Should Central Dog Rules prevail over state laws, asks SC

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The Supreme Court today said it would examine the legal question as to whether the 2001 Dog Rules, framed by the Centre, would prevail over the state laws meant to curb the menace of stray canines. The apex court also expressed unhappiness over increasing cases of dog bites in Kerala and asked the state government… Read more »

Cruelty on egg-laying hens: SC asks Centre to discuss

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The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to have a discussion next month with all stakeholders to resolve the issue of implementing the rules recommended by Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) to prevent cruelty to egg-laying hens kept in wire cages in poultry farms. “Why is there a delay in dealing with recommended rules… Read more »

Animal board wants glass-coated kite strings banned

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The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has urged all the states and union territories to ban glass-coated, plastic, metal and other cutting forms of ‘manja’ – the thread used in kite-flying contests ahead of Independence Day. “In order to uphold our nation’s animal protection laws, the sale and use of glass-coated, metal, plastic or… Read more »