Animal abuse have become a big deal now, and it has stirred up a whole new discussion regarding the laws for stray animals. Right from being beaten brutally to thrown out of their territories, a stray animal in this country is like a battle-field for these poor creatures.
Know about the rules so that the next time you see any stray animal being harmed, you raise your voice against it:
1. You can feed a stray animal. It’s never a crime
There’s a law which says that there is nothing wrong about feeding stray dogs, cases of people being assaulted for feeding stray dogs are some going rampant in India.
2. Poisoning stray animal is a crime
It is a criminal offence to poison street dogs under Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960. In spite of that, cases like this incident in Kerala where thousands of stray dogs were poisoned are something taken so lightly in this country.
3. It is illegal to inflict any sort of harm to stray animals.
According to Sections 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code and the Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960, it is totally wrong to inflict any sort of pain to any street animal. However, cases of stray animals being intentionally harmed by people every now and then happen almost on a daily basis.
4. Government issues IDs to people who feed stray animals.
The one who’re in the interest of feeding stray animals can get IDs issued by the Animal welfare board of India and yet, they face harassment by the many around.
5. It is unlawful to relocate stray animals from their territory.
It is illegal to relocate stray animals under Section 11(1) (i) and Section 11(1) (j), PCA Act, 1960. But, just a recent incident in Gurugram showed us the horrible case of stray dogs being mercilessly beaten up and taken away in sacks from their territory.
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