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New Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI) The Delhi High Court today refused to grant an interim stay on a plea challenging the Centre's new Rule to regulate dog breeders by bringing them under the ambit of a law to check cruelty to animals.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Centre and the Animal Welfare Board of India, while refusing to stay the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing) Rules, saying it would tantamount to allowing the writ petition.
The Centre had in May this year introduced rules to regulate dog breeders, aquarium owners and livestock markets by bringing them under the ambit of a law to check cruelty to animals.
The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) had issued a series of notifications under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
Under the new rules, it will be mandatory for all dog breeders and their establishments to register themselves with the state Animal Welfare Boards.
"Without hearing the respondent, we won't stay it," the bench said and listed the matter for March 19 next year.
The petition, filed by Delhi-based NGO 'Pet Right and Care Association', claimed that "the Rules delve circuitously into the sphere of animal husbandry".
"The Rules, 2017 is wholly unreasonable and has no reasonable relation to the object of the principal Act, in so much as the Rules, brings under the rubric of breeders, completely different and distinct occupations, while also regimenting a uniform set of rules for such varied breeds of dogs in a manner which is highly unreasonable and myopic," the plea has said.
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Would you like to know some of the Indian Animal laws? Here is an infographic for it. Well made one However don't be surprised if you go to a police station and the police don't care at all or even know such law exists.
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Update: The actor John Abraham is going after the sick bastards who did that to the poor dog. I have some hopes now that if a celebrity puts his effort perhaps some tangible result will come .
Champion, a cruelty case from Bhayander was rejected by an existing NGO was brought to Amtm with two front paws chopped, testicles & penis cut with a sharp weapon.
In a world where we are known as humans, this is where we are redefining ourselves. We will do our best to save this chap & will leave no stone unturned.
While being treated on our table the least we expected from champion was to wag his tail & lick the hands of the person treating him.
Amtm has saved worst cases but how can Amtm stop cruelties like these which is a big taboo on humankind.
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You can meet champion at Amtm Rehab from Friday to Sunday between 12 noon to 4 pm.
Kindly share, circulate on social media & WhatsApp to nab offenders. Prize money of 25000/- will be offered.
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