Legislation




     
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Rules

     
The Prevention of Cruelty to Draught and Pack
Animals Rules, 1965
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The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(Licensing of Farriers) Rules, 1965
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The Performing Animals Rules, 1973 English Hindi
The Transport of Animals Rules, 1978 English Hindi
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(Application of Fines) Rules, 1978
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The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(Registration of Cattle Premises) Rules, 1978
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The Prevention of Cruelty
(Capture of Animals) Rules, 1979
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Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001 English Hindi
Performing Animals (Registration)
Amendment Rules, 2002
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Ban on Exhibition/Training of
Five Performing Animals notified in 1998
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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(Transport of Animals on Foot) Rules, 2001
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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(Slaughter House) Rules, 2001
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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(Establishment and Regulation of Societies for
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Rules, 2001
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Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001 English Hindi
Transport of Animals (Amendment) Rules, 2001 English Hindi
Transport of Animals (Amendment) Rules, 2009 English Hindi
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(Slaughter House) Rules, 2010
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Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Amendment Rules, 2010 English Hindi
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals)
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The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules) Rules, 2017
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Proper implementation of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Live stock Market) Rule, 2017 English Hindi
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(Pet Shop Rules) Rules, 2018
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The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2013 as introduced in the Rajya Sabha in August 2013


 
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Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses)
Regulations, 2011


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Chapter VI Sections 74 to 78 pertain to animals
 
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Ban on all animals in circuses 28.11.2018
Labelling of non-veg products 04.04.2001
FSSAI Ban on use of Leather for making Silver Foil/Chandi-ka-warq 15.07.2016
Testing Cosmetics on Animals Prohibited 21.05.2014
Ban on Import of Cosmetics Tested on Animals 13.10.2014
Animals not allowed in circuses, etc. 11.07.2011
Clarification on “Bulls” under ban on performing animals Notification 11.07.2011
Maharashtra State Government final ban on Bulls/Bullock cart races (Marathi/English) 20.04.2012
Punjab Deputy Commissioner's Order upholding GOI Notification on Bulls 10.02.2012
Notification reversing use of Bulls in performances (Stayed on 12.01.2016 by Supreme Court) 07.01.2016 Ban on Dolphanariums 17.05.2013
Central Motor Vehicles (11th Amendment) Rules, 2015, pertaining to Livestock 08.07.2015



Kerala High Court: Government vs. Indian Circus Federation 06.06.2000
Karnataka High Court: Government vs. Indian Circus Federation 14.06.2000
Supreme Court: Government vs. Indian Circus Federation 01.05.2001

Uttarakhand High Court: Entire Animal Kingdom including Avian and Aquatic creatures are declared legal entities 04.07.2018
Punjab and Haryana High Court: Animals accorded status of legal person 31.05.2019


Mumbai High Court: Ban on Camels in Mumbai 16.10.1995 and 20.8.1996
Ernakulam High Court: Ban on Camels 05.12.2005
Bengaluru High Court: Ban on Camels in Karnataka 06.01.2009
Madras High Court: Ban on Camels Slaughter 18.08.2016
Hyderabad High Court (Telangana): Ban on Camels Slaughter 17.07.2020

Interim Order Solapur Slaughter House 06.06.2007
Court Order for Closure of Slaughter Houses during Paryushan 14.03.2008

Supreme Court: Ban upholding Notification against Bulls as Performing Animals, etc. 07.05.2014

Mumbai High Court: Ban on Victorias 08.06.2015

Hyderabad High Court (Andhra Pradesh): Bans Animal and Bird Sacrifices 09.06.2005
Tripura High Court Bans Animal and Bird Sacrifices 27.09.2019

Gujarat High Court: Ban against Caging of Birds 12.05.2011
Delhi High Court: Ban on Caging 15.05.2015

Uttarkhand High Court: Welfare Measures for Poultry 14.08.2018



CZA Questionnaire for Evaluation of Circuses

Ownership of Circus Animals
Rehabilitation of Circus Animals
AWBI Revised Circular for Pet & Street Dogs

University Grants Commission Ban on Dissection



AWBI regarding Glue Traps 04.08.2011 and 16.11.2020
Humane Castration in Cattle
Tail Docking and Ear Cropping of Dogs
AWBI regarding Camel Slaughter 18.06.2020

AWBI regarding Bakri Eid 25.06.2021

AWBI regarding ban on Caging of Birds 22.07.2021



Animals not allowed during Political Campaigns 19.09.2012
Milk and Milk Products Order (1992)

Testing of Cosmetics
Pharmacy Council of India’s CPCSEA Guidelines
Programme and Advertising Codes (Rule 6)
BCCC Advisory on Depiction of Animals/Wildlife in Television Programmes

Import of Pets 01.07.2013

CBSC Advisory against use of Leather 18.02.2014



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Welfare Laws
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