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b. Regulations on Layer Hens:
i. While perusing the draft Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Egg Laying Hens) Rules, 2012, the Law Commission found that the same can be improved upon by few modifications. Such modifications are to be carried out by detailing environmental provisions that meet the basic needs of these animals. The revised draft rules delineate space requirements for feeders, drinking spaces and floor area and other key resources to ensure good management of the system. Other important animal welfare provisions including when and how to carry out euthanasia of sick or injured animals are incorporated in the revised draft rules.
ii. The modified rules are recommended keeping in view the constitutional provisions and the object of PCA Act. The revised draft rules are annexed as Annexure- I.