In a viral video on social media, a young man is seen plucking peacock feathers.
A young man uprooted the feathers of the national bird peacock to make a video reel and post it on social media. His partner made a video and posted it on social media. After the video went viral, the forest department has registered a case against the unknown. The accused has not been traced.
The case is of Katni in Madhya Pradesh. In the viral video, a young man and a woman are seen sitting with a peacock. Another young man is also seen sitting nearby at a height. In the video, the young man is uprooting the peacock’s feathers. He is smiling and looking at the camera.
The young man is mercilessly plucking the feathers of the national bird peacock while making a reel. After this video went viral, the Forest Department has registered a case against him.
Accused seen in Reethi area
Forest Department officials told that this youth has appeared in Rithi area of the district. So started searching there. On the other hand, the owner of the bike seen in the video is Jaymanisha Bihilaya, a resident of Dindori as per the registration number of the Transport Department. The department is also trying to contact the vehicle owner. Efforts are being made to trace the accused youth and arrest him. Apart from the forest department, the police is also probing the matter.
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Video received from NGO of Gujarat
On Sunday, District Forest (DFO) Officer Gaurav Sharma told that two days back an NGO from Gujarat had sent us this video. This video was uploaded by the youth on Instagram. After getting the information, we started action. SP was also informed about this. Action will be taken against him under the Wildlife Protection Act.
What is Wildlife Protection Act
In order to prevent atrocities on animals and birds, the Government of India had passed the Indian Wildlife Protection Act in the year 1972. Its purpose was to stop illegal hunting of wild animals, meat and skin trade. It was amended in the year 2002, which was named the Indian Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Act 2002. Penalties and fines have been made more stringent in this.
The Constitution of India also has laws to protect animals.
Let us understand this law in detail…
- According to Section 11(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, a case can be registered against the guilty of abandoning a pet, starving it, harming it, killing it by hunger and thirst and a fine of Rs 50 . If this happens to the animal for the second time within three months, then there can be a jail term of 3 months with a fine of 25 to 100 rupees.
- Under sections 428 and 429 of the Indian Penal Code (Indian Penal Code), if someone poisons, kills, harms an animal, he can be punished for up to two years. There is also a provision for fine.
- According to the Animal Birth Control Rule (2001) of the Government of India, no dog can be driven away from one place and sent to another. If there is a fear of his bite, then you can contact the animal welfare organization.
- According to Section 38 of the Animal Birth Control Rule (2001) of the Government of India, a pet dog should be transferred if it has completed 4 months of age. Before that it is a crime to take it from one place to another.
- Keeping animals tied with an iron rod or heavy rope for a long time comes under the category of crime. If you do not take the animal out of the house, it is also considered imprisonment. In such an offense, imprisonment of 3 months and fine can also be imposed.
- Under Section 11(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, it is a crime if food and water is not being given to an animal or its child in a Gaushala, Kanji House, someone’s house. In such a case, a fine of up to Rs 100 can be imposed.
- It is illegal to kill animals in places like temples and on roads. It is the responsibility of the local municipal corporation to stop animal sacrifice. Doing so is an offense under the Livestock Act, 1960, the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
- Harassing, teasing, hurting, creating hindrance in the life of any animal is a crime. Doing so can result in a fine of Rs 25,000 and imprisonment of up to 3 years.
- Harming wild birds or reptiles, damaging their eggs, destroying nests is an offense under Section 16 (c) of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. A person found guilty of doing so can face a jail term of 3 to 7 years and a fine of Rs 25,000.
- According to Section 98 of the Transport of Animals Rules, 1978, the animal should be transported from one place to another in a healthy and good condition. An animal suffering from any disease or tired should not be allowed to travel. To do so is a crime.
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