Duties of AWO (Animal Welfare Officers)
The AWO is not an enforcement person. The holding of AWO Card does not entitle to take direct law enforcement action such as raids, checking of premises, stopping of vehicle on roads etc. You are an assisting Hony. Animal Welfare Officer, an assisting person & entitled to lodge a police compliant in the event of any cruelty being seen or reported to you. The AWO in case wish to inspect any illicit slaughter house/premises etc. he will be authorized specifically by AWBI on request from him. In the event of any cruelty being seen or reported you are requested to take the assistance of Police/Authorities concerned in additional to informing to the Board over telephone 044–24454958/24454935/e-mail:email@example.com/fax 044-24454330.
The Honorary Animal Welfare Officer is expected to prevent illicit slaughter and if any report of illicit slaughter is made, the case must be immediately reported to the concerned authorities and care should be taken to make sure that the illegal slaughtering is immediately stopped
Cruelties to animals during transportation are often severe and the AWO should immediately report incidents of cruelty to the authorities and ensure that strict legal action is enforced on the offenders.
Last modified: Monday, 4 June 2012, 8:05 AM