Q. What are the acts that amount to offences with regard to Performing Animals?
A. Section 26 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 lists the acts that amount to offences with regard to Performing Animals. Section 26 says that if any person-
- Not being registered under this Act, exhibits or trains any performing animal; or
- Being registered under this Act, exhibits or trains any Performing Animal with respect to which, or in a manner with respect to which, he is not registered; or
- Exhibits or trains as a Performing Animal, any animal which is not to be used for the purpose of by reason of a notification issued under clause (ii) of section 22 of this Act; or
- Obstructs or wilfully delays any person or police officer referred to in section 25 in the exercise of powers under this Act as to entry and inspection; or
- Conceals any animals with a view to avoiding such inspection; or
- Being a person registered under this Act, on being duly required in pursuance of this Act to produce his certificate under this Act, fails without reasonable excuse so to do; or
- Applies to be registered under this Act, when not entitled to be so registered,
shall be punishable on conviction with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with imprisonment which may extend to three months, or with both.