What Are The Laws Related To Pets In India

What Are The Laws Related To Pets In India?

Do you believe every single living being has equal rights when it comes to living their lives? 

Most commonly disapproved beings are the four paws who usually find a hard time adjusting with human wants and needs. 

Do you have pets and have your neighbours ever objected to their presence?

Unfortunately, every pet keeper grudgingly admits having a story about troublemakers who repeatedly challenged their non-human friends.

However, most of us either choose to bear the guilt of being a troublemaker for our neighbours, or we fight it out in the wrong way. Some of us even sulk when facing such unwanted vehement protests from neighbours.

It often gives up on our pets abandoning them on the roads and in the garbage bins.

But while reading this, you might be feeling that is so not okay!

In this case, your mind might constantly be questioning as to what are the best possible ways of protecting them?

An obvious solution is knowing your country’s laws towards pets and their rights.

So, if you’re a pet lover, why not learn the laws which can safeguard you & your pets instead?

In this way, you can always protect them from your neighbour’s contempt without having to resort to any unfair means of action.

So, protect, help and love them unconditionally and let no one question your pet’s presence going forth.

This article would walk you through a few significant laws & groups of our country, which render protection to you and your pets.

Important Indian Laws towards preservation and protection of pets

MyFurries strives to create awareness around violence towards animals. Our country etches out clear animal protection laws.

PETA is a global body that fights to protect animals everywhere across the world.

Remember, cruelty against animals is a punishable offence under the following;

  • The Constitution of India
  • The Indian Penal Code
  • The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
  • The Environment Protection Act

Let’s find out what these laws are?

  1. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Acts, 1960

Six chapters talk about animals’ welfare in the Indian Constitution. You’re just not committing a crime by taking care of non-humans, so make yourself aware of all written in these chapters. Next time, you face anything unduly and unwanted, do not hesitate to cite the laws whenever, wherever required.

The chapters cover,

  • a preliminary description in the first chapter
  • a detailed explanation of the role of the animal welfare board in India (AWBI) in the second chapter.
  • The third, fourth and fifth chapters, respectively, talk in-details about the laws that protect animals from cruelty. Detailed guidelines are available for those carrying out experimentations on animals, including the performing animals.
  • The sixth chapter covers various overview.
  1.  What does Article 51 (g) say?

Ahimsa! Non-violence!

The law applies to every citizen of India. It is the responsibility of every citizen of India to preserve and better the natural environment, including the wildlife. Under this law, humans need to show compassion towards every living creature.

According to it, non-human friends also require the same dignity, empathy, and non-violent living space as humans.

What do you think, now can you stand up and speak for the animals you wish to care for and love?

  1. Section 11 under Cruelty to Animal Acts, 1960

You must be aware that the law protects these four paws from being poisoned through food and water. The law clearly states that animal food poisoning is a punishable criminal offence.

  1. How is Section 428 & 429 crucial?

Suppose anyone is found to be causing any form of injury to any animal, they would be punishable under this law. If someone is found guilty of killing animals, a life term of up to 5 years can be implemented on the person.

  1. Section 38 under Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules 2001

Under this notification, sterilisation and appropriate vaccination are the best ways to control the stray animals’ population. You can always refer to Section 38 available widely on the internet.

Sarla did not fight her landlord when he objected to her stray cats’ petting. In Sarla’s case, she had to abandon two of the kittens at a far-off place. By entertaining the landlord’s instructions, she ensured he did not harm her old mother in any way. But, then a life full of guilt and remorse followed her. Since she was not judicious enough to consult the lawbook, she failed to stand.

You don’t have to commit the same mistake!

Go back to the internet right in front of you or come back to us. Face it, fight it and defend those you love. Our Windy Furries team can also help you anytime you need it. Entertaining such demands of people and neighbours would often increase the pets’ difficulties. 

Sarla failed to raise her voice against the wrong her cat had to tolerate, but you shouldn’t!

If you believe, living is a right everyone should have; then you must raise your voice before it’s too late! Subscribe Windy Furries to know about such situations. 

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