Editorials       Cover Story   Letters
 Subscribe Now  Contact Us
Book Reviews
Case Study
Constitution of India
Cover Story
Crime File
Cyber Space
Good Living
Harvard Law School
Health & Fitness
Permanent Imprint Leading
Know Your Judge
The Law and The Celebrity
Legal Articles
Legal Events
Law for Other Species
Law School Confidential
Legal Scanner
Legal Trotternama
Media Scan
Reasoning The Reasons
Street Lawyer
Study Abroad
Supreme Court Cases
Thinkers & Theory
Top Law Schools
Universal Law of Success
--------------- Print Magazine --------------
  May 2016
  April 2016


Q. What should be looked for when animals are being transported?

A. The general conditions laid down in section 98 of The Transport of Animals Rules, 1978 should be strictly adhered to. If the general conditions with regard to the transportation of animals are not met, the animals should be immediately unloaded and sent to the nearest animal shelter. Some further conditions that must be observed are:

. The transport vehicle must be large enough to carry animals comfortably and the animals must not be tightly packed and jammed inside. The animals should be protected from the weather.

  • Animals are not allowed to be transported by tempo.
  • Within the vehicle, partitions must be provided at every two or three metres across the width to prevent the crowding and trapping of animals.
  • Sufficient food and water shall be carried to last during the journey and watering facility should be provided at regular intervals.
  • First aid equipment should be available in the vehicle.
  • Suitable ramps should be provided for loading and unloading the animals.
  • Material for padding such as straw, shall be placed on the floor to avoid injury and this shall be not less than 5 cm thick.

Apart from this, there are specific rules for transporting different categories of animals provided under The Transport of Animals Rules, 1978 which specifies the maximum number of animals that can be carried by different types of vehicles. Overloading of animals amounts to treating of animals cruelly under section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. The offender ( in the case of a first offence) will have to pay a fine which shall extend to fifty rupees (this can be read as per animal) and if it is a case of a second or subsequent offence committed within three years of the previous offence, he will be fined with not less than twenty-five rupees but which may extend to one hundred rupees or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with both. Also, in the case of a second offence, the offender's vehicle will be confiscated, and he will never be allowed to keep an animal again.

(Print Version)
Rs. 600/- per year
(Registered Post & Courier)

New Releases by UNIVERSAL's

     To avail discounts and for more details write to us at marketing.in@lexisnexis.com

Home     :      About Us     :      Subscribe     :      Advertise With Us    :       Privacy     :      Copyright     :      Feedback     :      Contact Us

Copyright © Universal Book Traders. All material on this site is subject to copyright. All rights reserved.
No part of this material may be reproduced, transmitted, framed or stored in a retrieval system for public or private
use without the written permission of the publisher. This site is developed and maintained by Universal Legal Infosolutions.
Powered by: Universal Book Traders