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Animal Harrasment -Is there any law against cruelty to animals?

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Asked by rita sharma, 08 Oct '07 11:10 am
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There are hundreds of laws for the protection of animals in India. The main laws are the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, and the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and rules framed under these acts. Few people, and even fewer policemen, know the law; in the face of such ignorance the animals are helpless. There is a very strong law banning cattle from being taken from one state to another for slaughter. Since nobody in authority knows about this law, lakhs of cattle are thrown helplessly into trucks and taken to slaughterhouses in other states. Kerala alone kills 2.5 lakhs of cattle every year-every single one of these poor beasts is beaten and trucked hundreds of miles from Karnataka, Tamilnadu, or Maharashtra. Goa, too, kills cattle only from Karnataka, as it finished its own animal's years ago. India's main slaughter factory situated in Andhra Pradesh, takes cattle from all
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Answered by venkata rajini malladi, 08 Oct '07 02:33 pm

 
  
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Yes.Manika Gandhi is supporting
Answered by neera bhatt, 08 Oct '07 11:12 am

 
  
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Yes , THE INDIAN WILDLIFE (PROTECTION) ACT, 1972
Answered by Jai Shekhawat, 08 Oct '07 12:52 pm

 
  
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Does one really need a law?
Answered by gem mina, 08 Oct '07 11:49 am

 
  
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Yes there is
Answered by C, 08 Oct '07 02:16 pm

 
  
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Yes there is. But like hundreds of others, this law too is commonly flouted. Government and administration have made it easier to flout too!!!
Answered by Prem Viswanathan, 08 Oct '07 03:14 pm

 
  
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I checked out the Indian Penal Code. Here are two laws, not exactly defined as cruelty, but related to cruelty nevertheless:
IPC Section 428. "Mischief by killing or maiming animal of the value of ten rupees"
Whoever commits mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless any animal or animals of the value of ten rupees or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

IPC Section 429. "Mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc., of any value or any animal of the value of fifty rupees"
Whoever commits mischief by killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless, any elephant, camel, horse, mule, buffalo, bull, cow or ox, whatever may be the value thereof, or any other animal of the value of fifty rupees or upwards, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine, or with both.
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Answered by Ayan Roy, 08 Oct '07 01:26 pm

 
  
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Yes , there are laws to protect every living being.
PCA 1960 and WPA 1972 are used to stop Cruelty done on animals.
But many are not aware of Laws. Awareness is required and more than that people are not sensitized to understand other living being. Crime is on Rise as no action is being taken and to stop crime general awareness " how to use law , to stop Crime " is required.
The first step to stop cruelty on animals is, Being vegetarian and to stop using Leather , Silk.
Answered by Arty Thakur, 20 Sep '09 07:37 pm

 
  
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Offcourse there is a law for that. you can contact ur advocate for that.
meneka gandhi is doing much more for animals. many many thanx to maneka gandhi.
Answered by anil palekar, 08 Oct '07 03:24 pm

 
  
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Yes, Esp the endangered species of animals are protected by law
Answered by Gupta BGV, 08 Oct '07 03:22 pm

 
  
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