Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Nothing is sweeter than a baby of any species: Nothing angers us more than when a human baby is killed. The waste of a life, the cruelty on an innocent being, shocks us.

But we do not apply the same sensitivities or principles to other babies. During this COVID period, when people have become meaner and less tolerant, so many newly born puppies and kittens have been put in sacks and thrown into sewers, ponds and garbage. The only difference now is that whenever a litter has disappeared, angry animal welfare people have gone looking for it and have complained to the police.

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

The Government of India Pollution Control Board has categorised all industries based on a Pollution Index, which calculates the effect they have on water, air and land and the health of people. Red, Orange, Green and White.

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Why would any government make policies that make its people poorer and unhealthier? I can only put this down to a complete ignorance of real economics due to which policies have the worst effect on the economy and on health.

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

The more meateaters are pushed onto the back foot by the thousands of people turning vegan every day , the harder they are fighting back. Meat is no longer called meat. It is called protein, and a variety of myths are spread about plant eaters; that they have less muscle mass and worse endurance than their meat eating counterparts.

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

When I was growing up in army cantonments, meat was on our table every day. It was taken for granted that military men ate meat because they were “real” men. In my grandfather’s house all the women were vegetarian, but he had to have his meat at both meals and the vegetarian women cooked it for him. When I became vegetarian, I had to listen to any number of men yapping on about how they avoided “ghasphoos”. I’ve never heard this nonsense from a woman.