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Performing Animals (Registration) (Amendment) Rules, 2018 - draft- (Ministry of Environment and Forests) (28 Nov 2018)



The following draft of certain rules, which the Central Government proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred under section 38 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (59 of 1960), is hereby published, as required under subsection (1) of section 38 of the said Act, for the information of all the persons likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereby given that the said Performing Animals (Registration) (Amendment) Rules, 2018 shall be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of thirty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing this notification are made available to the public;

Objections or suggestions which may be received from any person with respect to the said draft rules before expiry of the period aforesaid will be considered by the Central Government;

Objections or suggestions to these draft rules may be addressed to the Deputy Secretary (Animal Welfare) to the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, New Delhi.


1. (1) These rules may be called the Performing Animals (Registration) (Amendment) Rules, 2018.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001, in rule 2, the following shall be added:-

"(k) "circus" means 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, etc.".

3. 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 animals shall be used for any performances or exhibition at any circus or mobile entertainment facility."


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