As it is, from the amount it has built up, we have now warmed the planet enough to make our weather unpredictable – which has its impact on food availability and prices and on the spread of disease. So, what slows down this build of carbon dioxide? Two things: trees and fish (not the oceans but the fish in them). The more trees you cut the hotter and drier it gets. The more fish you remove the less carbon dioxide they can remove. Deep sea fish around the UK and Ireland remove and store more than one million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. According to a new study by the University of Southampton, this natural carbon capture and storage scheme saves millions of lives. The fish living in deep waters on the continental slope play an important role in carrying carbon from the surface to the seafloor. But , as fishing, energy extraction and mining extend into deeper waters, these seldom seen fishes who provide a valuable service to all of us are going to disappear making the carbon dioxide built up even more intense. Soon it will be difficult for anyone to breathe.
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