Animals and the laws



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All the living things have right to live , but sometimes we become cruel towards animals. We have to understand that animals can't speak but they too have life.Moving to the roads, streets and public places like zoos where animals are present around us. We often see little children misbehave with animals. And their parents or adults just ignore. It is necessary that we teach  kids to behave with animals in a just and polite manner.

In India, it is a common sight to see people pelting stones at dogs and cats out of fun .Animals like bulls, cows and hens are treated as if they are just playful objects. In this world of modernization and development people are slowly losing their  morals not only towards each other but towards these innocent animals as well.

Cruel people  are not merely people  they are individuals whose mental illness or compulsion can cause criminal behaviour with horrific consequences for animals. These people exist in virtually every community and include members of every socio-economic status, gender and education level. Animals also frequently become victims in homes plagued by violence. Many batterers try to control their victims by threatening, torturing or killing the victim’s animals. 

There are a lot of things we  can do to protect animals.

 If we  want to contribute toward ending animal cruelty, adopting a pet is a great way to start. Adopting pets will further stop some of the breeders from attacking strangers. Several dog breeding facilities are operated under poor conditions that do not meet the required behavioral, physiological, and social dog needs.Many kids who are cruel to animals grow up to be cruel to fellow humans. As an adult, it is your responsibility to teach children to treat animals with respect and kindness. A great way to do this is to be a role model. 

Anyone injuring or killing animals may no longer get away by paying a penalty of Rs 50. The government has prepared a draft to amend the 60-year-old Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, proposing penalty up to Rs 75,000 or three times the cost of the animal with jail term up to five years or both if an act of an individual or an organisation leads to an animal's death.

The draft has proposed offences in three categories - minor injury, major injury leading to permanent disability, and death to an animal due to cruel practice - and prescribed different penalties ranging from Rs 750 to Rs 75,000 and jail term up to five years for different crimes.The existing law stipulates a penalty between Rs 10 and Rs 50 for any act of cruelty such as beating, kicking, torturing, starving, overloading, overriding and mutilating an animal. It doesn't have different categories of offences for cruelty. Animal in the Act is defined as any living creature other than a human being.

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