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INDIAN COURTS

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1). HON’BLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA  

HIGH COURT 

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Andhra Pradesh High Court 

Allahabad High Court 

Bombay High Court 

Calcutta High Court 

Chhattisgarh High Court 

Delhi High Court 

Gujarat High Court 

Gauhati High Court 

Himachal Pradesh High Court 

http://hphighcourt.nic.in/ 

 

Jammu & Kashmir High Court 

Jharkhand High Court 

Karnataka High Court 

Kerala High Court 

Madras High Court 

http://www.hcmadras.tn.nic.in/ 

Madhya Pradesh High Court 

Meghalaya High Court 

Manipur High Court 

Orissa High Court 

Patna High Court 

Punjab & Haryana High Court 

Rajasthan High Court 

Sikkim High Court 

Uttarakhand High Court 

CENTRAL DEPARTMENT AND AGENCIES 

Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) 

Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India 

Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India 

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India 

Wildlife Institute of India 

National Tiger Conservation Authority 

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) 

National Dairy Research Institute 

Indian Veterinary Research Institute 

Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR) 

Central Avian Research Institute (ICAR) 

Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (ICAR) 

Central Institute for Research on Cattle (ICAR) 

Central Institute for Research on Goats (ICAR) 

Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute (ICAR) 

National Institute of Animal Research and Physiology (ICAR) 

National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (ICAR) 

National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (ICAR) 

National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (ICAR) 

National Research Centre on Camel (ICAR) 

National Research Centre on Equines (ICAR) 

National Research Centre on Meat (ICAR) 

National Research Centre on Mithun (ICAR) 

National Research Centre on Pig (ICAR) 

National Research Centre on Yak (ICAR) 

Directorate of Poultry Research (ICAR) 

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, FISHERIES AND DAIRY- STATES  

Andhra Pradesh 

Government of Andhra Pradesh, Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries: https://www.ap.gov.in/?page_id=291 

Arunachal Pradesh 

Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying:  

Department of Fisheries: http://meenarun.nic.in/ 

Assam 

Bihar 

Chhattisgarh 

Goa 

Gujarat 

Haryana 

Himachal Pradesh 

Jharkhand 

Karnataka 

Kerala 

Madhya Pradesh 

Maharashtra 

Manipur 

Meghalaya 

Animal Husbandry: http://www.megahvt.gov.in/ 

Fisheries: http://msam.nic.in/ 

Mizoram 

Nagaland 

Odisha 

Punjab 

Rajasthan 

Sikkim 

Tamil Nadu 

Telangana 

Tripura 

Uttar Pradesh 

Uttarakhand 

Animal Husbandry: http://ahd.uk.gov.in/ 

West Bengal 

UNION TERRITORIES 

Andaman & Nicobar Islands 

 

Chandigarh 

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu 

Delhi 

Jammu & Kashmir 

Animal Husbandry: http://jkash.nic.in/ 

Ladakh 

Lakshadweep 

Puducherry 

Animal Husbandry: https://ahd.py.gov.in/ 

ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS- STATES

Andhra Pradesh 

Arunachal Pradesh 

Assam 

Bihar 

Chhattisgarh 

Goa 

Gujarat 

Haryana 

Himachal Pradesh 

Jharkhand 

Karnataka 

Kerala 

Madhya Pradesh 

Maharashtra 

Manipur 

Meghalaya 

Mizoram 

Nagaland 

Odisha 

Punjab 

Rajasthan 

Sikkim 

Tamil Nadu 

Telangana 

Tripura 

Uttar Pradesh 

Uttarakhand 

West Bengal 

UNION TERRITORIES 

Andaman & Nicobar Islands 

 

Chandigarh 

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu 

Delhi 

Jammu & Kashmir 

Ladakh 

Lakshadweep 

Puducherry 

NGOs WORKING FOR ANIMAL WELFARE IN INDIA 

People For Animals – PFA 

Humane Society International – HIS 

People for Ethical Treatment of Animals – PETA 

Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre – SGACC 

 

 

Sections pertaining to: 

S. no. 

State/UT Legislation 

Registration of Pets/general provisions 

Slaughterhouses/meat shops 

Dairies 

  1.  

 

 ANDHRA PRADESH MUNICIPALITIES ACT, 1965 

 

N/A 

271. Provision of municipal slaughter-houses.– (1) The council shall provide a sufficient number of places for use as municipal slaughter-houses and may charge rents and fees for their use at such rates as it may think fit. 

