THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT,1960
(Act LIX of 1960)
(26 December, 1960)
Short title, extent
This act may be called The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
b. It extends to the whole of India
except the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
c. It shall come into
force on such date as the Central Government may by notification in the Official Gazette,
appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different states and for different
provisions contained in this act.
this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
animal means any living creature
other than a human being;
board means the Animal welfare
board established under section 4;
animal means any animal (not being a domestic animal) which is in captivity or
confinement, whether permanent or temporary, or which is subjected to any appliance to
contrivance for the purpose of hindering or preventing its escape from captivity or
confinement or which is pinioned or which is or appears to be maimed;
animal means any animal which is tamed or has been or is being sufficiently tamed to
serve some purpose for the use of man or which, although it neither nor is being nor is
intended to be so tamed, is or has become in fact wholly or partially tamed;
authority means a Municipal Committee, District Board or other authority for the
time being invested by law with the control and administration of any matters within the
specificied local area;
used with reference to an animal, includes not only the owner but also any other person
for the time being in possession or custody of the animal, whether with or without the
consent of the owner;
or doom dev includes any process of introducing air or any substance into the
female organ of a milch animal with the object of drawing off from the animal any
secretion of milk;
prescribed means prescribed by
rules made under this Act;
includes any way, road, lane, square, court, alley, passage, or open space, whether a
thoroughfare or not, to which the public have access.
Duties of persons having charge of animals
It shall be
the duty of every person having the care or charge of any animal to take all reasonable
measure to ensure the well being of such animal and prevent the infliction upon such
animal of unnecessary pain or suffering.
of Animal Welfare Board
the promotion of animal welfare generally and for the purpose of protecting animals from
being subjected to unnecessary pain or suffering, in particular, there shall be
established by the central government, as soon as may be after the commencement of this
Act, aboard to be called the Animal Welfare Board.
The Board shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal
with power, subject to he provisions of this act, to acquire, hold and dispose of property
and may by its name sue and be sued.
The Board shall consist of the following persons, namely;
the Inspector-General of Forests, Government of India.
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