"Animals a source of livelihood, cannot be confiscated before accused is convicted:" Supreme Court asks Centre to amend Cattle Slaughter Rules

Supreme Court was hearing a plea by Buffalo Traders Welfare Association challenging the validity of 2017 Rules which allow authorities to seize vehicles used in cattle transportation and send the animals to gaushalas etc
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The Supreme Court today asked the Central government to reconsider the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals) Rules, 2017, which provides for confiscation of cattle and vehicles used for cattle transportation even before the person accused of offences under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, is convicted.

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