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Overpopulation of Animals in India: Analyzing Legislative Shortcomings

Author(s) Vaishishtya Shetty
Country India
Abstract The overpopulation of animals in India is a critical issue with far-reaching
consequences, impacting animal welfare, public health, and community
safety. This legal research paper examines the root causes of this problem and
the inadequacies in India's current legislative framework governing animal
welfare. It explores how vague language, lax enforcement, and gaps in
coverage have contributed to the unchecked growth of stray animal
populations, resulting in suffering, public health risks, and safety concerns.
Comparative analysis with regions known for effective animal welfare
legislation reveals best practices and strategies that can be adapted to the
Indian context.
The paper proposes a series of legal reforms tailored to the Indian context,
including mandatory spaying and neutering, comprehensive registration and
microchipping, stricter licensing and breeding regulations, public education
and awareness campaigns, strengthened animal cruelty penalties, and the
introduction of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs for feral animals.
Addressing challenges, objections, and ethical considerations, these
recommendations aim to strike a balance between personal freedoms and the
need for responsible pet ownership.
Through case studies and a contextualized approach, this research
underscores the importance of addressing legislative shortcomings in India to
safeguard animal welfare, protect public health, and ensure community
safety. The proposed reforms seek to harmonize India's rich cultural diversity
with modern animal welfare standards, ultimately creating a more
compassionate and secure environment for both animals and humans in the
Indian context.
Keywords Animals, cruelty, legislative reforms, overpopulation, public health
Field Sociology > Administration / Law / Management
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-03-10
Cite This Overpopulation of Animals in India: Analyzing Legislative Shortcomings - Vaishishtya Shetty - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.14731
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