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.

The proposal for a mechanised bird slaughterhouse may finally see the light of day as the Centre would be providing expertise for it to the Municipal Corporation (MC).

Of around 302 bird hits reported in 2009 at 79 airports in the country, close to 54 occurred in Mumbai.

Responding to an RTI query by DNA, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said the number of bird hits in the city had gone up from 26 in 2007 to 54.

However, the DGCA revealed that Delhi still recorded the maximum number of hits each year.

Shimla, August 18
Chief Minister P.K.

The BJP government on Tuesday tabled in the Assembly a Bill that seeks to punish cow slaughter with a jail term of up to seven years, and makes transit permit compulsory if cows are transported through the state.

SHILLONG: In its bid to stop unhygienic slaughter of animals by butchers, the State Government will soon come out with a modern abattoir (slaughter house) to provide quality and hygienic meat to the consumers.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed shock at the inaction of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) in addressing the absence of a boundary wall to prevent the flow of waste from a 70-acre landfill site next to the Ghazipur abattoir.

A Rs 100 crore high-tech slaughter house would be set up under Public Private Project model at the outskirts of Meerut, government spokesman said here on Sunday.

The state government has constituted M/S Abacus Legal Group as the consultant which has already submitted its feasibility report to the government.

Mumbai: Armed with a Bombay High Court directive, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has ordered immediate closing down of 44 of the 53 slaughter houses in the state as they were found to be operating under unhygienic conditions and flouting norms.

CUTTACK: The dawn of 2010 could see an end to slaughtering and butchering of animals for meat in the open, on the roadsides or in the marketplaces of the millennium city.

With public slaughtering raising serious concerns and under the scanner of the Orissa High Court, the civic authorities have finally gone all out to facilitate slaughter houses and specific zones for meat sale.