We have conducted over 55 Animal Rights Workshops in schools, that cover topics such as Animals in Entertainment, Animal Testing, Stray Animals and Animal Agriculture including Veganism. These Workshops enable students to showcase empathy and kindness for fellow sentient beings and encourage them to become more compassionate individuals. Along with information provided to the students, we also conduct fun-filled activities on compassion and kindness towards animals, with the students.
Our Environment Sustainability Workshops are designed based on the requirement of the institution and are flexible to inclulde topics such as the 5Rs (Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, Refuse and Repurpose), Ocean Pollution, Plastic Pollution and the Impact of Animal Agriculture on the Environment. These sessions are completed with a fun-filled activity based on the topic(s) being covered to further engage the students in becoming more aware, concious and reponsible citizens.
We have screened multiple documentaries which include Cowspiracy and Gods in Shackles at Educational Institutions to sensitize the students towards the environment and sentient living beings.
Season 1 of our Radio Show called "A Voice for the Voiceless", in collaboration with Radio Active CR 90.4 gathered over 2 lac viewers per episode. It was hosted by our Founder- Ankit Puri, in conversation with renowned guests from the fields of Animal Rights, Environment Sustainability and Veganism.
We placed advertisements on buses that move across Delhi NCR with the message of Veganism and Compassion towards animals used in animal agriculture, specifically dairy and poultry animals. The buses act as a moving bill-board which spreads the message to thousands.
Our Wall Painting Drives in Bangalore were a medium of community building by bringing together volunteers from various educational institutions and walks of life, along with spreading the message of Animal Rights and Compassion to all the viewers.
As part of our community advocacy initiatives, we ventured out into Carrots, Bangalore- a Vegan Restaurant, to explain the benefits of a Vegan lifestyle to the customers. Many of the customers are not Vegan, hence, the outreach makes a huge impact considering that they are already eating deicious vegan food at the restaurant, which dismisses several myths about vegan food.
We have organised multiple youth outreach events at significant youth events and gatherings such as the Under25, India's largest youth festival, visited by thousands of young people. The outreach events focus on sensitizing the youth on animal rights and veganism, and talking to them about living a more conscious and compassionate lifestyle.
Our #rednotwhite campaign was a virtual campaign that was conducted throughout the month of June 2020 (international dairy month), to showcase the abuse and cruelties of the dairy animals along with the huge ecological footprint of the industry. #dairyisuddernonsense
Collaring the stray dogs with reflective collars protects them from cars at night. We have conducted the stray dog collaring drive in areas of Bangalore, Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad, and have collared over 600 stray dogs.
We had conducted a cleanliness drive in Gejha Village, Noida to spread awareness about solid-waste management and create an impact by clearing the waste with the help of the local authorities.
We witnessed the participation of over 180 youth volunteers and around 8 schools. It was conducted over a period of two days where all volunteers gathered in the morning at 8 am and worked till 2 pm.
Having a few extra trees is always a boon for animals who rest under its shade. To make the area more green for the animals, we conducted a plantation drive at an animal shelter called Posh Foundation planting about a 100 trees.
Sterilization is the best possible control of the stray dog population who die under vehicles on a daily basis. We have organized sterilization drives in few sectors of Noida with the help of the community animal feeders and Friendicoes- an animal shelter!
On the occasion of India's Republic Day 2020, we conducted a cleanliness drive in Jayanagar, Bangalore where we saw the participation of over 40 volunteers who collected and segregated the garbage, that was then taken by the municipality for recycling.
The Voiceless India Compassion and cleanliness Drive was organized in Jayanagar (near Lal Bagh), Bengaluru on 26th January 2020 which is also India's 71st Republic Day. The day signified the freedom and independence that the country has received, yet, there is a community that remains under the oppression of human beings- the non human animals.
Volunteers from all across the city of Bengaluru joined hands to clean two areas that were loaded with garbage and paint a wall with different images of animals who face systemic oppression in the hands of human beings namely- cows, hens, elephants, rabbits and dogs.
Alongside the painting drive, Voiceless India also managed to organize a cleanliness drive in collaboration with Let's be the Change and the BBMP to clean two spots in Jayanagar which were mercilessly dirty with garbage.
In December 2019, Voiceless India began working on its upcoming initiative which was the Reflective Collar Drive of 2020.
Reflective Collars help prevent accidents during the night time and also prevent relocation of stray dogs as the collars indicate that the dog has a caretaker.
We put our initiative out to the Animal Welfare Community in Bangalore and asked them to send it in requisitions for the number of stray dogs in their areas who they would like to collar.
Although, we had planned to collar 100 dogs for the starters, we received an astounding 1127 requests through various channels of communication- primarily Instagram and Email. As heartening as it was to see the response towards the drive, it also made us to start looking for a sponsor.
Several Companion Animal Brands showed interest in the drive, however, the warmest response we got was from Heads Up for Tails Foundation. Heads Up for Tails Foundation is the philanthropic wing of Heads Up for Tails which runs various initiatives for the benefit of urban stray animals.
With an initial commitment to provide 300 collars, Heads Up for Tails increased that to 500 collars and then to 580 collars. Once our sponsor was on board, we started scheduling days to each location along with the collar requirement. We had allocated different locations to each day and were on schedule on almost all of the days with a few exceptions.
38 volunteers from 38 locations across Bangalore had volunteered to collar the streeties in their areas and we embarked on this journey with their support at each location.
The drive started on 27th January 2020 and it took us 3 weeks to complete all locations . Our last collaring was done in Sheshadripuram, Bangalore.
Not only did the reflective collar drive make it safer for the stray dogs, it also built a strong and close-nit community of dog lovers in the city, that now lend a helping hand to one another when the need arises. The experiences at each location whether it was the joy on the faces of children while they collared stray dogs in their areas or the relief on the faces of volunteers when they knew that the dogs were now safer than before, are memories that we cherish from this drive.
A huge thanks to Heads Up for Tails and the volunteers who supported us in executing this drive successfully.
Stay tuned for another Reflective Collar Drive, until then enjoy the video below :)
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