Laws for pet owners in india
What can you do if you see someone beating an animal?
Cruelty against an animal is a punishable offence under section 428 and 429 of the IPC. If you witness cruelty against animals you can report the crime to the poice by filing an FIR. If possible, record the crime on your phone.
What legal action should be taken against a person who kills another person’s dog or any other pet intentionally?
Section 11 of The Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals Act,1960 states that killing of an animal or pet is illegal and its is an offense amounting to cruelty on animals. Under Section 428 and Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code it is defined as a cognizable offense.
What does section 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code deal with?
Section 428 of the IPC deals with the penalty for killing, poisoning, maiming or rendering useless any animal or animals of the value of ten rupees or upwards. The penalty for such acts or offenses are simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term, which may extend to two years, or with a fine, or with both.
Section 429 of the IPC deals with the punishment for the same nature of crime but for the animals of the value of fifty rupees or upwards. It must be immediately lodged as an F.I.R with the area police station. The punishment in this case will be imprisonment of either description for a term, which may extend to five years or with a fine, or with both.
What can be done if a dog barks or creates nuisance?
According to the Animal Welfare Board of India barking is a natural form of expression for dogs and cannot be used as a reason to ban pets in India. However, pet owners must take necessary steps to make sure that barking does not cause a nuisance to neighbors, especially during night time.
What is the liability of the dog owner in case his dog bites someone?
The dog owner is strictly liable if his dog bites someone. The owner is liable under section 289 of the IPC with imprisonment upto 6 months or a fine upto Rs. 1000 or both. However, there are some exceptions to this. In certain cases, the injured person cannot ask for compensation if he is trespassing at the time of the incident or he teased or provoked the animal or the incident took place because of his own carelessness.