Minister for Women and Child Development, Government of India; former Minister for Environment, Minister for Social Welfare, Minister for Animal Welfare. Mrs. Gandhi is animal rights and nature protection activist and author of number of books in the areas of etymology, law and animal welfare.
We are so close to the red line, we may wake up tomorrow and discover there is nothing left to save.
We are already into the crisis. It will accelerate in the next five years. There will come a time in the next 10 years when it will be irrelevant which party comes to power. The word democracy will be irrelevant when people rush to grab whatever available resources are left.
Tradition is not an excuse for cruelty, and many societies have ended or are working to end ‘traditional’ practices—such as slavery, cannibalism, infanticide, female circumcision, foot-binding, bullfighting, and fox hunting—that cause animals or humans to suffer.