- Rishabh Kaushik, a software engineering student at Kharkiv National University in Ukraine, refuses to leave behind his rescue dog Maliboo in the war-torn country.
- Kaushik called out for help after the Indian embassy, the Animal Quarantine and Certification Service (AQCS) and the Indira Gandhi International Airport implemented requirements that made it impossible for him to fly his dog home with him to Dehradun, India.
- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wrote a letter to the Union government urging them to issue a no-objection certificate to allow the student to fly home with his dog.
- Kaushik has been hiding in bunkers with his dog in Kiev and is heading towards the Hungarian border to try to escape the country with Maliboo.
- “I have my family members to take care of me. But for Maliboo, I am his whole family,” he said, “I have taken his responsibility, I will take care of him no matter what happens.”
An Indian student in Ukraine has refused to abandon his rescue dog amid the Russian military invasion of the country.
Rishabh Kaushik, a 21-year-old third-year software engineering student at Kharkiv National University, called out the Indian embassy, the Animal Quarantine and Certification Service (AQCS) and the Indira Gandhi International Airport for making it “impossible” to fly his dog home with him to Dehradun, India, according to The Times of India.
Officials in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China started their crackdown on stray dogs and videos showing the officers’ harsh treatment are circulating on social media.
In the new pet regulation, pet owners can only walk their dogs before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. They must also clean up after their pet and stay out of heavily public places such as parks and markets. Dogs must be on their leash at all times during walks.