Meet Shiranee Pereira, the activist who speaks up for the voiceless

Shiranee Pereira is quietly but insistently arguing that dogs can and must be replaced by tech and AI in testing drugs. More to the point, drug firms are listening. She is among India's new Gandhians

Shiranee Pereira

Pereira reckoned that cognitive computing and read-across strategies, using Big Data, could serve as a robust and far more predictive, economical and humane replacement to the use of animals in toxicity testing

Aditi Phadnis
Every email sent by Shiranee Pereira, who started the Chennai chapter of People For Animals, ends with this Franciscan blessing:
May God bless us with DISCOMFORT: at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that we may live deep within our hearts.

May God bless us with ANGER: at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people and the earth so that we may work for justice, freedom, and peace.

May God bless us with TEARS: to shed for those who suffer from pain, hunger and war, so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and turn their pain into joy.

First Published: Aug 03 2019 | 10:16 PM IST

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