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The Cruelty to Animals Act, 1920

( ACT NO. I OF 1920 )


Penalty for employing animals unfit for labour
10. If any person employs in any work or labour any animal which by reason of any disease, infirmity, wound, sore or other cause is unfit to be so employed, he shall be punished with fine which may extend to one hundred Taka, and
(1) if the owner of that animal, and
(2) if any person who, as a trader, carrier or contractor, or who, in virtue of his employment by a trader, carrier or contractor, is in possession of that animal or in control over the employment of it,
permits such employment, he shall be liable to the same punishment.
Explanation.- For the purposes of this section an owner or other person referred to in clauses (1) and (2) above shall be deemed to have permitted such employment if he shall have failed to exercise reasonable care and supervision in respect of the protection of the animal therefrom.

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