The Kerala high court has advised the central government to make appropriate changes to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, amended in 1982, as it fell short of the requirements.

A division bench of Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice K. Vinod Chandran observed, after examining the provisions of the act, that various sections under the act were a ‘cruel joke on animals’.

Mumbai: The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has banned the use of live animals in dissection and other experiments in educational and research institutions.

Animal rights protection bodies have taken a strong notice of the horrific details of deaths of hundreds of monkeys at the Gopalpur sterilisation centre in Kangra and demanded a judicial probe into

A notification issued by the Government of India banning the use of bulls as performing animals has cast a shadow of uncertainty over the adrenaline pumping bullock cart races at the 76th Kila Raip

BARIPADA: Come Sankranti, this part of north Odisha is all set to raise a toast to roosters.

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory body of the central government, has issued an advisory to chief secretaries of all state governments and the Indian Pest Control Association to prohibit the use, sale and manufacture of glue traps to catch rodents, as they are harmful to the animals. The board has also written to the Directorate of Foreign Trade asking for a ban on the import of these traps.

The notification issued by Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF)  dated July 11, 2011 has listed bulls among six species of animals who cannot be used as a performing animals under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.

Mumbai: In light of the ministry of food and civil supplies’ failure to implement the ban on bullock carts transporting kerosene on Mumbai’s streets despite the government decision two years ago to

Gujarat High Court has ordered the release of 494 birds held captive in cages, saying that it was the fundamental right of birds to fly in the open sky and their confinement was violation of their right to live freely.

The order was passed last week by Justice M R Shah while dealing with a bunch of petitions where the issue under question was whether birds have a right to live freely and whethe

This Act may be called the Animal Welfare Act, 2011. The Ministry of Environment and Forests invites comments on the Draft Animal Welfare Act, 2011. This legislation, which will replace the existing Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, will provide for enhanced penalties and clearer definitions of animal abuse.