AAP manifesto assaured voter of Delhi that they will replace toothless legislation, animal welfare machanism, now AAP in power and OIPA - Indian People for Animals moved petition for Speaker, Delhi Assembly for immediate action and replacement of all toothless legislation's, Delhi Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: DSPCA.
The petitioner’s; United Nation affiliated the International Organisation for Animal Protection: OIPA – www.oipa.org chapter in India through its representative in India Naresh Kadyan, C-38, Rose Apartment, Prashant Vihar, sector-14, Rohini, Delhi and joint petitioner:
1. Abhishek Kadyan, Hon. Animal Welfare Officer, AWBI (Ministry of Environment and Forest), C-38, Rose Apartment, sector-14, Rohini, Delhi
and co petitioner:
2. Miss Sukanya Kadyan, Hon. Animal Welfare Officer, AWBI (Ministry of Environment and Forest), C-38, Rose Apartment, sector-14, Rohini, Delhi.
1. Article 51 A (g) defined the fundamental duties of every citizen of India.
2. Animal Welfare Board of India constituted as umbrella Organisation to advice and suggests minimizing the unnecessary pain and sufferings to the animals in India.
3. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 enforced in India but offenses against whole Act are the non cognizable, bailable with minor punishments in legal terms except three sub sections of section 11 and whole section 12 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
4. Repeal of Act 11 of 1890:
Where in pursuance of a notification under subsection (3) of section 1 of 1890 any provision of this Act comes into force in any State, any provision of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1890, which corresponds to the provision so coming into force, shall thereupon stand repealed.
Cognizability of offences:
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code or Criminal procedure, 1898, (5 of 1898) an offence punishable under clause (1) or clause (n) or clause, (o) of sub-section (1) of section 11 or under section 12 shall be a cognizable offence within the meaning of that code.
Restriction on exhibition and training of performing animals:
No person shall exhibit or train (i) any performing animal unless he is registered in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter; (ii) as a performing animal, any animal which the Central Government may, by notification in the official gazette, specify as an animal which shall not be exhibited or trained as a performing animal.
Lion, bear, panther, tiger, monkey and bull display and performances are banned by the Govt. of India but dancing monkeys are still on the road and streets in India, where as foreign shoot of above said banned species are allowed by the AWBI violating the said Notification because display of all above said 6 species are not allowed in India.
Committee for control and supervision of experiments on animals:
(1) If at any time, on the advice of the Board, the Central Government is of opinion that it is necessary so to do for the purpose of controlling "and supervising experiments on animals it may be notification in the official Gazette.
Treatment and care of animals:
(1). The State Government may by general or special order appoint infirmaries for the treatment and care of animals in respect of which offences against this Act have been committed, and may authorise the detention therein of any animal pending its production before a magistrate.
Saving as respects manner of killing prescribed by religion:
Nothing contained in this Act shall render it an offence to kill any animal in a manner required by the religion of any community.
Power to make rules:
The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette and subject to the condition of previous publication, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act.
Nothing contained in this Chapter shall apply to (a) the training of animals for bonafide military or police purpose or the exhibition of any animals so trained; or (b) any animals kept in any zoological garden or by any society or association which has for its principal object the exhibition of animals for educational or scientific purposes.
Petitioner (s) prayers that:
1. Every citizen may kindly be allowed to perform their fundamental duties as defined in the article 51 A (g) of Indian Constitution.
2. Replace the toothless legislation Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and all offenses against animals may kindly be treated as cognizable, non bailable offense in legal terms along with strong punishments.
3. All living creatures other than human beings are covered under the definition of ‘animals’ but AWBI and enforcement agencies are failed to imposed Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 on the wild animal species.
4. Exotic wild animal species may kindly be covered under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 because these exotic species are born and brought up in India but they are treated as foreign species as per their shape and size.
5. Camel is an Indian species with its natural habitat in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The interstate shifting of these animals may kindly be prohibited from its natural habitat to other part of India; there are no transportation guidelines, rules and regulations for camels, which may kindly be prepared along with the prototype of special vehicles.
