#Animal Protection

.New York, NY, USA
Show your pet some love by spending quality time with them and feeding some tasty treats. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

  • February 20 is celebrated as ‘Love your pet day’ in the US 
  • This day celebrates selfless love and loyalty of pets
  • Twitter is flooded with adorable snaps of netizens with thier furry friends

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Puppy Bowl is an annual television program that airs on Animal Planets. (Photo credit: Instagram/JillBiden)

  • Major and Champ will be promoting COVID-19 pandemic measures in the Puppy Bowl commercial
  • The Puppy Bowl commercial will mark the acting debut of first dogs
  • The PSA will air on Sunday

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is a leader in animal care and conservation of biology. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • 'Our guinea pigs dine on a variety of veggies, including lettuce, carrots + green peppers' said the caption
  • The video has garnered over 46,000 views
  •  Smithsonian's National Zoo had earlier posted a panda video, which went viral

.Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India
The elephant ran away in distress after the tyre got stuck on its ear. (Photo Credit: Representational/PTI Photo)

  • A burning piece of tyre was thrown on the 40-year-old elephant to chase it away
  • The mammal was later found with severe burns injuries by the forest rangers
  • 2 miscreants have been nabbed and booked in connection with the incident 

.Berlin, Germany
Tens of millions of male chicks are shredded in Germany every year. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Germany is set to be the first country to ban mass shredding of male chicks in the poultry industry
  • The measure passed by the cabinet envisages a ban on chick shredding from 2022
  • Animal welfare activists have long campaigned to end the practice

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A boon for people amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are becoming a bane for wildlife, birds, and marine creatures. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Masks are becoming a deadly hazard for the wildlife, marine creatures, and birds
  • A single-use surgical mask, which is worn once, can take hundreds of years to decompose
  • Macaques in Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur were spotted chewing the straps of old, tossed-aside masks, which can be hazardous

.Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Chief Wildlife Warden ML Meena said the department has sounded an alert, and the field staff has been asked to be more vigilant. (Representative image: Unsplash)

  • The Animal Husbandry Department has set up a state-level control room
  • Seven crows were found dead at the iconic Jal Mahal in Jaipur on Sunday
  • Deaths from bird flu have been mainly reported amogn crows, with most of the from Kota and Jodhpur divisions

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Wolves could soon be imperilled because of a decision by President Donald Trump's government. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • In October, the US removed gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act
  • Conservationists fear for the roughly 6,000 gray wolves in the lower-48 states
  • A quarter of a million wolves once roamed from coast to coast before the 20th century

.Atlanta, GA, USA
Keith Walker has been homeless since the age of 13. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • A fire engulfed W-Underdogs’ kitchen on December 18
  • Keith Walker saved the lives of six dogs and 10 cats
  • He has been homeless since the age of 13

.Cambodia
Kaavan, the world's lonliest elephant starts his new journey from Cambodia. (Photo Credit:AFP)

  • Kaavan is a 36-year-old bull elephant originally from Sri Lanka
  • He sparked global uproar from animal rights groups, who initiated a campaign to save him.
  • Kaavan's much-anticipated journey was "uneventful", said Amir Khalil