The Cruelty to Animals Act, 1920

( ACT NO. I OF 1920 )

এই আইন প্রাণিকল্যাণ আইন, ২০১৯ (২০১সনের ১২ নং আইনদ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে

♣An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals in Bangladesh.


WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals in Bangladesh;


It is hereby enacted as follows:-




1. Short title, commencement and extent

2. [Repealed]

3. Definitions

4. Penalty for cruelty to animals and for sale of animals killed with unnecessary cruelty

5. Penalty for overloading animals

6. Penalty for practising phuka

6A. Disposal of portion of fine

6B. Condition for granting licences for cattle-sheds

7. Penalty for killing animals with unnecessary cruelty

8. Penalty for being in possession of the skin of a goat killed with unnecessary cruelty

9. Presumptions as to possession of the skin of a goat

10. Penalty for employing animals unfit for labour

11. Penalty for baiting animals, or inciting them to fight

12. Penalty for allowing diseased animals to go at large or to die in public places

12A. Penalty for working buffaloes during prohibited period

13. Weighbridges

14. Infirmaries

15. Power of Government to appoint Veterinary Inspectors and weighbridge-officers

16. Animal, etc., to be taken to weighbridge in case of overloading

17. Excess load to be removed in case of overloading

18. Unfit animal to be taken to Veterinary Inspector

19. Excess load to be treated as unclaimed property in certain circumstances

20. Disposal of sale-proceeds

21. Production of animal for examination by Veterinary Inspector

22. Examination of animals by Veterinary Inspector

23. Power of Magistrate to send animal to infirmary

24. Detention and cost of treatment of animals at infirmaries

25. Destruction of suffering or unfit animals

26. Arrest of offenders

27. Special power of search and seizure in respect of certain offences

28. Search warrants

29. Power of Government to make rules

30. Delegation of powers

31. Appointments made by local authority

32. Limitation of time for prosecutions

33. Persons appointed under sections 15, 16, 18 or 21 to be public servants

34. Indemnity

35. Power of local authority to pay certain expenses

36. Effect when Act is extended

Authentic Bangla Text

Authentic Bangla Text