The Delhi High Court has expressed that there are no laws that deny individuals from feeding stray animals.
It further said that feeding stray dogs is both lawful and supportive. However, the Court, in its statement in December 2009 and February 2010, has added that the stray pooches have to be fed with the goal to confine them to the areas they belong to, to encourage animal birth control and yearly vaccination.
It is a criminal offence to feed stray animals poisonous food.
In the event that discovered doing as such, the individual can be charged under Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 that reaches out to the entire of India with the exception of Jammu and Kashmir. Sections 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code and the Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 make it illegal to maim or cause injury to any animal with a monetary value greater than Rs 10. . It is additionally illegal for vehicles to deliberately harm dogs, cats, and cows on the street. If you are caught violating these laws, you can be accounted for to the local animal protection group and to the police. A case can be filed under the above mentioned sections as well.
Punishment is a fine of at least Rs 2,000 and/or a jail term of up to five years.
Under the Govt. of India, Animal Birth Control Rules 2001, no sterilised dogs can be relocated from their area. According to five different High Court orders, sterilised dogs need to stay in their original areas. On the off chance that the pooch is not steralised, the society can simply ask an animal welfare organisation to sterilise and vaccinate the dog.
The Animal Welfare Board of India issues IDs for people who feed stray animals.
These IDs help in protecting women and senior citizens, especially, who care for animals from animal-haters. The Board also organises Animal Welfare Fortnights, held every year, which have hardly caught anyone’s notice.
Individuals choose to ignore these rules because implementation largely depends on NGOs.
Stray dogs are protected under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, and rules enacted under Section 38 of the act, particularly, the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001; Indian Penal Code, sections 428 & 429 and Article 51A (g) of the Constitution. In spite of such extensive laws, without scot since bringing them to justice is a difficult task.
Filing an FIR against people who are cruel to animals or towards people who care for animals is important.
Filing an FIR in your local police station not only forces the officials to take action, but also helps in maintaining a record of repeat offenders for NGOs and other animal welfare groups.