(2) The council may,– 

(a) place the collection of such rents and fees under the management of such persons as may be appear to it proper; or 

(b) farm out such collection for any period not exceeding three years at a time and on such terms and conditions as it may think fit. 

(3) Municipal slaughter-houses may be situated within or, with the sanction of the Government, outside the municipality. 

272. Licence for slaughter-houses.– (1) The owner of any place within municipal limits or at a distance within three kilometres of such limits which is used as a slaughter-house for the slaughtering of animals or for the skinning or cutting up of any carcasses, shall apply to the municipal health officer for a licence not less than thirty days and not more than ninety days before the opening of such place as a slaughter-house, or the commencement of the year for which the licence is sought to be renewed as the case may be: 

Provided that this sub-section shall not take effect in any area outside the municipal limits except with the previous sanction of the Government. 

(2) The municipal health officer may, by an order and subject to such restrictions and regulations as to supervision and inspection as he thinks fit, grant, or refuse to grant such licence. 

273. Slaughter of animals for sale as food.– No person shall slaughter within the municipality except in a public or licensed slaughter-house any cattle, horse, sheep, goat or pig, or any other animal for sale as food or skin or cut up any carcass without or otherwise than in conformity with a licence from the municipal health officer or dry or permit to be dried any skin in such a manner as to cause a nuisance. 

274. Slaughter of animals during festivals and religious ceremonies.– Subject to the provisions of the law relating to the prohibition of sacrifices of animals and birds for the time being in force the municipal health officer may allow any animal to be slaughtered in such places as he thinks fit on occasions of festivals and religious ceremonies or as a special measure: 

293. Duty of Municipal Health Officer to inspect.- It shall be the duty of the Municipal Health Officer to make provision for the constant and vigilant inspection of animals, carcasses, meat, poultry, game, flesh, fish, fruit, vegetables, corn, bread, flour, milk, ghee, butter, oil and any other edible articles exposed or hawked about for sale or deposited in or brought to any place for the purpose of sale or of preparation for sale 

294. Powers of Municipal Health Officer for purpose of inspection.- (1) The Municipal Health Officer or any person authorised by him in writing for the purpose may, without notice, enter any slaughter-house or any place where animals, poultry or fish intended for food are exposed for sale or where articles of food are being manufactured or exposed for sale, at any time by day or night, when the slaughter, exposure for sale or manufacture is being carried on and inspect the same and any utensil or vessel used for manufacturing, preparing or containing any such article. 

(2) If the Municipal Health Officer or any person so authorised by him has reason to believe that in any place any animal intended for human food is being slaughtered or any carcass is being skinned or cut up or that any food is being manufactured, stored, prepared, packed, cleansed, kept or exposed for sale, or sold without or otherwise than in conformity with a licence, he may enter any such place without notice, at any time by day or night, for the purpose of satisfying himself whether any provision of laws, bye-laws or regulations or any condition of licence is being contravened. 

 

(3) No claim shall lie against the Municipal Health Officer or any person acting under his authority or the council, for any damage or inconvenience necessarily caused in good faith by the exercise of powers under this section or by the use of any force necessary for effecting any entry into any place under this section. 

 

(4) In any legal proceedings in respect of powers exercised under this section in which it is alleged that any animals, poultry, fish or articles of food were not kept, exposed, hawked about, manufactured, prepared, stored, packed, or cleansed for sale, or that they were not intended for human food the burden of proof shall lie on the party so alleging. 

253. Prohibition against feeding certain animals on filth.– No person shall feed any animal, which is kept for dairy purposes or may be used for food on filth. 

 

275. Regulations of milk trade.– (1) No person shall, without, or otherwise than in conformity with a licence from the municipal health officer,– 

(a) carry on within the municipality the trade or business of a dealer in, or importer or seller or hawker of, milk, or dairy-produce; 

(b) use any place in the municipality for carrying on the trade or business or selling of milk or dairy-produce: 

Provided that no such licence shall be given to any person who is suffering from an infectious disease. 

(2) Such licence may be refused or may be granted on such conditions as the municipal health officer may deem necessary which may extend to the construction, ventilation, conservancy, supervision and inspection of the premises, whether within or outside municipal limits where the animals from which the milk supply is derived are kept. 

 

2. 

