DO GOOD CONFIDENTLY
Where street dogs are born is where they rightfully belong.
No individual/organisation/authority has the right to relocate street dogs.
As a human, you have all the rights to feed, love, play, assist or adopt stray dogs.
As a human, you CANNOT stop any fellow human from feeding, loving, playing, assisting or adopting a stray dog.
All stray dogs are protected against any kind or form of cruelty.
You CANNOT physically or mentally harm/abuse any stray dog.
If you are aware or have witnessed any form of abuse against stray dogs, it is your Duty and Right to officially report the incidence.
After taking a stray dog for vaccination, sterilisation or any other procedure, respective individuals/authorities are compelled to bring the dog back to its original location.
Above mentioned points and opinions are as per legitimate Indian laws and conscientiousness
- IPC Sections 428 and 429 hold that killing or maiming stray dogs and other animals is an offence punishable by law.
- Abandoning any animal for any purpose can land you in prison for up to 3 months under PCA Act 1960, sections 11(1)(i) and (j).
- Under section 11(1)(h) of the PCA Act 1960, neglect of an animal by denying them sufficient food, water, shelter, exercise, freedom of movement for long hours is punishable by a fine or imprisonment of 3 months or both.
- Article 51A (g) holds that it is the fundamental duty of every citizen of India to have compassion for all living creatures
- Article 19 of the Constitution of India deals with the right to freedom and in this freedom comes the right to profession, occupation, trade and business. Therefore, it means that every citizen has the right to occupation and if someone has taken the caring of animals as his occupation, it is legal and he has every right to carry on with his occupation.
- Article 21 of the Constitution of India states the right to personal life and liberty. This is a very vast right. If someone wants to feed and provide shelter to dogs, he is at liberty to do so. He has the same right to liberty that the law provides to every citizen of India.
- Section 503 of the Indian Penal Code 1860, provides that intimidation is a criminal offence which is cognizable. Anyone who threatens or intimidates any person taking care of dogs is liable for criminal intimidation under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and can be arrested without a warrant.