Cruelty To Animals Act Essay

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The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 was passed for the purposes of prevention of cruelty and unnecessary pain and suffering against animals. The practice of Jallikattu in itself prima facie violates Section 11 which is an inclusive provision, envisages acts which amount to cruel treatment of animals. Anything shall amount to cruel treatment of animals if it involves beating, kicking, over-riding, over-drives, over-loads, so as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering or causing, or being the owner permits, any animal to be so treated. The Act imposes a duty upon the persons having the charge of animals to take all reasonable measures to ensure the well-being and refrain fro infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering. One…show more content…
We believe that Bulls should not be used as performing animals, either for the Jallikattu events or Bullock-cart Races in the State of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country. We, therefore, make the following humble suggestions: 1. We believe that the AWBI and Governments should take the necessary steps to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on the animals, since their rights have been statutorily protected under Sections 3 and 11 of PCA Act. 2. AWBI and the Government should take steps to impart education in relation to human treatment of animals with Section 9(k) incorporating the spirit of Articles 51A(g) & (h) of the Constitution. 3. The Government should see that if the provisions of the PCA Act are not complied with, prompt disciplinary action should be undertaken against the erring officials so that the purpose and object of the PCA Act is achieved. 4. We suggest that the Parliament uplift the rights of the animals to that of constitutional rights, as done by Germany , so as to safeguard their dignity and

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