THE ARUNACHAL PRADESH MUNICIPAL ACT, 2007 

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274.Provision of municipal markets and slaughterhouses. (1) The Chief Municipal Executive Officer/ Municipal Executive Officer may, either on his own or through any other agency, provide and maintain in the municipal area such number of municipal markets, slaughterhouses or stockyards, as he thinks fit, together with stall, shops, sheds, pans and other buildings and conveniences for the use of persons carrying on trade or business and may provide and maintain in any such markets, buildings or other places, machines, weights, scales and measures for the weighment or measurement of goods sold thereon. (2) Subject to such directions as the Municipality may give in this behalf, the Chief Municipal Excutive Officer/Municipal Executive Officer or any other agency, as the case may be, may, after giving a notice, close any municipal market or slaughterhouses or stockyard or any portion thereof on and from the date specified in the notice, and the premises occupied for any municipal market, slaughterhouses or stockyard or any portion thereof so closed may be disposed of as the property of the Municipality. 

279. It shall be the duty of the Municipality or any other agency authorized by it in this behalf to take adequate measures for each of the following matters, namely :- 

(e) licensing of butchers and slaughterhouses 

372. Municipal licence for sale of flesh, fish and poultry. (1) No person shall without or otherwise than in conformity with a licence from the Chief Municipal Executive Officer/ Municipal Executive Officer carry on the trade of a butcher, fishmonger, poultry or importer of flesh, intended for human food, or use any place for the sale of flesh, fish or poultry intended for human food. Provided that no person shall sell or expose for sale any flesh obtained from an animal unless the skinned carcass of the animal is stamped in such manner as the Chief Municipal Executive Officer/ Municipal Executive Officer may by general order made in this behalf require in token of the fact that the animal has been slaughtered in a municipal or licensed slaughterhouse 

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ASSAM MUNICIPAL ACT, 1956 

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226. Markets slaughter-houses, etc, to be properly drained– (1) Every owner, occupier or farmer of a market, or of any place for the sale of meat, poultry, fish or vegetables, or any slaughter-house, within the limits of a municipality, shall make or cause such drains to be made therein shall be considered sufficient by the Board, and if required to do so by the Board, shall cause all the floors and drains to be paved with stone or burnt brick, and cemented, and shall also cause a supply of water to be provided, sufficient for keeping such market, place or slaughter-house in a clean and wholesome state and shall also provide adequate ventilation, lighting of shops and stalls and passages and ways to or in such market. 

229. Certain offensive and dangerous trades not to be established within the limits to be fixed by the Board without license– (1) Within such local limits as may be fixed by the Board at a meeting, no place shall be used with out license from the Board which shall be renewable annually, for any of the following purposes, namely: – 

(f) as tannery, slaughter-house 

234. Power to order the use of slaughter houses and the carrying on of dangerous and offensive trade to be discontinued– (1) If it be shown to the satisfaction of the Board at a meeting that nay place license under Section 229 causes any nuisance or is injurious to the health of the neighbourhood, it may notwithstanding anything contained in the said section, give notice to the occupier to discontinue the use of such place within one month after the date of such notice: Provided that such notice shall be given until the license shall have been given reasonable opportunity of showing cause against such notice and the Board shall refund so much of any fee levied in respect of such place under Section 68, sub-section (2) as may be proportionate to the unexpected portion of the year for which the license was granted. (2) If any person, after the expiration of the time specified in a notice issued by the Board under the provisions of sub-section (1), uses or permits to be used the place specified in such notice in such a manner as to be a nuisance or injurious to the health of the neighbourhood, he shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred rupees and to a further fine not exceeding forty rupees for each day during which the offence is continued after he has been convicted of such offence. 

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BIHAR MUNICIPAL ACT, 2007 

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222. Functions of Municipality. Subject to the provisions of section 10, the Municipality shall either on its own or through any other agency authorized by it in this behalf, – 

d) arrange for making use of biodegradable wastes from slaughterhouses, meat and fish markets, and fruits and vegetable markets in an environmentally acceptable manner. 

245. Provision of municipal markets and slaughterhouses– (1) The Chief Municipal Officer may, either on his own or through any other agency, provide and maintain in the municipal area such – number of municipal markets, slaughterhouses or stockyards, as houses he thinks fit, together with stalls, shops, sheds, pans and other buildings and conveniences for the use of persons carrying on trade or business and may provide and maintain in any such markets, buildings or other places, machines, weights, scales and measures for the weighment or measurement of goods sold thereon. (2) Subject to such directions as the Municipality may give in this behalf, the Chief Municipal Officer or any other agency, as the case may be, may, after giving a notice, close any municipal market or slaughterhouse or stockyard or any portion thereof on and from the date specified in the notice, and the premises occupied for any municipal market, slaughterhouse or stockyard or any portion thereof so closed may be disposed of as the property of the Municipality. 

