Some Animal Laws Do’s and Don’ts for day to day life.

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It is the fundamental duty of every citizen of India to have compassion for all living creatures. Article 51A(g)

To Kill any Mammal or any such animal, which might be stray is a punishable offence under section IPC 428 and 429.

No animal can be slaughtered outside other than a Slaughterhouse. Animals which are pregnant or sick will not be slaughtered. Under Prevention of cruelty of Animal Rules, Rule no 3. Also mentioned in the Food and Safety Standards Regulation, 2011.

If you end up abandoning an animal, it could lead to your arrest and prison sentence for minimum of three months. The details can be found under Section 11(1)(i) and section 11(1)(j), PCA Act, 1960.

If a Stray Dog has been operated for birth control, it should not be captured or relocated by anyone including the Govt Authorities, under the New ABC Rules 2001.

You should not deny animals the required Water, food and shelter, nor keep them tied up for over three hours as it could lead to imprisonment of up to 3 months and a fine under section 11(1)(h), PCA Act, 1960.

Monkeys under the WildLife Protection Act of 1972 cannot be owned or displayed.

A circus or any other performer shall be prosecuted if they showcase a Panther, Lion, Tiger, Monkey, Bear in any form of performance or act, weather street or closed doors. Prosecuted Under Section 22(ii), PCA Act 1960.

Making money off Animal fights or participating in them is a cognizable offence. Under Section 11(1)(m)(ii) and also under section 11(1)(n), PCA Act, 1960.

Testing cosmetics on animals is banned under Rule 148-C and 135-B of Drug and Cosmetics Rule, 1945.

Creating disturbance in a zoo including feed the animals or making fun of them is punishable by INR 25000 and or imprisonment of three years. Under section 38J of the Wild Life Protection Act of 1972.

If an animal or wildlife is used for bait or trapping or poisoning purpose, its is punishable by law under Section 9, of WIldlife protection Act of 1972. You could be fined 25000 and Imprisonment of Three years or over.

We are not allowed to destroy a nest of birds and other reptiles. We are not allowed to destroy their eggs or chop a tree on which it lays. It could cost you INR 25000 as fine and Seven years of imprisonment. Wildlife protection ACt 1972.

If an animal is being transported and is being discomforted or pained in any form of suffering is punishable under section 11(1)(d) Prevention of cruelty of animals and also under 2001 Motor Vehicles Act of 1978.

The First ever Indian national animal welfare law was the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1960). it criminalizes cruelty against animals, although there have been exceptions for the treatment of animals used towards food and scientific experiments. India made it illegal to use captive dolphins for public entertainment in 2013.

You can find further Reference on the links mentioned below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_welfare_and_rights_in_Indiahttp://moef.gov.in/?s=animal+welfare

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