A Critical Analysis of Article 51A(g) with special reference to Animal Cruelty in India

  • Sristi Roy
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  • Sristi Roy

    LL.M. Student at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India

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According to Mahatma Gandhi, "The greatness of a nation is judged by the way it treats its animals." Animals have been playing a vital role in determining the way people have lived since history can record man and animals cohabiting and changing over time. They have made substantial contributions to the formation of our culture and are known to be kind and generous creatures. They have participated in numerous religious activities since early ages, in addition to providing food and clothing. As man civilized, his demands, desires, and necessities grew. Man discovered new methods to devour and exploit nature and its treasures for the fulfilment of own desires. Animals began to be abused because they are vulnerable and unable to speak out against the atrocities they are subjected to. Many species have become extinct, and many more are on the edge of extinction. Although, natural causes of extinction might exist for certain species, human actions provide the greatest threat to wild animals. In today's competitive society, people are more prone to abuse and kill nonhumans to achieve their demands. These animals are frequently brutally killed, wounded, poached, and traded, or kept in chains and tortured. People are neglectful in their recognition of animals' basic rights. While we may have a duty not to cause unnecessary suffering to animals, when presented with a choice between the wellbeing of people and the welfare of animals, our moral commitment lays with humans. Humans are not considerate. Every animal is considered a living being who follows the same natural laws as humans and breathes, bleeds, reproduces, preys, and eats. Animals, too, have the right to be considered in terms of what is best for them. In an age when the global chains of trade and consumption derive a large proportion of their revenue from animals and the reliance on animals appears to be ever-growing with a population boom, much needs to be done for animal protection and welfare, as well as understanding and implementation of animal right.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2419 - 2470

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115121

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