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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960

NO. 59 OF 1960 [26th December, 1960] An Act to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on animals and for that purpose to amend the law relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Eleventh year of the Republic of India as follows:-



Section Title
Section- 1 Section-1 Short title extent and commencement Chapter 1
Section- 2 Section-2 Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 3 Section-3 Duties of persons having charge of animals Chapter 1
Section- 4 Section-4 Establishment of Animal Welfare Board Chapter 1
Section- 5 Section-5 Constitution of the Board Chapter 1
Section- 6 Section-6 Term of office and conditions of services of members of the Board Chapter 1
Section- 7 Section-7 Secretary and other employees of the Board Chapter 1
Section- 8 Section-8 Funds of the Board Chapter 1
Section- 9 Section-9 Function of the Board Chapter 1
Section- 10 Section-10 Power of Board to make regulations Chapter 1
Section- 11 Section-11 Treating animals cruelly Chapter 1
Section- 12 Section-12 Penalty for practicing phooka or doom dev Chapter 1
Section- 13 Section-13 Destruction of suffering animals Chapter 1
Section- 14 Section-14 Experiments on animals Chapter 1
Section- 15 Section-15 Committee for control and supervision of experiments on animals Chapter 1
Section- 16 Section-16 Staff of the Committee Chapter 1
Section- 17 Section-17 Duties of the Committee and power of the Committee to make rules relating to experiments on animals Chapter 1
Section- 18 Section-18 Power of entry and Inspection Chapter 1
Section- 19 Section-19 Power to prohibit experiments on animals Chapter 1
Section- 20 Section-20 Penalties Chapter 1
Section- 21 Section-21 Exhibit and train defined Chapter 1
Section- 22 Section-22 Restriction on exhibition of performing animals Chapter 1
Section- 23 Section-23 Procedure for registration Chapter 1
Section- 24 Section-24 Power of court to prohibit restrict exhibition and training of performing animals Chapter 1
Section- 25 Section-25 Power to enter premises Chapter 1
Section- 26 Section-26 Offences Chapter 1
Section- 27 Section-27 Exemptions Chapter 1
Section- 28 Section-28 Saving as respects manner of killing prescribed by religion Chapter 1
Section- 29 Section-29 Power of court to deprive person convicted of ownership of animal Chapter 1
Section- 30 Section-30 Presumption as to guilt in certain cases Chapter 1
Section- 31 Section-31 Cognizability of offences Chapter 1
Section- 32 Section-32 Powers of search and seizure Chapter 1
Section- 33 Section-33 Search warrants Chapter 1
Section- 34 Section-34 General power of seizure for examination Chapter 1
Section- 35 Section-35 Treatment and care of animals Chapter 1
Section- 36 Section-36 Limitation of prosecutions Chapter 1
Section- 37 Section-37 Delegation of powers Chapter 1
Section- 38 Section-38 Power to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 39 Section-39 Persons authorized under section 34 to be public servants Chapter 1
Section- 40 Section-40 Indemnity Chapter 1
Section- 41 Section-41 Repeal of Act II of 1890 Chapter 1

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