Q. Does the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 provide any procedure for registration with regard to the exhibition and training of Performing Animals?
A. Yes, Section 23 of the above mentioned Act provides a procedure for registration. There are five conditions that need to be fulfilled with regard to the registration of performing animals:
- Every person desirous of exhibiting or training any performing animal has to make an application in the prescribed form to the prescribed authority and on payment of the prescribed fee.
- An application for registration shall contain such particulars as to the animals and as to the general nature of the performances in which the animals are to be exhibited or for which they are to be trained and the particulars so given shall be entertained, in the register maintained by the prescribed authority.
- The prescribed authority shall give to every person whose name appears in the register kept by them, a certificate of registration in the prescribed form containing the particulars entered in the register.
- Every register is open for inspection by any person on payment of the prescribed fee.
- The person whose name is entered in the register is entitled, on making an application for the purpose, to have the particulars entered in the register with respect to him varied, the existing shall be cancelled and a new certificate will be issued.