WELCOME DISTRICT ANIMALWELFARE COMMITTEE - KHAMMAM
AGENDA:•Election of District SPCA Committee•Discussion on cruelty against animals•Cow slaughter in the Districtobservations•Illegal transport of live stock and•Any other relevant subject with thepermission of the chairman.
WHAT IS SPCA?Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Establishment andRegulation of Societies for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)Rules, 2000 were published as required by sub-section (1) ofsection 38 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960(59 of 1960), under the notification of the Government of Indiain the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment number S.01166 (E) dated the 2611 December, 2000 in the Gazette ofIndia, Extraordinary, Part 11, Section 3, Sub Section (ii) datedthe 27th December, 2000These rules may be called the Prevention of Cruelty toAnimals (Establishment and Regulation of Societies forPrevention of Cruelty to Animals) Rules, 2001
Society for Prevention of Cruelty to animals in a district -Every State Government shall by notification in the OfficialGazette, establish, as soon as may be and in any event withinsix months from the date of commencement of these rules, asociety for every district in the State to be the SPCA in thatdistrict.at least two members shall be representatives of the AnimalWelfare Organisations which are actively involved in the workof prevention of cruelty to animals and welfare of animalspreferably from within the district at least two members shall be the persons elected by thegeneral body of members of the Society.
The duties and powers of the Society shall be to aid the Government, theBoard and local authority in enforcing the provisions of the Act and to makesuch bye-laws and guidelines as it may deem necessary for the efficientdischarge of its duties.The Society, or any person authorized by it in this behalf, if it or he hasreasonable grounds for believing that any person has committed an offenceunder the Act, it or such authorized person may require such person toproduce forthwith any animal in his possession, control, custody orownership, or any license, permit or any other document granted to suchperson or required to be kept by him under the provisions of the Act andmay stop any vehicle or enter into any premises in order to conduct asearch or inquiry and may seize an animal in respect of which it or suchauthorized person has reason to believe that an offence under the Act isbeing committed, and deal with it in accordance with law. Board: Animal Welfare Board of India
Setting up of infirmaries and animal shelters - (1)Every State Government shall provide adequate landand other facilities to the Society for the purpose ofconstructing infirmaries and animal shelters.(2) Every infirmary and animal shelter shall have –(i) a full time veterinary doctor and other staff for the effective running and maintenance of such infirmary or animal shelter; and
(ii) an administrator who shall be appointed by theSociety.(3) Every Society shall, through its administrator orotherwise, supervise the overall functioning of theinfirmaries and animal shelters under its control andjurisdiction.(4) All cattle pounds and pinjrapoles owned and run bya local authority shall be managed by such authorityjointly with the Society or Animal WelfareOrganisations.
Serious concerns in animal cruelty in Khammam District Illegal transport of animals for slaughter
Illegal transport of animals contd….In Khammam District, Illegaltransport of cattle is beingcarried out from varioussandies such asPandithapuram, Kothagudem,dammapeta, Paloncha etc.,Besides Many trucks and minitrucks packed with 30-40cattle passes throughKhammam Bye pass roadevery day.
Indian Laws preventing illegal transport:1. Transport of Animals Rules, 1978. →A valid certificate by a qualified veterinary surgeon to the effect that the cattle are in a fit condition to travel by rail or road and are not suffering from any infectious or contagious or parasitic diseases → Veterinary first-aid equipment shall accompany all batches of cattle → Each consignment shall bear a label showing in bold red letters the name, address and telephone number (if any) of the consignor and consignee, the number and types of cattle being transported and quantity of rations and food provided.
→ Cattle shall be loaded afterthey are properly fed and givenwater.→ Cattle in advanced stage ofpregnancy shall not be mixedwith young cattle in order toavoid stampede duringtransportation.→ Watering arrangements onroute shall be made andsufficient quantities of watershall be carried for emergency.
→ Sufficient feed and fodder withadequate reserve shall be carriedto last during the journey.→ The average space providedper cattle in Railway wagon orvehicle shall not be less than twosquare metres.
Illegal Slaughter of Cows and she buffalos: ACT: THE A.P. PROHIBITION OF COW SLAUGHTER AND ANIMAL PRESERVATION ACT NO.II OF 1977
Notwithstanding anything in any other law forthe time being in force or any custom orusage to the contrary, no person shallslaughter or cause to be slaughtered or offeror cause to be offered for slaughter anyanimal other than a calf, whether male orfemale, of a she-buffaloe, unless he hasobtained in respect of such animal acertificate in writing from the competentauthority appointed for the area that theanimal is fit for slaughter.
Poisoning and killing of Stray dogs Mass killing of stray dogs is being practicing in some Municipalities and grampanchayats. According to Prevention of cruelty to animals act, 1960 and Dog rules 2001, Killing a stray dog is an offence
Poaching of wild animals Increased human and cattle population in our country has led to pressure on forest resources which has ultimately caused fragmentation and degradation of wildlife habitats. This, along with the increase in wildlife population in Protected Areas have resulted in wildlife spilling over to other areas
Animal Sacrifices in temples According to Andhra Pradesh Animals and Birds Sacrifices (Prohibition) act 1950. Animal sacrifice in religious and public places is illegal. In Khammam District animal sacrifices are being practicing in following temples:- 1. Pedamma talli temple, Paloncha 2. Kota maisamma jatra, singareni 3. Gubbala mangamma, aswaraopeta
Illegal slaughtering and selling up of meat stalls According to Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001 No person shall slaughter any animal within a municipal area except in a slaughter house recognised or licensed by the concerned authority empowered under the law for the time being in force to do so.
No animal which -(i) is pregnant, or(ii) has an offspring less than three months old, or(iii)is under the age of three months or(iv) has not been certified by a veterinary doctor that it is in a fitcondition to be slaughtered.(3) The municipal or other local authority specified by theCentral Government for this purpose shall, having regard to thecapacity of the slaughter house and the requirement of thelocal population of the area in which a slaughter house issituated, determine the maximum number of animals that maybe slaughtered in a day.
No animal shall be slaughtered in a slaughter house in sight ofother animals(2) No animal shall be administered any chemical, drug orhormone before slaughter except drug for its treatment for anyspecific disease or ailment.(3) The slaughter halls in a slaughter house shall provideseparate sections of adequate dimensions sufficient forslaughter of individual animals to ensure that the animal to beslaughtered is not within the sight of other animals.(4) Every slaughter house as soon as possible shall provide aseparate space for stunning of animals prior toslaughter, bleeding and dressing of the carcasses