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Shaktika Malhotra   22 March 2020

Animal cruelty

Hello! In a near by locality there are some people who practice cruelty against stray animals. They brutally hit them with iron rod, cricket bat, wooden stick etc.
I once filed a complaint. However, no action was taken against them!
Is there any statuary provision for the same?
Under which sections they can be held liable?


 2 Replies

Akshay   22 March 2020


Thank you for your question

Article 51A(g) of the constitution-To protect and improve the natural environment including forests,lakes,rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures.

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,1960

Under section 9 of the very act, talks about cruelty towards animals, by way of torturing , overloadong, unnecessary  giving pain to the animals etc., imprisonment till 6 months, fine both may be imposed.

Hope this will help you

Best regards,

Akshay Gupta

Advocate Suneel Moudgil (Advocate)     22 March 2020

you can mail the matter to PETA in addition to the suggestion post by the expert Akshay

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