Remarkable Achievements

To date, every year since its inception, BWC has achieved some thing! To see ALL our Achievements please click here.

 

With specific goals in mind Beauty Without Cruelty has sincerely carried out its work, however kept a low profile. Most tasks undertaken have been difficult, often seemed impossible to achieve, but frustration has never made the organization give up even when implementation was stalled. Sticking to the facts, a persistent follow-up and constantly looking for new ways to achieve its aims has led BWC to success in many instances.

 

Our REMARKABLE Achievements are:


2015: Bulbul-fights Banned


In response to BWC’s request, in July 2014 the Government of India prohibited the import of Foie Gras – liver of ducks, geese or guinea fowls. Its production is extremely cruel: ducks are force fed several times a day with a funnel pushed down their throats till such time as their livers get ten times their normal size. They are then slaughtered and their diseased livers turned into a paste called Pâté de Foie Gras, consumed by gourmets.

 

2014: India joins over a dozen countries that have banned the Import of Foie Gras

In response to BWC’s request, in July 2014 the Government of India prohibited the import of Foie Gras – liver of ducks, geese or guinea fowls. Its production is extremely cruel: ducks are force fed several times a day with a funnel pushed down their throats till such time as their livers get ten times their normal size. They are then slaughtered and their diseased livers turned into a paste called Pâté de Foie Gras, consumed by gourmets.

 

2013: Plans to set up Dolphinariums dropped

In May 2013 on grounds of cruelty and commercialisation of wildlife the Ministry of Environment & Forests eventually rejected all proposals to set up dolphinariums in India. BWC’s first appeal about this was before the dolphin park at Mahabalipuram came up – and closed when the imported dolphins and sea lions died.

 

2011: End to Elephant Polo in India

Argument citing illegality worked!
BWC effectively brought elephant polo to an end in India. In 2009 the Government of India had directed all captive elephants to be transferred to the Forest Department, and in 2010 the elephant had been declared as India’s heritage animal, thus BWC pointed out that the proposed elephant polo match at Jaipur was illegal. BWC was first successful in convincing the main sponsor to withdraw, following which, the state government was approached to cancel the event. The Royale Indian Rail Tours Ltd was also informed that it was illegal for them to promote exhibition elephant polo matches as part of the Maharajas’ Express Royal Sojourn.

 

2009 & 2014: 50% Less Animals Sacrificed at Gadhimai Mela, Nepal

Again in 2014, about 50% buffaloes, goats and chickens from India that were scheduled to be killed were saved.
Nevertheless in July 2015, it was a victory for animal rights activists when under pressure of a Supreme Court of Nepal injunction won on 24 November 2014 by the Nepal Animal Welfare & Research Center, the Secretary of the Gadhimai Temple Trust declared “We have decided to completely stop the practice of animal sacrifice.”

 

2008: Beauty Without Cruelty’s Phonetic Alphabet

A Animal H Horse  O Ox  V Vulture
B Bird  I Insect  P Parrot  W Whale
C Cow J Jaguar Q Queen bee X X-Ray fish
D Dog  K Kangaroo   R Rabbit  Y Yak
E Elephant L Lion   S Sheep Z Zebra
F Fox  M Monkey  T Tiger    
G Goat N Nightingale U Unicorn    

2004: Mechanised Slaughterhouse at Amravati Cancelled

 

2002: Meat Lobby Plans Thwarted

 

2001: Mini-Zoos Permanently Shut Down

 

2001: Veg/Non-Veg Symbols on Packaged Foods made Mandatory

 

1998: All India House Journal Competition Award for Compassionate Friend

 

1998: Animal Sacrifice-free Village

 

1998: Export of Deer Antlers Banned

 

1998: Elephant Show in Mudumalai Sanctuary Stopped

 

1997: Dissection made Optional in Gujarat Schools

 

1996: Camels Banned in Mumbai

 

1992: Total Ban on Ivory Trade

 

1991: Amendments suggested by BWC included in the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972

 

1991: Based on BWC Report, Government Ban on Tigers, Lions, Panthers, Bears and Monkeys Performing in Circuses, etc.

 

1989: Christian Animal Sacrifice Abandoned in Goa

 

1989: ICAR Karakul Lamb Project Closed

 

1987: Export of Frogs’ Legs Banned

 

1984: Import of Animal Rennet Banned


Indian Cheese Vegetarian

As a result of a 7 year effort, in 1984 BWC persuaded the Government of India to impose a total ban on the import of animal rennet used in cheese-making. As this ban still exists, all Indian made cheese is free from animal rennet.

 

1978: Pegasus Award received by BWC


Award from Reader’s Digest for Best Advertisement

The advertisement campaign BWC undertook in 1978 captioned “Pretty, isn’t it?” won the prestigious Reader’s Digest Pegasus Award for highlighting animal exploitation.

 

1977: Monkey Exports Banned


Monkeys Saved from Torture

In 1977, the Rt Hon Muriel, Lady Dowding, the founder of the BWC movement, met the then Prime Minister Mr Morarji Desai in New Delhi and requested him to ban the export of monkeys as they were being subjected to intense cruelty in American and other foreign research laboratories.