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Animal Welfare & Environment Science for schools

  1. 1. Animals & Environment Prepared by Blue Cross of Hyderabad Working for animal welfare and environmental protection
  2. 2. And a lot to lose… One Home, One Planet, One Earth…
  3. 3. Earth needs your help! <ul><li>Constitution of India </li></ul><ul><li>Article 51 A g </li></ul><ul><li>“ It shall be the fundamental duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including lakes, rivers, and wildlife and to have compassion for all living creatures.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. So why should we protect nature, insects, birds and animals?
  5. 5. Ants? Lizards? Bats? What good could they do?
  6. 6. What about birds? Nature’s Forest Officers, Natures insect control
  7. 7. The best you can do for them is…?
  8. 8. Important points <ul><li>Birds are not pets, they are meant to be free. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not imprison them in cages. </li></ul><ul><li>Never disturb a nest- you could end up in jail! </li></ul><ul><li>If the nest falls , pick it up and put it back in the tree. </li></ul><ul><li>If the baby falls – pick it up and put it back in the tree. Avoid watching it or the mother will be afraid to come back. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid use of insecticides- they kill birds </li></ul><ul><li>Never harm or hurt birds with catapults or sticks , stones etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Never buy them from pet stores </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using glass coated manja when flying kites- birds can get badly injured </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the tel nos. of your local animal welfare organizations for further help. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The real value of a tree: 5.3 Lakhs worth of Oxygen Recycles 6.4 Lakhs worth of fertility & Soil erosion 10.5 Lakhs worth of air pollution control 5.3 Lakh worth shelter for birds & animals Total: 32 Lakhs and provides food, fodder, medicine and timber
  10. 10. So how does the Snake help?
  11. 11. Recognising Venomous snakes: Nature’s Rodent control. Cobra Krait
  12. 12. Venomous snakes Russell’s Viper Saw scale Viper
  13. 13. Common non-venomous snakes Bronze back Banded Khukri Sand boa Wolf snake
  14. 14. Important points <ul><li>Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Care to be taken to avoid snake bites </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid for Snake Bite </li></ul><ul><li>Nag panchami </li></ul>
  15. 15. Why help the elephant? The Forest Farmer
  16. 16. They end up in the circus… Because circus people say children think it’s funny! Starved, given shocks and made to do un-natural things. Do you think this is funny?
  17. 17. Do we need forests and wildlife? Or do we need houses, factories and malls?
  18. 18. Definition: <ul><li>Animal Welfare is a recent Science seeking to affirm the interdependence and friendship between human and animal ; informing what is important to animals and how they should be treated . </li></ul>
  19. 19. What about domestic animals?
  20. 20. Do you have a pet?
  21. 21. People throw their pets on the street when they grow old! What are you going to do? Will you love your pet till it dies?
  22. 22. What about homeless animals? <ul><li>Our Garbage breeds stray animals </li></ul><ul><li>1 Breeding pair of dogs = 2000 in a lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>Kill them and new dogs arrive within days </li></ul><ul><li>The new dogs may carry rabies, bite, fight and have puppies. </li></ul><ul><li>Sterilise and vaccinate them and they will protect you </li></ul>
  23. 23. Not everyone has a home.
  24. 24. Creating Safe communities through Animal Welfare
  25. 25. What is Rabies?
  26. 26. How to behave around animals..
  27. 27. Starting an ABC Programme in your community: <ul><li>Befriend and count local dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Call GHMC (040-24617017) to have them caught and taken to Blue Cross in batches. </li></ul><ul><li>The healthy dogs will be sterilsed and vaccinated </li></ul><ul><li>They will be returned to protect your community </li></ul><ul><li>The puppies will be put up for adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer to keep an eye on the ABC dogs and inform the community of their safety. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Community Dogs recovering from ABC
  29. 29. Remove Garbage - Remove Strays <ul><li>Reduce </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle </li></ul><ul><li>Refuse </li></ul><ul><li>Separate garbage </li></ul><ul><li>Wet Waste </li></ul><ul><li>(Kitchen waste) </li></ul><ul><li>Dry Waste </li></ul>Toxic waste kills everyone!
  30. 30. People can help animals <ul><li>Animal Welfare has 3 aspects: </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Providing help to animals </li></ul><ul><li>Campaigning for change </li></ul>
  31. 31. Blue Cross provides help for animals <ul><li>Animal Rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinary Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention of cruelty to animals </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Veterinary Clinic for working animals </li></ul><ul><li>Stray Animal Control through sterilisation </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption of Homeless Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Marine protection </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife rescue </li></ul>
  32. 32. Our guiding principle is that… <ul><li>“ All animals are sentient beings. And whether they are domesticated or wild, used in the production of food, for science, sport , entertainment or any other field; </li></ul><ul><li>they deserve freedom from cruelty.” </li></ul>
  33. 33. You can report sick and injured animals at 32989858, 23544 355, 2354 5523 Call animal rescue!
  34. 34. You can adopt a homeless animal
  35. 35. You can Prevent Cruelty to Animals
  36. 36. You can reduce your carbon foot print!
  37. 37. If you really want to make a difference…… <ul><li>Turn Vegetarian!! </li></ul><ul><li>You will be healthier, happier and much more considerate. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s good for you & good for the planet! </li></ul>
  38. 38. What can you do to help animals: <ul><li>Feed and support homeless animals- have them sterilised and vaccinated against Rabies </li></ul><ul><li>Separate garbage / Recycle garbage </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Plastic Bags , disposable plastics </li></ul><ul><li>Use only bio degradable items </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Poisons , use non toxic alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid pollution of any kind </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Indigenous Trees </li></ul><ul><li>Support your local animal / environmental group </li></ul><ul><li>Spread awareness by taking about it </li></ul>
  39. 39. Join your local environmental group or start one!
  40. 40. Remember, Earth needs your help! <ul><li>Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has – </li></ul><ul><li>Margaret Mead </li></ul>
  41. 41. Thanks for your attention! Till next time, promise to help animals ! Because we are all connected!