250. Duties of the Municipality for environmental sanitation– It shall be the duty of the Municipality or any other agency authorized by it on this behalf to take adequate measures for each of the following matters, namely:-  

(d) licensing of animals and control of stray animals, 

(e) licensing of butchers and slaughterhouses 

264. Power of Chief Municipal Officer to cleanse disinfect, destroy, or control places of infection-(4) The Chief Municipal Officer or any person authorized by the Municipality may, at all reasonable times, enter into, and inspect, any market, building, shop, stall or place, used for the sale of food or drink, as a slaughterhouse, or for the sale of drugs, and inspect and examine any food, drink, animal or drug, which may be therein and, if any article of food or drink, animal or drug therein, intended for the consumption of persons, appears to be unfit therefore, he may, by notice, restrict the sale of such food, drink, animal or drug, in such manner, and for such period, as he may deem fit 

345. Municipal licence for sale of flesh, fish or poultry. (1) No person shall, without or otherwise than in conformity with a licence from the Chief Municipal Officer, carry on the trade of a butcher, fish-monger, poulterer or importer of flesh, intended for human food, or use any place for the sale of flesh, fish or poultry, intended for human food : – 92 – Provided that no person shall sell, or expose for sale, any flesh obtained from an animal unless the skinned carcass of the animal is stamped in such manner as the Chief Municipal Officer may, by general order made in this behalf, require in token of the fact that the animal has been slaughtered in a municipal or licensed slaughterhouse : Provided further that no licence shall be required for any place used for sale, or storage for sale, of preserved flesh or fish contained in air-tight or hermetically sealed receptacles. (2) The Chief Municipal Officer may, by order, and subject to such conditions as to supervision and inspection as he may think fit to impose, grant a licence or may, by order and for reasons to be recorded in writing, refuse to grant a licence. (3) The Municipality shall, by regulations, determine the procedure for the issue of a licence and renewal thereof. (4) If any place is used for the sale of flesh, fish or poultry intended for human food in contravention of the provisions of this section, the Chief Municipal Officer may stop the use of such place in such manner as he may consider necessary 

 

215. Prohibition of certain acts.- (1) No person shall  

(e) throw any material including plastic bags and containers or waste of dairies, piggeries and poultry farms into any municipal drain or sewer 

5. 

THE CHHATTISGARH MUNICIPAL CORPORATION ACT, 1956 

355. Disposal of mad and stray dogs and other animals.– (1) The Commissioner may- 

(a) authorise any person- 

(i) to destroy, or cause to he destroyed or confine or cause to be confined for such period as the Commissioner may direct, any dog or other animals suffering or reasonably suspected to be suffering from rabies, or bitten by any dog or other animal suffering or suspected as aforesaid, or any dog or other animals dangerous to human safety, or any bird, animal or other vermin causing a nuisance; 

(ii) to confine, or cause to be confined any dogs found wandering about streets or public places without collars or other marks distinguishing them as private property and to charge, a fee for such detention and to destroy or otherwise dispose of any such dog if it is not claimed within one week and the fee paid. 

(b) issue a temporary or standing order that any dogs without collars or with other marks distinguishing them as private property found straying on the streets or beyond the enclosure of the houses of the owners of such dog should be destroyed and destroy or cause them to be destroyed accordingly : 

Provided that before issuing such order a notice to that effect shall be published in the manner prescribed by bye-laws. 

(2) No damage shall be payable in respect of any dog, or other animal destroyed or otherwise disposed of under this section and the carcass shall become the property of the Corporation. 

356. Allowing dogs to be at large.– Whoever, being the owner or person inchargc of any dog, allows it to be at large in any street without a muzzle- 

(a) if such dog is likely to annoy or intimidate passers-by; or 

(b) if the Commissioner has by notice in the manner prescribed by bye-laws during the prevalence of rabies directed that dogs shall not be at large without muzzles. 

shall be punished with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees. 

 

 

257. Places for slaughter of animals for sale.– (1) The Corporation may and when required by the Government shall fix places, either within or with the approval of the Government without the limits of the city for the slaughter of animals or of any specified description of animals for sale, and may with the like approval grant and withdraw licences for the use of such premises, or if they belong to the Corporation may charge rent or fees for the use of the same. 

(2) When such places have been fixed by the Corporation beyond municipal limits it shall have the same power to make bye-laws for the inspection and proper regulation of the same as if they were within those limits. 

