The Ministry of Environment and Forests invites comments on the Draft Animal Welfare Act, 2011. This legislation, which will replace the existing Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, will provide for enhanced penalties and clearer definitions of animal abuse. Kudos to founder Chairman of PFA Haryana Shri Naresh Kadyan, representative of the International Organisation for Animal Protection - OIPA in India for his continuous tireless efforts towards this right directions.My comments are :* Whole Legislation should be cognizable and non-bailable in legal terms, where as still offenses under this Acts are bailable. * No exemption and relaxation for any religion to abuse, kill and sacrifice the animals.* Punishments be strong and effective.* All living creatures other than human beings be protected under this legislation.* Foreign and Exotic species needs attention.* Army, Police and para military forces, Zoo animals also needs attention, care and rehabilitation. These animals also covered under this law, no exemptions be given.* Experimentation on animals be banned.* Entertainment, performance, joy rides etc. from animals also needs attention.* Cruel animal transportation be looked into.* Live stock definition be looked into.* Slaughter houses be shut down.* Vegetarianism be promoted.* AWBI be empowered to issue directions not advisory to the field functionaries and it should be mandatory for all concerned to abide these directions in the interest of animal welfare.* Elephants and Camels should be kept in their natural habitat and their shifting in trucks be banned and these animals be included in the rules travel by foot, in past these animals were ignored, where as Naresh Kadyan brought this points in the notice of then Union Minister concerned.* Community pets - stray dogs also needs attention, their population shall be controlled by adopting spay and neuter.* SPCA's / Infirmaries / Shelters / Ambulances also needs attention and it should be mandatory. * Police powers be given to all recognized bodies and Special courts be set up for speedy trials.* Dog breeders, pet shops and fish aquarium also needs attention. * AWBI be given more funds, staff and special court powers should be given to the AWBI / their recognized bodies.* Fake, ineffective bodies be shut down and it should be mandatory for AWBI nominee to take active part in the recognized AWO's affairs.* Copted members also needs attention, as there are no certain guidelines to copt, no pick and choose, every recognized AWO's be given chance for active participation.* Films screening committee members be chosen clockwise amongst the recognized AWO's.* Master Trainer, Trainers, Hon. AWO's be treated on duty and their performance be checked quarterly along with AWBI non officials members : tainted and nonactive be dropped.* Award and punishment policy be introduced.* People should not be allowed in AWBI for two consecutive terms as AWBI member / Chairman or Vice Chairman.* Dogs have basic rights to bark and it should be protected, animal rights needs to be defined and recognized. * Animal bet be banned as some people tie animal to attract Wild animals.* Promote methods to minimize stress, pain and injuries to animals.* Funds received by NGO's from Foreign countries to serve animals in India under FCRA be controlled by the AWBI, NGO's performances should be assessed by AWBI regularly as well.* AWBI Head quarter be shifted from Chennai to National Institute of Animal Welfare - NIAW premises in National Capital Region - NCR for better coordination between AWBI, AWD and others.* Degree course on Animal Welfare be introduced and NIAW be set up as Deemed University, field practical training should be preferred along with theoretical.* Proof of burden be continue on accused not on prosecution.* Animal Welfare Board of India - AWBI be replaced by a " National Commission on Animal Welfare "
All these following legislation's and rules be amended :
Animal WelfareThe Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act was enacted in 1960 to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on animals and to amend the laws relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals. After the enactment of this Act, the Animal Board of India was formed for the promotion of animal welfare.ActNo.59 of 1960 - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.RulesS.O. 1995 (E) [27/07/2010] - Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Amendment Rules 2010.S.O.714(E), [26/03/2010] - Animal Birth Control(Dogs) Rules, 2009.S.O.1818(E), [23/10/2006] - Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision )Amendment Rules, 2006.S.O.1817(E), [19/10/2006] - Reconstitution of Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals(CPCSEA).S.O.42(E), [14/01/2006] - Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision )Amendment Rules, 2005.S.O.1256(E), [24/12/2001] - The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001.S.O.267(E), [26/3/2001] - The Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001.S.O.35(E), [8/1/2002] - The Performing Animals (Registration) Amendment Rules, 2001.S.O.271(E), [26/3/2001] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Establishment and Regulation of Societies for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Rules, 2001.S.O.270(E), [26/3/2001] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Slaughter House) Rules, 2001.S.O.268(E), [26/3/2001] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Transport