The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act: An Insight

By Rishabh Mishra, National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi.

‘The Question Is Not, Can They Reason? Nor, Can They Talk? But, Can They Suffer?’

-Jeremy Bentham

The evolution of the intellectual faculties of humans has placed them in a position of   dominance over other species. The ability to reason as a human has very little to do with the fact that our sufferings lie on the same footing as to those of the animals surrounding us. This similarity casts a moral obligation upon us to alleviate the pain and suffering of animals as the same is a result of human actions. (more…)

Animals Win ‘Fundamental Right’ Not To Be Captive

By Surbhi Agrawal, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun.

All beings fear before danger, life is dear to all. When a man considers this, he does not kill or cause to kill.”

Part III of the Constitution of India, 1950 deals with Fundamental Rights which is referred to as the Magna Carta of India. The Magna Carta, the first written document relating to the Fundamental Rights of Citizens, is the evidence of its success. The aim of having an assertion of Fundamental Rights is that certain elementary rights such as, Right to Life, Liberty, Freedom of Speech, and Freedom of Faith and so on, should be regarded as inviolable under all conditions and that the shifting majority in legislature of the country should not have a free hand in interfering with these Rights.1 (more…)

Animal Abuse: The Indian Scenario

By Trishala Sanyal, AKK New Law Academy.

 “Unseen they suffer, unheard they cry

In Agony they linger, in loneliness they die

Does it mean anything to you or anyone who passes by?”[1]

These lines are completely apt for animals that are often exposed to the cruelty and brutality of human civilization. Few days back, Kai, a crossbreed dog was seen tied to a railing outside the Scotland Railway station with a personalised suitcase. The dog that was bought online was abandoned by its family. “This case highlights the potential consequences of selling an animal online as it often leads to the impulse buying of pets that people know very little about[2].” (more…)