Supreme Court empowers High Powered Committee to oversee transfer of wild animals for rescue, rehabilitation pan-India

The limited scope of the Committee set up by the Tripura High Court to check on the transfer of elephants from the northeast has been extended to serve the care and rehabilitation of wild animals pan-India.
Animal welfare
Animal welfare

The Supreme Court recently ordered that the committee earlier constituted to oversee the transfer of captive wild elephants from the northeastern States, will now have a wider responsibility and will cater to all wild animals in need of rehabilitation or rescue anywhere in India [Muruly MS v. The State of Karnataka and ors.].

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