Special Consideration in transport to Overloading


Overloading of animals amounts to treating of animals cruelly under Section 11 of The Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals Act,1960. And if the above general conditions with regard to the transportation of animals are not met, the animals should be immediately unloaded and sent to the nearest animal shelter. And since the offence so committed falls under the Section 11 of The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals Act, 1960, the offender (in the case of a first offence) will have to pay fine which shall extend to fifty rupees and if it is the case of second offence or subsequent offence committed within three years of the previous offence, he will be fined with not less than twenty-five rupees but which may extend to one hundred rupees or with the imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with both. Also, in the case of second offence, the offender’s vehicle is confiscated, and he will never be allowed to keep an animal again

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