TNN | Dec 28, 2011
NAVI MUMBAI: A
non-profit animal welfare organization recently rescued 326 newborn chicks
that had been dyed different colours and sold illegally in Dombivli (W) as
The chicks were crammed into small cages and sold
openly. **S Saurabh** and Prathmesh Nibandhe, volunteers from Plant and
Animals Welfare Society-Dombivli, rescued the chicks from a roadside vendor
after getting a tip-off from a local animal lover, Paresh Shah.
practice is common in countries like China, Malaysia, Morocco,
Yemen and even the US. These birds aren't dyed after hatching;
the embryos are injected with dyes liked hydrogen peroxide, ammonia and food colouring, said Nilesh Bhanage
from the organization.
Founder - PAWS
"Hands that help are holier than
lips that pray"