Thursday, 29 December 2011

Zoo authority serves notice to circus

CHANDIGARH: The Central Zoo Authority Of India issued a show-cause notice on Wednesday to Jumbo Circus going on at Manimajra, Chandigarh, for not complying with the provisions laid under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001, prescribed by the Animal Welfare Board of India.

A complaint was lodged at
Manimajra police station by a representative of International Organization for Animal Protection (OIPA) in India, Naresh Kadyan.

"Jumbo Circus is violating the legislations as animals are being compelled to perform illegally and treated with cruelty, particularly the elephants," said Naresh Kadyan in his complaint to station house officer of Manimajra Rajesh Shukla. "We will look into the matter and take necessary action," the SHO said.

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