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Amita Singh, an animal rights activist and JNU professor, said, " Our whole struggle comes to a naught when these people simply get a bail and escape with a fine of just ` 50." Kamna Pandey, a former co- opted member of the Animal Welfare Board of India ( AWBI), based in Lucknow said, " We tried very hard to get the ' Animal Welfare Bill' passed in Parliament last year.
On January 8, the Centre had issued a notification lifting the ban on Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu with certain restrictions, which was challenged in the apex court by Animal Welfare Board of India, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, a Bangalore-based NGO and others.
The Apex Court rightly observed that the rights of bulls against cruelty were inviolable and has directed the state governments and the Animal Welfare Board of India to ensure the well-being of such animals.
The Supreme Court in 2014 banned Jallikattu after a plea filed by the Animal Welfare Board of India and Peta but the state government insisted Jallikattu was a crucial part of its culture and identity.
NG Jayasimha of the Animal Welfare Board of India ( AWBI), says, " Leave alone Andhra, when you look at Delhi, the situation is horrible.
The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and the CZA, which work under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, took a joint decision to cancel licenses of half a dozen circus companies after their dissatisfactory response to showcause notices issued to them earlier.
Before taking up the assignment as Regional Officer in CBFC, Rajasekaran was Secretary, Animal Welfare Board of India. His wife is working as a lecturer in a government college.
Various organisations, including the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) had vehemently opposed the tradition, stating that it was a cruel event.
The committee comprises the joint secretary and representatives of the Animal Welfare Board of India ( AWBI), Ministry of Forest and Environment ( MoEF), the Animal Husbandry Department and the states bordering Bangladesh such as Odisha and West Bengal.
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