It is integral for every citizen of the country to be aware of the laws for animals, in order to protect them, preserve their basic rights as a living being, and interject when witnessing any wrongdoings toward them. Following are some of the animals laws that have also been encouraged by various animal rights’ organisations in India to further share in the society:
It is the fundamental duty of every citizen of India to have compassion for all living creatures. Article 51A(g).
To kill or maim any animal, including stray animals, is a punishable offence. IPC Sections 428 and 429.
Keeping, or confining any animal chained for long hours with a heavy chain or chord amounts to cruelty on the animal and punishable by a fine or imprisonment of up to 3 months or both.
No animal (including chickens) can be slaughtered in any place other than a slaughterhouse. Sick or pregnant animals shall not be slaughtered. Rule 3, of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (Slaughterhouse) Rules, 2001 and Chapter 4, Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011.
According to Animal Birth Control Rules 2001, under Section 38 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, dogs can be sterilized only when they've attained the age of at least 4 months and not before that.
Neglecting an animal by denying her sufficient food, water, shelter and exercise or by keeping him chained/confined for long hours is punishable by a fine or imprisonment of up to 3 months or both. Section 11(1)(h), PCA Act, 1960
Monkeys are protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and cannot be displayed or owned.
Bears, monkeys, tigers, panthers, lions and bulls are prohibited from being trained and used for entertainment purposes, either in circuses or streets. Section 22(ii), PCA Act, 1960.
Animal sacrifice is illegal in every part of the country. Rule 3, Slaughterhouse Rules, 2001.
Organizing of or participating in or inciting any animal fight is a cognizable offence. Section 11(1)(m)(ii) and Section 11(1)(n), PCA Act, 1960.
Cosmetics tested on animals and the import of cosmetics tested on animals is banned. Rules 148-C and 135-B of Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945.
Teasing, feeding or disturbing the animals in a zoo and littering the zoo premises is an offence punishable by a fine of Rs. 25,000 or imprisonment of up to three years or both. Section 38J, Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Disturbing or destroying eggs or nests of birds and reptiles or chopping a tree having nests of such birds and reptiles or even attempting to do so constitutes to hunting and attracts a punishment of a fine of up to Rs. 25,000, or imprisonment of up to seven years or both. Section 9, Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Capturing, trapping, poisoning or baiting of any wild animal or even attempting to do so is punishable by law, with a fine of up to Rs. 25,000 or imprisonment of up to seven years or both. Section 9, Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Conveying or carrying animals whether in or upon any vehicle, in any manner or position which causes discomfort, pain or suffering is a punishable offence under two Central Acts. Section 11(1)(d) Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (Transport of Animal) Rules, 2001 and Motor Vehicles Act 1978.
Call the local NGO to seek their expertise in handling the situation that the animal is in. From calling their ambulance service to reaching out for guidance regarding animal support, it is always good to take suggestions from the field workers.
Police authorities can help intervene and create a productive push toward stopping the animals’ wrong-doers. Their assistance can create long-lasting fear and hesitance in the deeds of those who ill-treat animals.
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If you see harassment or exploitation of an animal, you have the complete right to take a mindful action as a citizen. It is essential to keep one’s safety in mind, but also integral to protect the animal(s) by raising one’s voice and putting a stop to actions that harm animals. Be it on the main road or in residential colonies, it is never too much to stop, question, and take a step towards the benefit of the animal in question.
Following is the contact information of some of the best cow shelters (Gaushalas) across India that cater to cow protection In India:
Brig Samander Singh Chouhan, Manager
Carterpuri, Gurgaon -122001
Phone No: 012423 65177
Udaipurwati, District Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Phone No: 015922 32729, +91 94133 66833
26-15-200, Main Road
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - 530001
Phone No: +91 94904 94275, +91 94410 48569, +91 95026 68778
1339/67A, 5th main road, E-block, Rajaji Nagar 2nd Stage, Bangalore
Phone No: +91 80500 78977
Near Meldima temple, Old Port road, Bhavnagar, Gujarat - 364001
Phone No: +91 27825 16355, +91 98980 06378
World Sankirtan Tour (Trust) VPO–Khambi, Tehsil – Hodal Distt–Palwal, Haryana (121106)
Phone No: +91 99917 71111, +91 99917 72222
Kishan Garh Village, Near Mehrauli, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110070
Phone No: 011-26897796, +91 93126 27797
K. Gurusamy, No. 40 Vanathirajapuram, Kshetrapalapuram, Mayilaaduthurai - 609001
Phone No: +91 98429 22448
Kishan Goshala, Near Aji Dem,
Opp. Meldima Temple, Rajkot, Gujarat - 360003
Phone No: +91 97141 95950, +91 94262 16172
Near Badi TB Hospital, Badi Village, Liyo Ka Gurha, Udaipur, Rajasthan - 313001
Phone No: +91 98298 43726
PB road, Avargere, near Realiance Petrol Pump, Davangere - 577001
Phone No: +91 9844 55551, +91 98444 55553
Near Chhardwari Temple, Village: Gundrai, Orachha
Phone No: +91 94512 38717
Nangla Kutani Road, Dadri Toe, District Jhajjar, Haryana 124103
Phone No: +91 88168 09191
Shree Godham Mahatirth Anandvan Pathmeda Teh: Sanchore District: Jalore, Rajasthan
Phone No: 02979 287102, +91 76655 44456
Food For Life Complex, Sandipani Muni School
Burja Road, Chaitanya Vihar, Vrindavan, U.P - 281121
Phone No: +91 78950 02946
55/112, (Gaushala Bhawan) General Ganj, Kanpur - 208 001
Phone No: +91 051230 75034, +91 94150 50805
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Clementien Pauws, President, Karuna Society for Animals; Nature, 2/138/C, Karuna Nilayam, Behind S.C. Quarters, (Opp. Mosque), Enumulapalli, (Puttaparthi), Prasanthi Nilayam (P.O.), Anantapur, Dist., A.P. - 515134
Phone No: +91 94903 60218, 085552 87214, 289737 (Clinic),