Q. What rules does the Central Government have with regard to the registration of Performing Animals?
A. The Central Government has amended the rules with regard to the registration of Performing Animals. These are provided in The Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001.
Section 2(g) specifies that 'Prescribed Authority' means the Central Government, or such other authority including the Board or the State Government as may be authorized by the Central Government.
Section 2(h) specifies that 'Performing Animal' means an animal, which is used at or for the purpose of any entertainment including a film, or an equine event to which the public is admitted. This includes horse races, polo matches and any other public event involving horses.
Section 4 talks about the fee and registration where a fee of rupees 500 (five hundred) shall accompany every application for registration.