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Vulture Awareness – Literal & Figurative

Vulture Awareness – Literal & Figurative

In 2005, Manoj and his team collaborated with locals to set up Nepal’s first poison-free “Vulture Restaurant” in Basa-Basahi, Nawalparasi. Basa and surrounding villagers created a template for sustainable, community-led vulture conservation – but predictably, the initiative was co-opted and diluted by PR-hungry NGOs and domestic political interests.

Protest to Progress

Protest to Progress

In the twelve years since we first started questioning the open acceptance of cruelty inflicted on animals in the name of religion, we have heard the drumbeats of protest and change. We have seen the same religion, same faith expressed in different practices, some...

UPDATE: Gadhimai Animal Sacrifice

UPDATE: Gadhimai Animal Sacrifice

We are excited to announce that our Gadhimai Festival campaign, which has focused for several years on the rapid reduction and phasing out of archaic animal sacrifice practices in Nepal, has entered the final stage. We are heartened by this week's overwhelming...

Manumitra Sustainable Dog Management Model [VIDEO]

Manumitra Sustainable Dog Management Model [VIDEO]

In Nepal it is thought that caring for dogs will ease your path to heaven. In the capital city, Kathmandu, nearly half of all households place food on their doorstep for local dogs, and each year on Kukur Tihar (the festival of dogs), people garland dogs with flowers...

Profile of Manoj Gautam – Inspire from M&S [VIDEO]

Profile of Manoj Gautam – Inspire from M&S [VIDEO]

VIDEO:  Manoj Gautam - Inspire from M&S Manoj Gautam is the co-founder of Animal Welfare Network Nepal (AWNN), a national umbrella organization of all the animal welfare organizations in Nepal. He was elected as its president and is the youngest member of the...

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