(3) When any such premises have been fixed no person shall slaughter any such animal for sale within the city at any other place. 

(4) (a) No person shall without the written permission of the Commissioner bring into the city for sale the flesh of any animal intended for human consumption, which has been slaughtered at any slaughter house or place not maintained or licensed under this Act. 

(b) Any police officer may arrest without warrant any person bringing into the city any flesh in contravention of sub-clause (a). 

(5) Any person who slaughters for sale any animal at any place within the city other than the one fixed by the Corporation under this section shall be punishable with tine which may extend to two thousand rupees. 

258. Disposal of dead animals.– (1) Whenever any animal in the charge of any person dies otherwise than by slaughter for sale or for a religious purpose such person shall within twenty-four hours either- 

(a) convey the carcass to the place fixed by the Corporation for the disposal of dead animals or to any place at least one mile beyond the limits of the city; or 

(b) give notice of the death to the Commissioner who shall cause the carcass to be disposed of. 

(2) For the disposal of dead animals under clause (b) of sub-section (1) the Commissioner may charge such fees as the Corporation may fix by public notice. 

(3) For the purpose of this section the word “animal” shall include horned cattle, elephant, camels, horses, ponies, asses, mules, deer, sheep, goats, and swine. 

(4) Any person bound to act in accordance with sub-section (1) of this section shall, if he fails to act, be punished with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees. 

 

264. Licence required for dealing in milk, etc.– No person shall, without or otherwise than in conformity with the terms of a licence granted by the Commissioner in this behalf- 

(a) carry on within the limits of the city the trade or business of a dealer in milk or milk products or of an importer, vendor or hawker of the same, or a dairyman; or 

(b) use any place as a dairy or cattle pen or for the sale of milk or milk products. 

 

6. 

DELHI MUNICIPAL CORPORATION ACT, 1957 

399. Registration and control of dogs (1) The Corporation may, by bye-laws made in this behalf,— (a) require the registration, by the registration authority appointed by the Commissioner in this behalf of all dogs kept within Delhi; (b) require that every registered dog shall wear a collar to which shall be attached a metal token to be issued by the registration authority, and fix the fee payable for the issue thereof; (c) require that any dog which has not been registered or which is not wearing such token shall, if found in any public place, be detained at a place set apart for the purpose; and (d) fix the fee which shall be charged for such detention and provide that any such dog shall be liable to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of unless it is claimed and the fee in respect thereof is paid within one week. 

405. Provision of municipal market and slaughter houses (1) The Commissioner, when authorised by the Corporation in this behalf, may provide and maintain municipal markets and slaughter houses in such number as he thinks fit together with stalls, shops, sheds, pens and other buildings and conveniences for the use of persons carrying on trade or business in, or frequenting such markets or slaughter houses and may provide and maintain in any such markets, buildings and places, machines, weights, scales and measures for the weighment or measurement of goods sold therein. (2) Municipal markets and slaughter houses shall be under the control of the Commissioner who may, at any time, by public notice, close any municipal market or slaughter house or any part thereof. 

407. Private markets and slaughter houses (1) No place other than a municipal market shall be used as a market unless such place has been licensed as a market by the Commissioner. (2) No place other than a municipal slaughter house shall be used as a slaughter house: Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall be deemed— (a) to restrict the slaughter of any animal in any place on the occasion of any religious festival or ceremony, subject to such conditions (non-compliance with which shall be punishable under this Act) as the Commissioner may, by public or special notice, impose in this behalf, or (b) to prevent the Commissioner, with the sanction of the Corporation, from setting apart places for the slaughter of animals in accordance with religious custom. 

408. Conditions of grant of licence for private market (1) The Commissioner may charge such fees as he thinks fit to impose for the grant of a licence to any person to open a private market and may grant such licence subject to such conditions, consistent with this Act and any bye-laws made thereunder, as he thinks fit to impose. (2) When the Commissioner refuses to grant any license, he shall record a brief statement of the reasons for such refusal. (3) The Commissioner may, with the previous approval of the Standing Committee and for reasons to be recorded, suspend a licence in respect of a private market for such period as he thinks fit or cancel such licence. (4) A private market of which the licence has been suspended or cancelled as aforesaid shall be closed with effect from such date as may be specified in the order of suspension or cancellation.  