6. Elephant became the National heritage animal of India, these wild animal registration as performing animals is banned by the AWBI, due to cruel treatment with them in Indian circuses and Elephant presence also banned in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane by the Govt. of Maharashtra accepting cruel treatment and practices by so called owners, hence we request that the private ownership of Elephants may kindly be shifted to the Govt. agencies or Institutions forfeiting all captive Elephants for further their rehabilitation, ban elephant presence in the urban area’s of Delhi.
7. There are two Boards are functional; Animal Welfare Board of Delhi and State Board for Wildlife, hence we pray to merge both Boards in to a Delhi State Commission for Animal Welfare’
8. Animal; being an living creature can not be treated as goods and all offenses against animals may kindly be try and decide by a special fast track court and animal abusers registry may kindly be prepared all over Delhi.
9. Animal may kindly be shifted from one place to another in special vehicles not in a goods transport vehicles, transport department be directed to prepare prototype of these vehicles.
10. Animal sacrifice may kindly be ban for religious purpose along with the Police, Military and Para Military Forces animals may kindly be covered under the Animal Welfare Law’s of the land.
11. Infirmaries, Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – SPCA’s, State Animal Welfare Board’s and State Board for Wildlife may kindly be constituted and functional in all over Delhi.
12. If replacement of existed toothless animal welfare legislation’s required time then Ordinance may kindly be issued, keeping in view of fundamental duties.
13. All animal abuser equipment like thorn bits for Horses and whip may kindly be ban in Delhi.
14. Blue bull and Monkeys in human habitat may kindly be deleted from the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 because these monkeys look likes wild animal as per their shape and size but they have lost their wild character, animal birth control scheme may kindly be applied to control their population.
15. Wild animal and human conflict became problem of the Society; hence project Monkey, Mongoose and House Sparrow may kindly be introduced to protect wildlife of Delhi.
16. The Delhi Animal Welfare Act, 2014 may kindly be introduced, being animal as state subject.
17. Cow progeny may kindly declare as state domestic animal of Delhi, all offenses against cow progeny may kindly be try and decided by a special Session Judge on fast track court basis.
18. Prohibition against flying kites, etc.- No person shall fly a kite or any other thing so as to cause danger, injury or alarm to persons, animals or property, as per section 94 of the Delhi Police Act, 1978 be implemented and manja be banned in Delhi.
19. Penalty for failure to keep in confinement cattle, etc.-
Whoever allows any cattle which are his property or in his charge to stray in any street or to trespass upon any public or private property shall on conviction be punished, as per section 98 of the Delhi Police Act, 1978 should be cognizable and non bailable offense with strong punishments, be try and decide by a special fast track court in Delhi.
20. Punishment for cruelty to animals.- Whoever in any place cruelly beats, goads, overworks, ill-treats or tortures or causes, or procures to be cruelly beaten, goaded, overworked, ill-treated or tortured, any animal shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees, or with both, as per section 99 of the Delhi Police Act, 1978 needs immediate attention and amendment, we demands all offenses against animals be cognizable and non bailable offense with strong punishments.
21. All illegal slaughter houses are needs to be crack down, Delhi State Committee for Slaughter Houses be constituted, to comply with the orders passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
22. Illegal animal transportation be banned in Delhi, to comply with the orders passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, remove Delhi Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: DSPCA because he is responsible for malpractice and corruption, heavy revenue loss to the Government of Delhi.
23. Peacock feathers trade be banned, introduce pet shop, dog breeders and fish aquarium rules in Delhi.
24. The Delhi Agricultural Cattle Preservation Act, 1994 needs amendment in Agricultural Cattle definition.
25. Export from Gazipur Slaughter House be banned, why privatization for personnel gain and profit?, where as private exporter earning huge amount but owner Delhi Administration loosing its revenue, CAG audit required.
26. National Cattle Commission Report, 2002 be accepted and implemented in Delhi.
AAP Manifesto on Environment:
Ongoing afforestation in Delhi Animal Welfare Board to be given enforcement authority and not merely be an advisory body.