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.

Rules Violate Parent Act, Say Petitioners

CHENNAI: Camels transported all the way from Rajasthan and Gujarat to be slaughtered in Tamil Nadu ahead of Bakrid and Muharram, may have something to cheer about, after all.

PETA said the move comes at a time when citizens have been campaigning for stricter laws to protect animals following the death of police horse Shaktimaan and other publicised cases of animal abuse

Parliamentarians from different political parties and celebrities from the movie and music world joined hands with animal rights groups on Thursday to mark the launch of a 'NoMore50' campaign calli

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Cruelty to Animals, 03/05/2016. The enforcement of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960 and Rules made thereunder (Animal Protection Laws) is the responsibility of the concerned State Governments / UTs which are empowered to take action in cases of cruelty inflicted on animals. A list of cases registered under the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals, 1960 during the last three years and persons convicted as provided to Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) by the States is enclosed herewith as Annexure A.

Order of the Supreme Court of India dated 12/01/2016 in the matter of Compassion Unlimited Plus Action Vs Union of India & Others regarding rights of animals under the Constitution of India, laws, culture, tradition, religion and ethology, especially in connection with the conduct of “Jallikattu”, bullock cart races, etc.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Animal Welfare Board of India vs. People for Elimination of Stray Troubles and Ors. SLP(C) 691 of 2009 dated 18/11/2015 regarding protection of the stray dogs.

Supreme Court in its order clearly stated that "there can be no trace of doubt that there has to be compassion for dogs and they should not be killed in an indiscriminate manner, but indubitably the lives of the human beings are to be saved and one should not suffer due to dog bite because of administrative lapse".

MUMBAI: Following a nine month-long investigation authorized by the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) of circuses across the nation, the AWBI has decided to stop registration of elephants for pe

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday left it to the wisdom of the State government to decide on how best to use elephants during festivals, including the Mysore Dasara.

The court-appointed elephant task force, in its report, had recommended that the heavy 750-kg golden howdah carried by the lead elephant in the Mysore Dasara procession be replaced with a lighter replica, or carried on a chariot drawn by the elephants.