409. Prohibition of keeping market open without licence, etc. (1) No person shall keep open for public use any market in respect of which a licence is required by or under this Act, without obtaining a licence therefore, or while the licence therefor is suspended or after the same has been cancelled. (2) When a licence to open a private market is granted or refused or is suspended or cancelled the Commissioner shall cause a notice of the grant, refusal, suspension or cancellation to posted in such language or languages as he thinks necessary in some conspicuous place by or near the entrance to the place to which the notice relates.  

410. Prohibition of use of unlicensed markets No person knowing that market has been opened to the public without a licence having been obtained therefor when such licence is required by or under this Act or that the licence granted therefor is for the time being suspended or that it has been cancelled, shall sell or expose for sale any animal or article in such market. 411. Prohibition of business and trade near a market (1) No animal or article shall be sold or exposed for sale within a distance of one hundred yards of any municipal market or licensed private market without the permission of the Commissioner 

323. Prohibition of the tethering of animals and milking of cattle (1) No person shall tether any animal or cause or permit the same to be tethered in any public street. (2) No person shall milk or cause or permit to be milked any cow or buffalo in any street. (3) Any animal tethered or any cow or buffalo found being milked as aforesaid in any street may be removed by the Commissioner or any municipal officer or employee and be impounded and dealt with under the provisions of the Cattle-trespass Act, 1871 (1 of 1871). 

7. 

THE GOA MUNICIPALITIES ACT, 1968 

242. Diseases among animals.— In the event of a municipal area being threatened or visited at any time by the outbreak of any infectious disease amongst cattle, sheep, goats or other animals, the Council shall take all such measures as it deems necessary for the purpose of preventing, meeting, mitigating or suppressing the disease or the outbreak or introduction thereof, and the provisions of sections 232 to 241, shall mutatis mutandis, apply. 

250. Disposal of dead animals.— (1) A Council may provide places for the disposal of carcasses of dead animals and may make bye-laws regulating the disposal of carcasses of dead animals. (2) The Council may also charge fees at such rates as it may from time to time determine for the disposal of a carcass at any place provided by the Council or through the agency of the Council. 

268. Power to establish cattle-pounds and appoint pound-keepers.— (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, every Council within the limits of its jurisdiction shall, from time to time, appoint such places as it thinks fit to be public pounds, and may appoint suitable persons to be keepers of such pounds. (2) Every pound-keeper so appointed shall, in the performance of his duties, be subject to the direction and control of the Council. 269. Duties of pound-keepers.— (1) Every pound-keeper shall maintain such registers and prepare such returns as the Government may from time to time by rules prescribe. (2) When cattle are brought to a pound, the pound-keeper shall enter in his register— (a) the number and description of the animals; (b) the day and hour on and at which they were so brought; (c) the name and residence of the seizer; and (d) the name and residence of the owner, if known; and shall give the seizer or his agent a copy of the entry. (3) The pound-keeper shall take charge of, feed and water, the cattle until they are disposed of as hereinafter provided.  

270. Impounding cattle.— (1) It shall be the duty of every police officer and it shall be lawful for any municipal officer or servant authorised by the Chief Officer in this behalf to seize and take to any public pound for confinement therein, any cattle found straying in any street or trespassing upon any private or public property within the municipal area. (2) It shall be lawful for any person who is the owner or who is in charge of any private or public property to seize and take to any such public pound for confinement therein, any cattle trespassing upon such property or causing damage thereto. 

278. Provision as to dogs.— (1) A Council may be public notice require that every dog while in the street and not being led by some person shall be muzzled in such a way as to allow the dog freely to breathe and to drink, while effectually preventing it from biting. (2) When a notice under sub-section (1) has been issued, the Chief Officer may take possession of any dog found wandering unmuzzled in any public street or place and may either detain such dog until its owner has within three clear days claimed it, provided a proper muzzle for it and paid all the expenses of its detention or may, subject to the provisions of sub-sections (3) and (4), cause it to be sold or destroyed. (3) When a dog which has been detained under sub-section (2) is wearing a collar with the owner’s name and address thereon, or a number ticket or any other mark by which the owner of the dog can be identified, such dog shall not be destroyed until a letter stating the fact that it has been so detained has been sent to the said address and the dog has remained unclaimed for three clear days. (4) Any dog which is not claimed within the period specified in sub-section (3), or any dog the owner of which has failed to comply with the provision of sub-section (2) within the specified period therein, may be sold or destroyed by the Chief Officer after having been detained for the period of three days specified in sub-section (3): Provided that any dog which is found to be rabid may be destroyed at any time. (5) The Chief Officer may at any time destroy, or cause to be destroyed, or confine or cause to be confined, for such period as he may consider necessary, 423[or cause to be treated by any other efficacious and medically well established method of treatment,] any dog or other animal suffering from rabies or reasonably suspected to be suffering from rabies or bitten by any dog or other animal suffering or suspected as aforesaid. (6) All expenses incurred by the Chief Officer under this section may be recovered from the owner of any dog which has been taken possession of or detained in the same manner as an amount due on account of a property tax. (7) No damages shall be payable in respect of any dog destroyed or otherwise disposed of under this section. 

