Yamini Narayanan, Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development at Deakin University
Dr. Yamini Narayanan serves as an Advisory Board Member for VSPCA and as a Board Member for VSPCA USA. She is also a senior lecturer in International and Community Development at Deakin University in Australia. Her area of research focuses on animals and urban planning in India, and the intersection of speciesism, casteism and racism and the ways animals are used in nation-building projects. She has also studied the use of oxytocin and how it is a horrible hormone used on cows in India to force them to produce more milk.
Dr. Narayanan has a deep understanding of VSPCA’s work and has written about it. We are also fortunate to have her visit our shelters several times over the past few years. She has always supported our efforts in animal rights and humane treatment of animals. Dr. Narayanan has also brought her family along with her on her trips to VSPCA and they have helped us in innumerable ways. She has brought her research and knowledge to VSPCA and helped our local communities understand why we must focus our efforts on animal cruelty and take steps to change these abusive practices. Dr. Narayanan and VSPCA’S founder, Mr. Pradeep Kumar Nath, worked with all the chefs at Taj Hotels in India about animal cruelty and to offer their guests more plant based meals. Dr. Narayanan helps us communicate about plant-based living and vegan lifestyles that are good for human health, the other living, and the environment She is a steadfast vegan with a deep love for all animals.
Pradeep and her have also worked on “deterring” rodents from hotels, rather than killing them in cruel ways such as using mouse traps and glue boards. This alternative method doesn’t spread diseases, whereas killing them and not disposing them off properly makes them rot in hotel basements. The hotels cover the smell with odor eliminators and other essences.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Yamini Narayanan for her unwavering support and we are forever grateful for her generosity, support, faith, and love for VSPCA!