Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Act

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

This was enacted in 1960 to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on animals and to amend the laws relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals. After the enactment of this Act, the Animal Board of India was formed for the promotion of animal welfare.

Rules

  • 1. Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision) Amendment Rules, 2006.
    Reconstitution of Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA).
  • 2. Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision) Amendment Rules, 2005.
    3. The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001.
  • 4.The Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001.
  • 5.The Performing Animals (Registration) Amendment Rules, 2001.
  • 6.The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Establishment and Regulation of Societies for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Rules,   2001.
  • 7.The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001.
  • 8.The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Transport of Animals on Foot) Rules, 2001.
  • 9.The Breeding of and Experiments on animals (Control and Supervision) Amendment Rules, 2001.
    10.The Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision) Rules.
  • 11.The Experiments on Animals (controls and Supervision) (Amendment) Rules, 1998.
  • 12.The Prevention of Cruelty (Capture of Animals) Rules, 1972.
  • 13.The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Registration of Cattle Premises) Rules, 1978.
    14.The Transport of Animals Rules, 1978.
  • 15.The Transport of Animals (Amendment) Rules, 2001.
  • 16.The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Application of Fines) Rules, 1978.
  • 17.The Performing Animals Rules, 1973.
  • 18.The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Licensing of Farriers) Rules, 1965.
  • 19.The Prevention of Cruelty to Draught and Pack Animals Rules, 1965, amended 1968.

The full texts can be found at http://moef.nic.in/division/animal-welfare