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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

NO. 59 OF 1960 [26th December, 1960]

Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title extent and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Duties of persons having charge of animals
Chpater II Animal Welfare Board
4 Establishment of Animal Welfare Board
5 Constitution of the Board
6 Term of office and conditions of services of members of the Board
7 Secretary and other employees of the Board
8 Funds of the Board
9 Function of the Board
10 Power of Board to make regulations
Chapter III Cruelty To Animals Generally
11 Treating animals cruelly
12 Penalty for practicing phooka or doom deV
13 Destruction of suffering animals
Chapter IV Expenrimentation On Animals
14 Experiments on animals
15 Committee for control and supervision of experiments on animals
16 Staff of the Committee
17 Duties of the Committee and power of the Committee to make rules relating to experiments on animals
18 Power of entry and Inspection
19 Power to prohibit experiments on animals
20 Penalties
Chapter V Preforming Animals
21 Exhibit and train defined
22 Restriction on exhibition of performing animals
23 Procedure for registration
24 Power of court to prohibit restrict exhibition and training of performing animals
25 Power to enter premises
26 Offences
27 Exemptions
Chapter VI Miscellaneous
28 Saving as respects manner of killing prescribed by religion
29 Power of court to deprive person convicted of ownership of animal
30 Presumption as to guilt in certain cases
31 Cognizability of offences
32 Powers of search and seizure
33 Search warrants
34 General power of seizure for examination
35 Treatment and care of animals
36 Limitation of prosecutions
37 Delegation of powers
38 Power to make rules.
39 Persons authorized under section 34 to be public servants
40 Indemnity
41 Repeal of Act II of 1890

An Act to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on animals and for that purpose to amend the law relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Eleventh year of the Republic of India as follows:-

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