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Legislation

Legislation

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 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.
Act

Rules

  1. S.O. 303 (E) [08/02/2011] – The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Amendment Rules, 2010. | Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़ें)
  2. S.O.2778(E), [10/11/2010] – Reconstitution of Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals(CPCSEA).
  3. S.O. 1995 (E) [27/07/2010] – Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Amendment Rules 2010. | Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़ें)
  4. S.O.1328(E), [25/05/2010] – Reconstitution of Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals(CPCSEA).
  5. S.O.714(E), [26/03/2010] – Animal Birth Control(Dogs) Rules, 2009.
  6. S.O.1818(E), [23/10/2006] – Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision )Amendment Rules, 2006.
  7. S.O.1817(E), [19/10/2006] – Reconstitution of Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals(CPCSEA).
  8. S.O.42(E), [14/01/2006] – Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision )Amendment Rules, 2005.
  9. S.O.1256(E), [24/12/2001] – The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001. | Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़ें)
  10. S.O.267(E), [26/3/2001] – The Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001. | Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़ें)
  11. S.O.35(E), [8/1/2002] – The Performing Animals (Registration) Amendment Rules, 2001.
  12. S.O.271(E), [26/3/2001] – The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Establishment and Regulation of Societies for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Rules, 2001. | Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़ें)
  13. S.O.270(E), [26/3/2001] – The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001. | Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़ें)
  14. S.O.268(E), [26/3/2001] – The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Transport of Animals on Foot) Rules, 2001. | Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़ें)
  15. S.O.134(E), [15/2/2001] – The Breeding of and Experiments on animals (Control and Supervision) Amendment Rules, 2001.
  16. S.O.1074, [15/12/1998] – The Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision) Rules, 1998.
  17. S.O.732(E), [26/8/1998] – The Experiments on Animals (controls and Supervision) (Amendment) Rules, 1998.
  18. S.O.No.1056, [13/3/1979] – The Prevention of Cruelty (Capture of Animals) Rules, 1972.
  19. No.14-20/76-LD.I, [30/11/1978] – The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Registration of Cattle Premises) Rules, 1978.
  20. No. 18-6/70-LDI, [23/3/1978] – The Transport of Animals Rules, 1978 .
    1. S.O.2465(E), [22/09/2009] – The Transport of Animals (Amendment) Rules, 2001.
    2. S.O.269(E), [26/3/2001] – The Transport of Animals (Amendment) Rules, 2001. | Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़ें)
  1. No.14-21/76-LD.I, [15/2/1978] – The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Application of Fines) Rules, 1978.
  2. No.35-4/72-LD.I, [22/5/1973] – The Performing Animals Rules, 1973.
  3. No.9-18/62-LD, [23/3/1965] – The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Licensing of Farriers) Rules, 1965.
  4. No.9-18/68-LD, [23/3/1965] – The Prevention of Cruelty to Draught and Pack Animals Rules, 1965, amended 1968. | Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़ें)
Notifications
  1. Inviting Comments on the Draft Notification for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules,2016PDF(249.85 KB) | Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़ें)PDF(281.52 KB)
  2. G.S.R.619(E), [14/10/1998] – The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Restricted to Exhibit on Trained as a Performing Animals).
  3. Inviting  Comments on the Draft Notification for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing) Rules, 2016 PDF(650.99 KB)| Read in Hindi (हिंदी में पढ़ें)PDF(1.71 MB)