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Regulation of Livestock Market Rules English   Hindi
Aquarium and Fish Tank Animals Shop Rules English   Hindi
Dog Breeding & Marketing Rules English   Hindi
Care & Maintenance of Case Property Animal Rules English Hindi


The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2013 as introduced in the Rajya Sabha in August 2013


Directions under Section 5




Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses)
Regulations, 2011

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Chapter VI Sections 74 to 78 pertain to animals


Ban on all animals in circuses 28.11.2018
Labelling of non-veg products 04.04.2001
FSSAI Ban on use of Leather for making Silver Foil/Chandi-ka-warq 15.07.2016
Testing Cosmetics on Animals Prohibited 21.05.2014
Ban on Import of Cosmetics Tested on Animals 13.10.2014
Animals not allowed in circuses, etc. 11.07.2011
Clarification on “Bulls” under ban on performing animals Notification 11.07.2011
Maharashtra State Government final ban on Bulls/Bullock cart races (Marathi/English) 20.04.2012
Punjab Deputy Commissioner's Order upholding GOI Notification on Bulls 10.02.2012
Notification reversing use of Bulls in performances (Stayed on 12.01.2016 by Supreme Court) 07.01.2016
Performing Animals Registration Rules, 26.03.2001
Ban on Dolphanariums 17.05.2013
Central Motor Vehicles (11th Amendment) Rules, 2015, pertaining to Livestock 08.07.2015

Kerala High Court: Government vs. Indian Circus Federation 06.06.2000
Karnataka High Court: Government vs. Indian Circus Federation 14.06.2000
Supreme Court: Government vs. Indian Circus Federation 01.05.2001

Mumbai High Court: Ban on Camels in Mumbai 16.10.1995 and 20.8.1996
Ernakulam High Court: Ban on Camels 05.12.2005
Bengaluru High Court: Ban on Camels in Karnataka 06.01.2009
Madras High Court: Ban on Camels Slaughter 18.08.2016
Hyderabad High Court (Telangana): Ban on Camels Slaughter 17.07.2020

Interim Order Solapur Slaughter House 06.06.2007
Court Order for Closure of Slaughter Houses during Paryushan 14.03.2008

Supreme Court: Ban upholding Notification against Bulls as Performing Animals, etc. 07.05.2014

Mumbai High Court: Ban on Victorias 08.06.2015

Hyderabad High Court (Andhra Pradesh): Bans Animal and Bird Sacrifices 09.06.2005
Tripura High Court Bans Animal and Bird Sacrifices 27.09.2019

CZA Questionnaire for Evaluation of Circuses

Ownership of Circus Animals
Rehabilitation of Circus Animals
AWBI Revised Circular for Pet & Street Dogs

University Grants Commission Ban on Dissection

Glue Traps
Humane Castration in Cattle
Tail Docking and Ear Cropping of Dogs
Animal Welfare Boards 2020 Circular Regarding Camel Slaughter

Animals not allowed during Political Campaigns
Milk and Milk Products Order (1992)

Eleventh Five Year Plan - Report of the Working Group of the Food Processing Sector
Testing of Cosmetics
Pharmacy Council of India’s CPCSEA Guidelines
Programme and Advertising Codes (Rule 6)
BCCC Advisory on Depiction of Animals/Wildlife in Television Programmes

Import of Pets

CBSC Advisory against use of Leather



Take a look at the BWC poster depicting the various acts of cruelty inflicted on animals. While browsing through its content, you are sure to discover many facts you did not know. If you love animals this poster is indispensable to you, for not only will it educate you on how animal cruelty is banned by Indian Laws, but it will also empower you to take appropriate legal actions.

Welfare Laws


The module presents information covering various Acts with reference to specific cruelties to animals.