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Ban animals in circuses

Saturday, 08 December 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The Environment Ministry’s decision to prohibit animals in performances is laudable. It must not get bogged down by critics who do not want the draft rules to become law

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEF&CC) has done well to issue a draft notification on November 28, 2018, banning the use of all animals in circuses across the country. The draft notification reads, “In the Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001, under rule 13, the following shall be added — 13A — prohibition on exhibiting and training of animals for specified performances. No animal shall be used for any performances or exhibition at any circus or mobile entertainment facility.” Not only that, it has defined circus as “a large public entertainment, typically presented in one or more very large tents or in an outdoor or indoor arena, featuring exhibitions of pageantry, feats of skill and daring, performing animals, among others.”

IIT , possibly one of the best technical universities in the world whose students fill up silicon valley and NASA but do their faculty have an understanding of compassion and love? Of course not. They beat up dogs and throw them out. What if it's against the law, in India who follows the law anyways. Watch the video in the link below.