Government dilutes rules on cattle sale in animal market

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Mains Paper 3: Agriculture | Economics of animal-rearing

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Animal Markets Rules, 2018, Transport of Animals Rules 1978, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Transport of Animals on Foot) Rules 2001

Mains level: Various issues associated with animal rearing and role of animals in the agricultural sector in India


News

Changes in cattle sale rules

  1. The Centre has modified ‘The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017‘ notified last year on the sale of livestock by removing the ‘slaughter’ word
  2. It has also watered down clauses on preventing cruelty and rules for markets in border areas
  3. The 2017 rules have been replaced with draft rules called Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Animal Markets Rules, 2018
  4. The 2018 rules govern welfare of animals in the markets

New Provisions

  1. The new rules provide for constitution of prevention of cruelty to animals committee which would certify new animal markets, maintain record of animal sales and ensure good living conditions in markets
  2. Any committee which has an international border in its jurisdictional area shall ensure that no animal market in its jurisdiction is the source of transport of animals across any international border except in accordance with the Transport of Animals Rules 1978 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Transport of Animals on Foot) Rules 2001
Animal Husbandry, Dairy & Fisheries Sector – Pashudhan Sanjivani, E- Pashudhan Haat, etc
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