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Delhi HC Allows PETA and FIAPO To Participate in Survey Conducted by Animal Welfare Board To Identify Conditions Of Animals In Circuses

Lawstreet Journal 21 Aug 2020 1:53am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi HC Allows PETA and FIAPO To Participate in Survey Conducted by Animal Welfare Board To Identify Conditions Of Animals In Circuses

Delhi High Court has allowed People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organization (FIAPO) to participate in the survey conducted by the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) to identify the condition of animals which are kept in the circuses. The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajneesh Bhatnagar have given permission to PETA and FIAPO to provide food and medicines in case they find any animal injured during the survey.

The order has come in writ Petitions moved by the PETA India and FIAPO seeking a direction to be issued to the Union of India, AWBI, Central Zoo Authority, and registered circuses to ensure immediate prohibition on training and exhibition of performing animals in circuses and mobile entertainment facilities. In addition, a petition was also filed by FIAPO has also separately questioned the validity of Section 21-27 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to the extent that they permit exhibition and training of animals for circuses.

During the last hearing, the court has questioned AWBI for not conducting physical surveys of conditions of animals but rather simply relied on the correspondence conducted by the registered circuses. The court has directed the said Board to conduct a survey in the presence of veterinarians and submit the report of the same by September 29.

In today’s hearing, PETA has argued that they should be allowed to enter the circus premises and feed the animals or be able to provide proper medical treatment to… Continue Reading...


Tagged: PETA   Animal Welfare Board of India   Prevention of cruelty to animals  
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