Kerala High Court orders the government to make public notices for domestic animals and pets

Kochi: High court in Kerka on Wednesday ordered the state government to delete all the posters immediately and not to put them again, because it was shocked to see the local authorities publish notices instructive petowners to keep them restrained all the time and to depriving the dogs of the community of food and water supplies.

A Court of Justice The notices and posters appear to be approved by the State Department of Animal Welfare and to act against the objectives of the Animal Cruelty Prevention Act of 1916 and its rules, according to K Jayasankaran Nambiary and P Gopinith. Popinath.

“We also learned that many local authorities have published reports, including instructions to keep their pet owners in kennels or in chains at all times,” the Bench said.

“In addition, the pet owners are instructed to ensure that local dogs are deprived of food and water sources that the former control. The above instructions shock us, “That said. It said. “We therefore direct that the state government take all such posters immediately and ensure that no further notices are issued in future which fail to comply with the objectives laid down in the statutes including various public institutions, veterinary clinics and panchayat/municipal offices.” he adds.

The Court then instructed the government to order the local authorities immediately to issue public reports that require owners of livestock, animals and other animals to be registered with the respective local authorities and to get a licence as required by the municipality / panchayat law / rules. ” ” If necessary, the Government may prescribe licence forms and charge for the registration/licensing process, ensuring, in a first step, that all such animals currently maintained by owners shall be registered/licensed within six months.

The instructions issued by the government will also require future owners of animals within three months of the purchase of the animal to register their animals with the relevant local authorities.”

The court heard a PIL initiated itself in the aftermath of the recent terrible killing, on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, of a dog called Bruno, which had been tied up and killed by some on the adimalathura beach.

The case was renamed “In Re: Bruno as a fitting homage to the unhappy dog who succeeded in acts of human cruelty.”

On Wednesday, the police informed the court that the investigation into the killing of the dog was about to be finalised, and it was probable that the final report would be submitted soon to the Court of Justice.

The amicus curiae designated by the court informed him that certain proceedings had been initiated in order perhaps to put pressure on the owners to exacerbate the offence and withdraw the complaint against the owners of the deceased Bruno.

If this is true, the Bench said it was a serious matter and had to be examined. “We therefore direct the General Director of Prosecution to investigate these developments indicated by the amicus curiae and inform the Court if the case against the owners of the deceased dog and the nature of those proceedings has actually been launched,” she said, listing the matter at an audience held on 19 July.

In the meantime, the court has been told by an animal welfare organisation that animal birth controls across the state are currently implemented through entities like the Kudumbasree.

The bank questioned the government on this matter whether Kudumbasree is an organisation registered under the Animal Birth Control Rules (Dogs) of 2001 with the Indian Animal Welfare Board.

The bank questioned the government on this matter whether Kudumbasree is an organisation registered under the Animal Birth Control Rules (Dogs) of 2001 with the Indian Animal Welfare Board.

The government was supposed to carry out an investigation to determine if, until the reconstruction of the State Animal Welfare Board, the infrastructure needed under the Animal Birth Control Rules was in place.

The report to be presented in this regard shall contain, together with the medical equipment, ambulance and staff inventories of all such facilities in that State, in district, in each of the facilities.” With regard to the question of sheltering local authorities for street animals, as mandated by the different laws and rules on animal protection, the court stated that the situation cannot, currently, be a practical measure in view of the state’s constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The government therefore asked for the possibility of adopting the model for partnership between the public and the private sector to establish this infrastructure.

“By offering financial and infrastructural support, the government could make use of the facilities currently run by the various animal welfare organisations. We believe that this arrangement would also help the government to fulfil its statutory and constitutional obligation to protect animals, whilst encouraging private organisations actively involved in animal welfare activities “Saying the court.

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