Draft policy bans breeding of cold climate dogs, places restrictions on ‘in-breeding’

Draft policy bans breeding of cold climate dogs, places restrictions on ‘in-breeding’

The draft Tamil Nadu Dog Breeding Policy has strictly prohibited the breeding of at least nine cold climate dog breeds, which it says cannot withstand the weather in the country. It has said that female dogs “shall not be mated after the age of eight”. Though it allows ‘out-breeding and line-breeding’, the policy restricts ‘in-breeding’. … Read more

Telangana Govt bans hookah parlours with immediate effect

Telangana Govt bans hookah parlours with immediate effect

Fancy hookahs on display. File | Photo Credit: KAMAL NARANG Telangana Government has prohibited the operation of Hookah parlours in the State with immediate effect. The legislative assembly has unanimously passed “The Cigarettes and other tobacco products (prohibition of advertisement and regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribution) (Telangana Amendment) Bill 2024” unanimously … Read more

Department of School Education and Literacy bans plastic in schools in Karnataka

Department of School Education and Literacy bans plastic in schools in Karnataka

The Department of School Education and Literacy has banned the use of plastic items in educational institutions in the State. Despite the ban on single-use plastic coming into effect in 2016, such items continue to be used in schools and educational institutions. In addition, schools and educational institutions were also found using bouquets and books … Read more

US abortion bans leave grey areas in complicated pregnancies

US abortion bans leave grey areas in complicated pregnancies

“These are people who love their unborn baby, and who, through no fault of their own, have been challenged in ways that they never expected,” she said. But because her state bans all abortions except in life-threatening circumstances, “now, the answer is, ‘We can’t help you, good luck.’” Source link

Facebook bans major US anti-vaccine group – ET HealthWorld

Facebook bans major US anti-vaccine group – ET HealthWorld

San Francisco: Facebook-owner Meta said Thursday it had kicked one of the most influential US anti-vaccination groups off the social media network for spreading Covid-19 misinformation. The Children’s Health Defense (CHD), which has been a critic of Covid vaccines, immediately accused Meta of stifling its free speech rights. “Facebook is acting here as a surrogate … Read more

Biden Boosts LGBTQI Protections, Bans Conversion Therapy

Biden Boosts LGBTQI Protections, Bans Conversion Therapy

June 15, 2022 – President Joe Biden issued an executive order today banning conversion therapy and offering other LBGTQI+ protections as part of White House efforts to advance equality during Pride Month. “My order will use the full force of the federal government to end inhumane practices of conversion therapy,” Biden said in a speech … Read more