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Alpana Bhartia: The Voice of Indian Animal Welfare

In a world of people focused on their work-life balance, the balance of nature has been ignored. Animals and green patches have been constantly harmed under the veil of development. In such a scenario, the involvement of multiple NGO’s and welfare organizations has been pivotal in regulating the situation. Alpana Bhartia, an animal rights activist based in Bangalore, has attended to the woes of animals, and substantially contributed towards their survival.

She is the honorary trustee of ‘People for Animal’ (PfA) Banglaore. It is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1996 by four women: Alpana Bhartia, Arushi Poddar, Namrata Dugar and Gauri Maini Hira. PfA Bangalore aims at creating awareness about wildlife scenarios, along with veterinary care for injured wild animals.

Alpana Bhartia has been involved in animal welfare since 20 years and she strongly believes that innocent creatures do not deserve to be displaced or killed for the welfare of humanity. Through PfA, she has rescued over 23,000 animals and provided them with adequate medical care.

PfA has dedicated rescue teams with appropriate training, which are capable of handling every type of situation including climate change, accidents, injury due to humans, etc. The organization is also involved in an animal birth control program. Bhartia has strongly imbibed her vision of advanced medical techniques in PfA and successfully helped animals of every breed.

As an individual, she has been the voice of animal welfare through newspaper articles and taught environmental education to the senior classes of St. Joseph Boys High School. Alpana Bhartia is associated with the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NMS) as a member of the Institutional Ethics Committee. Furthermore, she was nominated on the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) by the Government of India.

Urbanization has expanded exponentially in Bangalore. Residential and commercial real estate have occupied more than half of the city’s land. The organization has tried to maintain the scales of ecological balance bent towards the negative side and under the leadership of Alpana Bhartia, PfA has stood socio-legally against wildlife malpractices like caging, hunting, legislations, court cases, etc.

It is because of the consistent efforts of founders and employees that People for Animals is the largest animal group of India with 15 units, 26 hospitals and around 2.5 lakh members. With the vision and mission of this organization, Bangalore’s nature can breathe a sigh of relief.

 

11 Comments on Alpana Bhartia: The Voice of Indian Animal Welfare

  1. Everyone talks about the jobs, music, nightlife and high-rise buildings of Bangalore. It’s relieving to see someone care about the nature of Bangalore which is disappearing with each passing day. Alpana Bhartia, Way to Go!

     
  2. prateek bajaj // August 2, 2018 at 5:48 am // Reply

    People need to take inspiration from her. What a lady! If only everyone could think of those harmless creatures as much as her.

     
  3. This article made me read about People for Animals and I must say they are doing a great job. We need to realize that urbanization cannot be done at the cost of a living being’s home.

     
  4. I think not just people of Bangalore but everyone should read this and take note. IF animals are not present in adequate numbers, then their might not be an ecosystem with us to save.

     
  5. These 4 women have taken the mantle of animal rights protection in their hands and led by example for more than 2 decades now. Not just the people of Bangalore, but every Indian must play their part in protecting wildlife. With PfA and public support, animals can breathe a sigh of relief.

     
  6. It is all about awareness. People only know how to survey the market, no one talks about adopting animals or give attention to the wounded ones.

     
  7. It is all about awareness. People only know how to survey the market, no one talks about adopting animals or give attention to the wounded ones.

     
  8. I love animals and PfA is indeed a life saver for those creatures. People ruin their habitat and kill them in the name of development and urbanization. Companies should be held accountable for their ignorance.

     
  9. Life in Bangalore is so fast, it’s almost like the city never sleeps. On the other hand, this article made me see the reality which has been hidden in plain sight for so long. I think I’m going to be more responsible towards animals from now on.

     
  10. Life in Bangalore is so fast, it’s almost like the city never sleeps. On the other hand, this article made me see the reality which has been hidden in plain sight for so long. I think I’m going to be more responsible towards animals from now on.

     
  11. Go Girl Power! A group of 4 women has rescued over 20K animals with their animal welfare venture. If this article is read by the right people, then the rise in magnitude of saved animals would be unreal. Wake up, Bangaloreans.

     

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