of Animals on Foot) Rules, 2001.S.O.134(E), [15/2/2001] - The Breeding of and Experiments on animals (Control and Supervision) Amendment Rules, 2001.S.O.1074, [15/12/1998] - The Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision) Rules, 1998.S.O.732(E), [26/8/1998] - The Experiments on Animals (controls and Supervision) (Amendment) Rules, 1998.S.O.No.1056, [13/3/1979] - The Prevention of Cruelty (Capture of Animals) Rules, 1972.No.14-20/76-LD.I, [30/11/1978] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Registration of Cattle Premises) Rules, 1978.No. 18-6/70-LDI, [23/3/1978] - The Transport of Animals Rules, 1978 .S.O.269(E), [26/3/2001] - The Transport of Animals (Amendment) Rules, 2001.No.14-21/76-LD.I, [15/2/1978] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Application of Fines) Rules, 1978.No.35-4/72-LD.I, [22/5/1973] - The Performing Animals Rules, 1973.No.9-18/62-LD, [23/3/1965] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Licensing of Farriers) Rules, 1965.No.9-18/68-LD, [23/3/1965] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Draught and Pack Animals Rules, 1965, amended 1968.NotificationsG.S.R.619(E), [14/10/1998] - The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Restricted to Exhibit on Trained as a Performing Animals).Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep it up, UN affiliated the International Organisation for Animal Protection - OIPA chapter in India along with People for Animals ( PFA ) Haryana appreciated Shri Jairam Ramesh efforts and he did a lot for animals to minimize their stress, pain and injury, Kudos to him, what a great work he did in a very short period and Maneka Gandhi did nothing, we demands Bharet Ratna for Shri Jairam Ramesh and Prani Mitra award from AWBI as OIPA in India announced same award for him. Same request sent to Her Excellency the President of India by Naresh Kadyan bearing registration Number : PRSEC/E/2011/02593 dated 18-2-2011.Draft Dog Breeding Rules (Awaiting Law Ministry approval) | Draft Pet Shop Rules (Awaiting Law Ministry approval) may kindly be expedited along with Draft Rules for Aquarium and Ban on Peacock feathers trade.
Where as Gandhian Ideologist, philosopher and social reformer Naresh Kadyan, founder Chairman of the People for Animals ( PFA ) Haryana, representing United Nations affiliated the International Organisation for Animal Protection - OIPA in India needs Padama awards recognition like Padama Shri, Padama Vibhushan, Padama Bhushan award in the animal rights and their welfare category read with Wildlife conservation, hence we are recommending his name to be placed before Padama Award screening committee.
Naresh Kadyan, C-38, Rose Apartment, sector-14, Prashant Vihar, Rohini, Delhi - 110085 was born on 10th October, 1961 in village Siwana, now in Jhajjar District of Haryana, he is a Master Trainer of the Animal Welfare Board of India, had been Nodal Inspecting Authority for Haryana and adjoining areas of Rajasthan of the Animal Welfare Division ( Govt. of India ), Nominee of the CPCSEA, Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication along with Post Graduate Diploma in J&MC, Diploma in Footwear Technology along with Advance course as well.
Animals are being abused during transportation and Naresh Kadyan moved campaign in all over India, maximum FIR's were lodged against offenders and animals were rescued, then Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment ( Govt. of India ) made a documentary on a live raids in midnight at Bahadurgarh. Naresh Kadyan compiled a book in Hindi on the animal related laws in India. The National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal injecting Oxytocin injections for lactation on the Buffaloes but Naresh Kadyan lodged FIR against animal abuse because it was a crime as per section 12 of the PCA Act, 1960 then he moved public interest litigation before High Court at Chandigarh. A special cattle train was caught by Naresh Kadyan on 10th December, 2000 for the violation of the animal related legislation's, banned oxytocin was recovered which were injected in 5 boogies 65 cows for lactation and these all accused were punished by the concerned court at Faridabad, similar special cattle train of 40 boogies was also stopped for the violation of animal related laws, FIR was lodged with the GRP, Gaziabad on 28th December, 2000 and the Allahabad High court upheld the objections raised by Naresh Kadyan, animals were rescued, handed over to the local animal shelters. Border Security Force - BSF also shifting camels in a cruel manner from Rajasthan to Delhi for Republic parade but this animal abuse was exposed by Naresh Kadyan, in Jammu and Kashmir horses were abused at Katra then Naresh Kadyan moved first complaint on 19th October, 2005 under Right to Information Act, 2005 raising this issue because due to special status state as per the Constitution of India, Indian animal related laws are not enforced over there. Sheep's and Goats are being abused under Indian Army supply cover but Naresh Kadyan exposed this crime against animals as well. The Govt. of India made out rules for slaughter hoses in 2001 and these rules were implemented by Naresh Kadyan lodging FIR against illegal slaughter houses in Ballabgarh ( Faridabad ). Conchs and corals are also banned in India, Naresh Kadyan found these articles in Kurukshetra, Mathura and in Haridwar, legal actions has been initiated.
