The Centre has released the draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act (Amendment) Bill 2022 for public comment. In the draft legislation, it has proposed to introduce 61 amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act 1960. The draft Bill has included bestiality as a crime under the new category of gruesome cruelty.

Order of the High Court of Kerala in Re: Brunu (Suo Motu) Public Interest Litigation dated 14/08/2022.

The High Court of Kerala convened a special sitting taking note of the instances of dog bites being reported across the state. The HC talked about the various orders passed by the court and in particular, the order dated August 2, 2021 - wherein Thrikkakara Municipality was directed to identify areas within its geographical limits where the community dogs could be rehabilitated and sheltered.

Order of the Kerala High Court in the matter of W.P. (C) No. 13204 of 2021 dated 14/07/2021. The matter related to care of animals in Kerala.

Order of the Madras High Court regarding treatment of elephants in Tamil Nadu, 25/02/2021.

The matters pertained to temple elephants and other elephants owned by private individuals and whether such elephants are used by their owners to be exploited for joy rides or the elephants are used as beasts of burden or to transport heavy material.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/03/2020 regarding welfare of elephants at Amer Fort and Haathi Gaon in Rajasthan.

The federal government has passed a law preventing Australian companies from relying on data from animal testing for ingredients to be used solely in cosmetics.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/01/2019 regarding state of captive elephants in India.The Court directs all the Chief Wildlife Wardens of the States to ascertain the age of all the captive elephants.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Prerna Singh Bindra & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/12/2018 regarding human elephant conflicts in India. Counsel for the State of West Bengal informs the Court that the State of West Bengal will consult the Wildlife Institute of India for advice on the use of commonly used repellent methods as well as new repellent methods and deterrent methods mentioned in the Guidelines (Guidelines for Management of Human Elephant Conflicts) for the purpose of reducing, if not, eliminating human elephant conflicts.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Vs Gauri Maulekhi & Others dated 26/11/2018 regarding disposal of dung of mules carrying pilgrims from Katra to Bhavan.

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