Monday, May 27, 2024

About The Animal Reader

Hello, I’m Prya Bisambhar, a journalist based in the Netherlands. With two decades of experience in journalism, I’ve witnessed a significant gap in our news narratives – the often overlooked stories of our fellow earth inhabitants: animals.

This realization led me to create The Animal Reader, a platform where animals are not just a footnote in human stories but are central to the narratives we share.

Why The Animal Reader?

In my journalism career, I observed a significant contrast in how we discuss humans versus animals. This difference not only diminishes our understanding of animals but also affects the empathy we extend towards them.

Rather than preaching about the equal treatment of animals, I believe in the power of inclusive storytelling. That’s why, amidst the global crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, The Animal Reader was born.


The Animal Reader is an independent animal news platform dedicated to bringing daily insights into animal-related issues worldwide. From the brink of extinction to conservation efforts, we dive into the many ways human activities impact the animal kingdom.

Since 1970, human actions have led to a staggering 70% decline in animal populations. This alarming statistic is not just a number; it’s a call to action. At The Animal Reader, we’re committed to shedding light on these issues, raising consciousness, and sparking conversations.


We stand for the peaceful coexistence of humans, animals, and the environment. Our belief is simple: understanding the impact of our actions on animals is key to the well-being of our planet.

Through comprehensive coverage, we aim to inform, educate, and inspire action towards a more harmonious world.

Funding and Support

“The Animal Reader” is a passion project fueled by commitment and a deep sense of responsibility towards animal welfare and journalism. The platform is entirely self-funded by me, Prya Bisambhar, along with contributions from our community through Donorbox.

“As a journalist, I always believed that stories have the power to change the world. By giving a voice to animals through our stories, we’re not just reporting news; we’re changing perspectives and fostering a deeper connection between humans and animals.”


If you have a tip for a news article, want to collaborate, see something incorrect on our website, want to work for us or just want to reach out, we’d love to hear from you!

You can send us a mail: info@theanimalreader.comor call, text or WhatsApp: +31-6-12125874

The Animal Reader is based in the Netherlands:
Blaak 333
3011 GB Rotterdam


We’re always looking for freelance journalists to report on issues affecting animals.

Prya Bisambhar

Journalist / Founder

Davids Danoss

Video editor

Sumita Thiagarajan


Sophie Kevany