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THE CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT, 1920

(ACT NO. I OF 1920).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 25th February, 1920  
  
     1 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:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, commencement and extent
2. [Repealed]
3. Definitions
OFFENCES
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
WEIGHBRIDGES AND INFIRMARIES
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
PROCEDURE
26. Arrest of offenders
27. Special power of search and seizure in respect of certain offences
28. Search warrants
RULES
29. Power of Government to make rules
MISCELLANEOUS
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
 
 

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