279. Provisions as to keeping of pigs.— (1) If it shall appear to any Council at any time that nuisance or annoyance is caused to the public by keeping of pigs within the municipal area or any part thereof, the Council may direct by public notice that no person shall, without the written permission of the Chief Officer, or otherwise than in conformity with the terms of such permission, keep any pigs in the municipal area or any specified part thereof. (2) Whoever after such direction keeps any pigs in any place within the municipal area or specified part thereof without the permission required as aforesaid, or otherwise than in accordance with the terms thereof, shall, on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to [three hundred rupees]. (3) Any pigs found straying may be forthwith destroyed and carcass thereof disposed of as the Chief Officer shall direct. No claim shall lie for compensation for any pigs so destroyed. 

251. Power to provide and maintain municipal markets and slaughter-houses.— (1) The Council may construct, purchase, take on lease or otherwise acquire any building or land for the purpose of establishing a municipal market or a municipal slaughter-house or of extending or improving any existing municipal market or slaughter-house, and may from time to time build and maintain such municipal markets and slaughter-houses and such stalls, shops, sheds, pens and other buildings or conveniences for the use of the persons carrying on trade or business in, or frequenting, such municipal markets or slaughter-houses, and provide and maintain in such municipal markets such machines, weights, scales and measures for weighing and measuring goods sold therein as the Council shall think fit. (2) The Council may, at any time, close either temporarily or permanently any municipal market or municipal slaughter-house or any portion thereof. 

252. Private markets, etc., not to be held without licence.— No person shall use or allow to be used any place in any municipal area — (i) as a private market; or (ii) as a private slaughter-house; or (iii) for the storage or sale of flesh or fish or animals or birds intended for human food, except under and in accordance with the conditions of a licence granted in accordance with the provisions of the bye-laws made in this behalf: Provided that no licence under this section shall be required for selling or storing of flesh or fish contained in hermatically sealed receptacles. 

253. Slaughter-houses, etc., beyond municipal area.— (1) It shall be lawful for a Council with the sanction of the Collector to establish municipal slaughter-houses or to license private slaughter-houses beyond the limits of the municipal area and all provisions of this Act and of bye-laws in force thereunder relating to such slaughter-houses within the municipal area shall have full force in respect of slaughter-houses established or licensed under this section, as if they were within the municipal area. 

(2) It shall be lawful for the Council to prohibit the import into the municipal area of meat except of animals slaughtered at a municipal slaughter-house or a slaughter-house licensed by the Council under sub-section (1). 

(3) Nothing in sub-section (2) shall be deemed to apply to cured or preserved meat. 

254. Restriction on slaughter of animals for sale.— (1) No person shall, without written permission of the Chief Officer, slaughter or cause to be slaughtered any animal for sale or supply of meat in the municipal area except in a municipal slaughter-house or a licensed private slaughter-house. (2) Any person who contravenes any provision of sub-section (1) shall, on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to [Five thousand rupees]. (3) The Chief Officer may seize the carcass or meat of any animal slaughtered contrary to the provisions of sub-section (1) and may cause it to be sold, destroyed or disposed of in such other manner as he may think fit. 

255. Provisions for requiring private market buildings and slaughter-houses to be properly paved and drained.— The Council may, by a written notice, require the owner, or the person in charge, of any private market or slaughter-house, to cause— (a) the whole or any portion of the floor of the market place or slaughter-house to be raised or paved with dressed stone or other suitable material; (b) such drains to be made in or from the market-building, market-place or slaughter-house, of such material, size and description, at such level and with such outfall, as to the Council may appear necessary; (c) a supply of water to be provided for keeping such market-building, market-place or slaughter-house in a clean and wholesome state; (d) any shop, stall, shed, standing or other structure, in any private market to be altered or improved, in such manner as the Council may consider necessary; (e) any privy, water-closet or urinal or any other sanitary arrangement to be constructed or made at such site and in such manner as the Council may deem necessary and expedient; and (f) any other measures to be taken which in its opinion are necessary in the interest of public health or sanitation. 

