Powerful female voices Advocating and Working for Animal Rights!Nov 18, 2019
Human beings are creatures of greed and nothing proves this point more than the damage that we have inflicted on other species in the world that we are supposed to co-exist with. As we hear about the extinction of one species after another, there is a need for us to reflect on our choices and see where we are making the big mistakes.
Women activists in India have been making the right kind of noise to stop animal cruelty and to conserve wildlife. Here are a set of women who speak up for the voiceless animals and show us a mirror.
Gauri Maulekhi is one of the most popular animal welfare activists in India. She is known to be the protégée of Menaka Gandhi who is a well-known animal rights crusader. Gauri started off by volunteering t People for Animals in Lucknow and has been part of various projects at various organisations working for animal rights. She is a co-opted member of the Animal Welfare Board of India and is very active on social media where she posts about animal rights issues and about work going on in that sphere.
Former member of the Animal Welfare Board of India, Sowmya Reddy is an animal rights activist from Bengaluru. She holds a Master degree in Environment Technology from New York Institute of Technology and started off at the grassroots level to fight for animal rights. Her Twitter feed is filled with related discussions and information.
Trisha Krishnan is a popular Tamil actress and she is also a well-known animal rights activist who is associated with People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She speaks against animal testing and illegal trade of animals as well as encourages stray adoption. She speaks about various issues on Twitter to create awareness and to promote discussions on animal rights.
Krithi Karanath is a conservation biologist and is leading the wildlife conservation movement in India. She is an Associate Conservation Scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York and the Executive Director at Centre for Wildlife Studies in Bangalore. Her journey in wildlife conservation for the past 16 years is an inspiration to many and her social media feed is filled with posts about various conservation issues.
Prerna Singh Bindra
Prerna Singh Bindra is a well-known environmental journalist and has been working on wildlife conservation for over a decade. She works on protecting wildlife habitats and endangered species of animals. Her Twitter page is filled with posts about animals of various kinds and the issues that these species are facing.
Yasmine Claire is the perfect example to show that anyone can become an animal rights activist if they have the heart for it. She is a teacher who has made her home as the refuge for abandoned and stray animals that need shelter and care. Her Twitter feed is a fun place where animal rights activism blends beautifully with humorous posts.
Anoopa Anand is an animal welfare worker from Bengaluru whose love for animals put her on a very special journey. She started off with a pet-sitting centre that later turned into a home for injured, abandoned animals on the street. She takes care of the animals until they find a new home and provides assistance in recuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for animals in need. Her social media page is a beautiful space that reflects her work.
Tanvi Vaidhyanathan is a Marine Scientist studying seahorses. She is working to conserve this species from the ocean that is affected by increasing levels of pollution in the ocean and by illegal trade across the world. She is a PhD candidate at Project Seahorse at the Institute of Oceans and Fisheries. Her Twitter feed is an interesting space to get to know about work that is happening in conservation of seahorses.