Q. What are the general conditions for the use of draught and pack animals?
A. Section 6 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Draught and Pack Animals Rules, 1965, lays down these general conditions for the use of draught and pack animals. No person is allowed to use any animal for drawing any vehicle or carrying any load-
(i) For an average of more than nine hours in a day;
(ii) For more than five hours continuously without a break or rest for the animal;
(iii) In any area where the temperature exceeds 37°C (99° F) during the period between 12 noon and 3 p.m. This means it is illegal to use draught and pack animals in North India , Chennai and all other places where temperatures remain routinely above 40°C in summer.