15 Laws To Prevent Animal Abuse In India

World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

To celebrate World Animal Day, Humane Society International – India shared a post on the 15 rights of animals. Take a look:

  • It is the fundamental duty of every citizen of India to have compassion for all living creatures.
  • To kill or maim any animal, including stray animals, is a punishable offence.
  • Abandoning any animal for any reason can land you in prison for up to three months.
  • No animal (including chickens) can be slaughtered in any place other than a slaughterhouse. Sick or pregnant animals shall not be slaughtered.
  • Stray dogs that have been operated for birth control cannot be captured or relocated by anybody including any authority.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Animal sacrifice is illegal in every part of the country.
  • Organizing of or participating in or inciting any animal fight is a cognizable offence.
  • Cosmetics tested on animals and the import of cosmetics tested on animals is banned.
  • Teasing, feeding or disturbing the animals in a zoo and littering the zoo premises is an offence punishable by a fine of Rs. 25000 or imprisonment of up to three years or both.
  • 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.
  • 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. 25000, or imprisonment of up to seven years or both.
  • 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.
15 Laws Everyone Should Know To Prevent Animal Abuse In India
15 Laws Everyone Should Know To Prevent Animal Abuse In India

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