The IUP Journal of Law Review
A Socio-Legal Perspective of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 with Special Reference to Jallikattu, Bullock Cart Races and Cockfights

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Pub. Date : Oct, 2018
Product Name : The IUP Law Review
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IUPLR11810
Author Name : R D Vijayasekhar and Rayappa Sarah Mahimanjali
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Subject/Domain : Law
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No. of Pages : 06

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Article 48A of the Constitution of India, 1949 provides that the State shall endeavor to protect and improve the environment and safeguard the forests and wild life of the country. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 offers protection against the cruelty and ill-treatment to the animals. The ancient culture and tradition did not recommend or support the conduct of Jallikattu or bullock cart races in a cruel and crude manner. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 checks the excesses of the culture and tradition if they oppose the public policy. Brambell recognizes five fundamental freedoms of animals. The Supreme Court of India has categorically observed that the Jallikattu and bullock cart races blatantly violate the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. At this juncture, one should not forget that the tradition or culture cannot override or violate the law. This paper highlights the socio-legal perspective of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 with special reference to Jallikattu, bullock cart races and cockfights.


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Animals are a part and parcel of biodiversity. The human development is directly or indirectly linked with biodiversity and environment. They are interdependent and coexistent. It is one of the constitutional mandates that the human beings cannot have unlawful interference in the lives of animals and birds. One cannot take an undue advantage of the innocent animals in the name of fun or game. Cruelty towards the animals and birds are unwelcome. The cruel games cannot be justified in the name of culture, tradition and religion. They are subject to the laws and statutes in force and to the public policy. This paper examines the socio-legal implications of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 with special reference to the conduct of Jallikattu, bullock cart races and cockfights in India.

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