Animal Protection Laws In India That Every Animal Lover Should Know

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In today’s world, animals are far better than “so-called’ human beings in every possible way.

If any bird is in danger, then all birds come together to rescue her. But humans, they don’t even bother if fellow human met with an accident and fell on the road.

Similarly, if any person pampers any animal, be it a dog, bird, elephant or lion, it shows ultimate gratitude towards the owner. But the person backstabs when the time comes.

The list goes on if I continue to say about the cruelty of today’s world.

We see every now and then people throwing stones at stray dogs, fencing walls to prevent birds from entering.

It appears so common to some people but for an animal lover, the blood gets boiled.

The good news is that India has some of the finest provisions to safeguard animals in the world. So, if you are an animal lover, then make sure you are aware of these animal protection laws in India so that you can file a case when you see anyone harming animals.


1. Killing, Maiming Or Torturing An Animal Is A Punishable Offence


Under IPC Section 428 and 429, killing, maiming or torturing an animal is a punishable offense. The punishment is rigorous imprisonment which may extend for up to 2 years or a fine or both.


2. Feeding Poisonous Food To Stray Animals Is A Punishable Offense


Under Section 11(1)(m)(ii) and Section 11(1)(n), Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, abandoning an animal, leaving it in a situation that it suffers pain due to starvation or thirst, feeding poisonous food to stray animals is a punishable offense.


3.  Dogs Can Be Sterilized Only When They’ve Attained The Age Of At least 4 Months And Not Before That


It is punishable according to the Animal Birth Control Rules 2001, under Section 38 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960.


4. If An Owner Fails To Provide Its Pet With Sufficient Food, Drink Or Shelter, He/She Shall Be Liable For Punishment


Yes, according to section 11 (1) (h), The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, not providing enough food to the pet is a punishable offence.

Pavani Bharathula
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