Eileen Weintraub of Help Animals India reports:
It was 30 years ago in the USA when – usually – the wives of the immigrant Tibetan families would ask me to sneak the pets that they had for spay/neuter, as the husbands were not in favor of it.
Apparently in the Buddhist scriptures it is stated that it is a cruelty to animals to be neutered. That can still be debated, but thousands of years ago they did not have anesthesia or the humane capture techniques that we have today.
Partially funded by Help Animals India, Tibetan Volunteers for Animals with the help of the vets and supporting expertise of Sarvoday Sevabhavi Sanstha (Mysore) did spay/neuter/ for 874 dogs and 12 cats, also rabies vaccination and humane awareness camps in the Tibetan Settlements of Mundgod and Drepung (South Karnataka) this summer of 2011.
Tibetan Volunteers for Animals is fundraising to set up mobile clinics and camps in Tibetan areas in South India.
– Sarva mangalam –
Tibetan Volunteers for Animals is located in India and run by Tibetans living there. They promote veganism and that is their main focus, but in going around India to promote this to the Tibetan communities they see the suffering street animals and pets who have no vet care, so they also do these projects as they receive funding.
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