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Punishable Offences

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act , 1960 (Act 59 of 1960)

UNDER   SECTION 11

OFFENCES

1. Beating, Kicking, Overriding, Torturing, or Causing any animal pain or suffering by the owner or any other person (tongawalas and cart-owners). Using any animal for work when it is wounded or unfit.

2.  Overloading

    Any weight exceeding the limits given below :

Two wheeled vehicles

Kgs

Small Buffalo

500

Meidum Buffalo

700

Large Buffalo

   900  

Horse

375

Camel

1000

. .

Pack Animals

Kgs

Small Buffalo

100

Medium Buffalo

150

Large Buffalo

175

Pony

35

Mule

75

Donkey

35

Camel

185

 

Permissible loading in a truck is only 4 passangers or 40 Sheeps / Goats. Animals in tempos are not allowed.

        Only 4 passengers excluding the driver are allowed on a tonga or a total of 325 Kgs.

3.  Carrying or transporting animals in such a manner that it causes suffering. Carrying of chickens upside down on cycles, carrying of goats, pigs, cattle with there legs in small tied vehicles.

4.  Caging or confining an animal in a cage which does not allow the animal sufficient space for movement. Overcrowding of animals in yards and during transportation for slaughter.This applies to the cages of circus animals & mini zoos as well.

5.  Failing to provide pet animals with sufficient food, drink or shelter. Abandoning on animal when old or diseased, keeping it on a short leash and insufficient exercise. Pet owners are covered under this act.

6.  Mutilating on animal : Cutting ears or tails, cutting the beaks of birds or clipping their wins & break legs for transportation.

7.  Giving any animal an injurious drug. All dary-owners who give oxytocin injections to their milch cattle can be raided and their dairies shut down, Also look at section 12.

8.  Organising or offering an area for animal fights or baiting of animals. (Cock or ram fighting, snake and mongoose fights).

Penalty

All these offences are punishable with a fine which may extend upto one hundred rupees or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or both.

 

Under Section 12

Offence

9.  Any person using injections of any kind, conducting any operation called Phooka or Doom Dev to improve location of cows or any other milch cattle (e.g. Oxytoxin injections )

Penalty

The offender may be punished with a fine which may extend upto one thousand rupees or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or both and the animal confiscated by the government.


Wild Life Protection Act , 1972

Indian Penal Code, 1860

Delhi Police Act , 1968