Notify rules on pet-shops in 2 weeks: HC to Center
Delhi High Court has granted two weeks time to the Center to notify rules to regulate the running of pet shops and warned that failure to do so could invite strict action against officials concerned. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao passed the order after the central government sought two more weeks time to notify the rules. Here's more.
Animals subjected to intense cruelty in pet shops: Petitioner
The HC was hearing a PIL by animal rights activist Gauri Maulekhi, seeking framing of rules under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to regulate the functioning of pet shops. She alleged in her plea that animals were subjected to intense cruelty in several pet shops. HC had earlier also told the central government that it cannot wait "indefinitely" for finalizing pet shop rules.