“ANIMALS HAVE A SOUL SO IT SHOULDN’T BE IN YOUR BOWL”
Our efforts enable us to significantly influence school students to develop empathy towards people, compassion towards animals and care for the natural world so that they can make a difference and bring about a positive change.
Cows have been considered sacred from time immemorial in the Indian subcontinent. But then cows are not just sacred. They were worshipped for the many uses they provide to mankind. Whether they are alive or dead, they serve many purposes. Cow’s milk is still considered as the best alternative to mother’s milk and cow dung provides you a natural solution to produce natural gas for domestic purposes.
Despite being very useful, sometimes our most revered cows also get affected by different illnesses. And taking care of them requires a lot of professional knowledge and experience. At Ujjwal India Foundation , we thrive to provide the best facilities for them
It is not just the natural diseases that are plaguing these revered animals. Some of them are also ill treated or malnourished, due to the negligence and cruelty of some human beings. They are exploited badly by humans for their own selfish purposes. Cows are injected with hormones to increase their milk supply but are not fed properly leaving them to scrounge for food in the garbage dumps. Eating unhealthy food causes their early demise. Also, some are cruel enough to kill them mercilessly for their meat and skin.
Dogs are one of the most loyal friends known to mankind. Throughout history, this animal has been revered for the unconditional love it bestows upon its owner. Trusted for having a sixth sense, the dog is an animal which has been given a high status in most cultures and religions. They were domesticated very early on by humans as they were of great help in the survival activities of hunting and guarding.Volunteers of U I Foundation -wide engage themselves tirelessly in spreading the cause of 'Feed a Dog' through our various activities such as:
- Partnering with various NGOs and animal welfare centres to run vaccination drives
- Rehabilitation and shelter for injured and abandoned dogs
- Help people and spread awareness about adopting strays and taking care of them
- Emergency services for injured and accident-struck animals through our 24-hour ambulance service
- Sponsor treatment and care for sick animals. Our volunteeers themselves have undertaken 26 tretaments so far.
- Sensitising people towards the needs of animals and the necessity to protect them by spreading awareness and presenting facts
- Rescuing animals from cruelty done by their owners or breeders. In a recent case our volunteers rescued a dog which was left tied for the whole day.
- Spreading awareness about animal cruelty, specially strays
Rising above the earth and soaring through skies, birds have been an integral part of creation. They are agents of dispersal and bio-indicators and are essential to the food chain.
There are more than 10,000 species of birds across the world and they are the most conspicuous form of animal life that we encounter.
Unfortunately today, owing to human involvement and activities more than 500 species of birds have been negatively affected. A lot of the species have also gone extinct over the past century. Cell phone tower radiations, global warming, pollution etc. have disturbed the natural ecosystems of the birds leading to diseases and deaths.
A study by Stanford University biologists has predicted that ten per cent of all bird species are likely to disappear by the year 2100, and another 15 percent could be on the brink of extinction. "Our projections indicate that, by 2100, up to 14 percent of all bird species may be extinct and that as many as one out of four may be functionally extinct-that is, critically endangered or extinct in the wild," said researcher Cagan H. Sekercioglu of the Stanford Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) and lead author of the PNAS study. "Important ecosystem processes, particularly decomposition, pollination and seed dispersal, will likely decline as a result."
Today one in eight bird species worldwide faces the threat of extinction. And the worst part is that it is not just the rare or exotic species, but also the birds that that have been a part of our everyday life growing up. The chirping sparrows in the balcony don't wake us up any more and the dancing peacocks are now a rare sight.
What is Animal Cruelty? Animal cruelty is when someone hurts an animal or does not care for an animal responsibly, like not giving a dog or cat food and water. It is against the law to be cruel to or harm animals, even your own pets. It’s also called animal abuse, or neglect. Animal cruelty is a serious problem. If you see an animal being hurt, remember that you can help speak up for that animal. Depending on the situation, there are different ways you can help but keep these three rules in mind:
- Don’t touch Never try to stop a person hurting an animal by yourself or try to help an animal who is hurt. Even though both situations can be upsetting, they can put you in a dangerous situation.
- Get an adult Find help from someone like your mom, dad, teacher, or trusted neighbor. Tell them what you saw and together, find help.
- Call for help If you witness animal abuse, have your parent or guardian because it is an emergency. If you notice an animal not being cared for properly, your parent or guardian should call animal control.
People who abuse animals are more likely to hurt other people. This is why it’s so important to report animal abuse. Not only will you help the animal, but you will help your community be a safer place for everyone.
What Ujjwal India Foundation will do ? If you find anyone who is abusing animals you can call us or inform us w will take an action against him/her .