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LEGAL CELL

Legal Cell

The dedicated legal cell at ART works tirelessly behind the scenes to prevent cruelty and provide legal consultation and lawyers to people at a minimal fee. With the help of Vineeta Tandon, former Animal Welfare Officer, many successful cases have been filed against pet shop owners and dog breeders. Pet shops have been shut down and all animals subject to cruel living conditions like cages have been seized. 

Lockdown posed a threat to many dog owners. They weren’t permitted to take their dogs on walks, and there were no taxis available to take them to vets. After filing a Public Interest Litigation in Mumbai High Court, an order by Mumbai HC brought relief to the situation, permitting pet owners to walk their pets. Stray dog feeders were also spared the harassment that they were initially subjected to. 

The legal cell also hands out awareness modules and legal notices to housing societies, making them aware of animal rights and laws, helping curb any cruelty against, violence towards, or relocation of animals.

15.1.24
EXPLANATION OF BNS 291 AND IPC 289

There are a lot of misinformation floating around wrt the Community dogs feeders being held responsible for any mishap or bite by the dog they care for or feed.
The Video explains it with Case laws and AWBI letter etc