He has contributed a lot and a man behind rehabilitation of the performing animals like lion, bear, panther, monkey and bear, due to his efforts all dancing bears are now out from the Indian roads and streets because he introduced a scheme for rehabilitation of kalandher along with their performing animals like monkey and bear, later this scheme was successfully implemented by the Wildlife SOS and Wildlife Trust of India, more than 600 dancing bears rescued and no one left to perform in captivity. He has rescued many dancing bears from the Kalanders, lodged FIR with the Police Station, Sonipat, Salhawas, Gurgaon, Faridabad ( Haryana ) and Shalimar Bagh in Delhi. He played a key role to rescue 29 performing lions and a bear from the Russian Komal circus from Palwal in Haryana, Asiad circus from Dehradun, Amar circus from Karnal, laxmi female sick elephant was also rescued from Dhand in Kaithal and same was shifted to Delhi Zoo, which was died later, Apollo circus at Meerut, Western circus at Gurgaon. He has contributed with the ZEE News to rescue African lion Narsinhma from a farm house of Muzaffar Nagar, this lion belongs to Asian circus and Naresh Kadyan lodged a complaint against this circus while stationed at Gurgaon, owner ran away along with two lions and cub from Gurgaon, both lions were died at farm house and cub Narsinhma became adult, same was rescued and rehabilitated in rescue center at Nahar Garh, Jaipur after lodging FIR against offenders with Dalanwala Police station.
Naresh Kadyan, a whistle blower of former captain of Indian cricket team Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi black buck hunting along with two hares in 2005, he took the carcass for postmortem cum identification of species to Delhi zoo and he is faces criminal proceedings for his strong activism. Animal Welfare Board of India - AWBI recognized his work declaring Star of the month, later he strongly opposed accused bail in the High Court at Chandigarh and raised the jurisdiction issue and get trial shifted from Jhajjar to Special Environment court at Faridabad. A black buck and Chinkara was illegally captured by the Air Force Station, Sirsa officials and make unrecognized mini zoo with in the Air Force station premises but Naresh Kadyan moved complaint, both animals were rescued and rehabilitated at Deer park, Hissar. The Chief Wild Life Warden of Haryana failed to take legal action then he filed a complaint before Special Environment Court at Kurukshetra, like wise a black buck was hunted in Udmi village of Panipat, FIR was lodged and when due to politically pressure Administration moved to cancel the case but Naresh Kadyan moved complaint in this case as well before the Special Environment Court at Kurukshetra. A black buck was also found in the captivity of a Chairman, Haryana Tourism Corporation's residence at Dharuheda but same was also rescued and rehabilitated in Rohtak zoo by Naresh Kadyan, due to this strong activism Naresh Kadyan was harassed by then Haryana Govt. A black buck was captured by the officials of Wildlife science faculty of Aligarh Muslim University, same was rescued by the UP Wildlife Department with out any legal action against offenders but Naresh Kadyan lodged FIR No. 491 dated 9th July, 2011 against five officials of the faculty as well. Elephant polo was held at Jaipur in 2006 but Naresh Kadyan raised the issue and then moved public interest litigation about elephant abuse, Rajasthan High Court - Jaipur Bench banned the operation of Iron Ankush on the PIL moved by him. Chimpanzee was abused in the feature film Janseen, Elephants in Jodha Akbar, horses in Drona and all these issues were raised by Naresh Kadyan.
Mongoose is a protected wild animal but people used its hair paint brushes. Naresh Kadyan moved a campaign in India for awareness and many legal actions were initiated like huge mongoose hairs along with paint brushes were recovered from Ambala Cantt, Gurgaon, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Narnaul, Rewari, Bahadurgarh in Haryana, Jahangirpuri in Delhi and in Hyderabad, where as this project was sponsored by the Wildlife Trust of India.
Leopards are being killed due to conflict between human beings with the wild animals, leopards were killed at Jind, Karnal, Mewat, Faridabad, one was badly beaten in Mewat another was illegally captured by a farm house owner in Gurgaon but all these issue were raised by Naresh Kadyan. Many online petitions successfully operated to get support of local and International communities, due to his strong campaigning peacock feathers trade was proposed to be banned, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 draft bills were prepared for replacement of PCA Act, 1960 with the Animal Welfare Act, 2011 and to amend the WP Act, 1972. Adoption of Zoo animals in Haryana scheme was introduced by the Chief Wild Life Warden and motivation campaign was initiated by Naresh Kadyan at his own.
Hence in our opinion Naresh Kadyan is a most suitable candidates for Padama awards, who has done his fundamental duties honestly for the protection of Environment, Nature and Wildlife, animals as well.