260. Control on dairies and business in milk, milk products and sweet-meats.— (1) No person shall— (a) carry on the trade or business of a dealer in, or importer or seller of, sweet- -meats, milk, butter or other milk-products; or (b) use or permit to be used for the purposes of trade, any premises for storing or selling milk or for making, storing or selling butter or other milk-products or sweet- -meats, except under and in accordance with the conditions of a licence granted under the provisions of the bye-laws made in this behalf. 

280. Feeding animals on filth prohibited.— (1) No person shall feed or cause or permit to be fed any animal which is kept for dairy purposes or is intended for human food, on excrementitious matter, stable refuse, filth or other offensive matter. (2) Whoever contravenes any provision of sub-section (1) shall, on conviction, be punished with fine which may extend to [Five thousand rupees]. 

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GUJARAT MUNICIPALITIES ACT, 1963 

 

190. Provision as to dogs 

(1) The chief officer may by public notice require that every dog while in the streets and not being led by some person shall be muzzled in such a way as to allow the dog freely to breathe and to drink, while effectually preventing it from biting. 
(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (3) the chief officer may take possession of any dog found wandering un muzzled in any public place and may either detain such dog until its owner has claimed it, has provided a proper muzzle for it, and has paid all the expenses of its detention or cause it to be destroyed. 
(3) When a dog which has been detained under sub-section (2) is wearing a collar with the owner’s name and address thereon, such dog shall not be destroyed until a letter stating the fact that it has been so detained has been sent to the said address, and the dog has remained unclaimed for three clear days: provided that any dog which is found to be rebid maybe destroyed at any time. 
(4) Any unclaimed dog and any dog, the owner of which refuses to pay all the expenses of its detention may be sold or destroyed, after having been detained for the said period of three clear days. 
(5) All expenses incurred by the chief officer under this section may be recovered from the owner of any dog which has been taken possession of or detained in the manner provided by Chapter IX. 

191Provision as to keeping of pigs 

(1) If it shall appear to the chief officer at any time that nuisance or annoyance is caused to the public by the keeping of pigs within the limits of the municipal borough, the chief officer may direct by public notice that no person shall, without the written permission of the chief officer, or otherwise than in conformity with the terms of such permission keep any pigs in any part of the borough. 
(2) Whoever shall after such direction keep any pigs in any place within the municipal borough without the permission required as aforesaid, or otherwise than in accordance with the terms thereof, shall be punished with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees. 
(3) Any pigs found straying may be forthwith destroyed and carcass thereof disposed of as the chief officer shall direct. No claim shall he for un compensation for any pigs so destroyed. 

Section 204. Tethering cattle, etc 

Whoever tethers cattle or other animals, or causes or suffers them to be tethered by any member of his family or household, in any public street, or place so as to obstruct or endanger the public traffic therein, or to cause a nuisance, or who causes or suffers such animals to stray about without a keeper shall, on conviction, be punished- 
(a) for a first offence, with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees; 
(b) for any subsequent offence, with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees. 

 

 

 

207. Licensing markets and slaughterhouses (1) It shall be lawful for the municipality to direct that no place other than a municipal market or slaughter-house, shall be used for any of the purposes specified in sub-clauses (i) and (ii) of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 275 except under and in accordance with the conditions of a licence from the executive committee, which may at its discretion from time to time grant, suspend, withhold or withdraw such licences either generally or in individual cases. (2) Whoever uses or permits the use of any place contrary to such direction, or without the licence required as aforesaid, or in contravention of any of the conditions or during the suspension or after the withdrawal of such licence, shall be punished with fine which may extend to fifty rupees. (3) Upon a conviction being obtained in respect of any place under sub-section (2) of this section, the Magistrate shall, on the application of the executive committee but not otherwise, order such place to be closed, and thereupon appoint persons or take other steps to prevent such place being so used; and every person who so uses or permits the use of a place after it has been so ordered to be closed, shall be punished with fine which may extend to ten rupees for each day during which he continues to use, or permits such use of, the place after it has been so ordered to be closed. (4) Nothing in this section or in sub-clause (ii) of clause (b) of sub section (1) of section 275 shall apply to any liquor as defined in the Bombay Prohibition Act 1949.  

208. Opening, closing and letting of markets and slaughter-house (1) The municipality may from time to time open or close any public market or slaughter-house. It may also either take stallage or other rents or fees for the use by any person of any such market or slaughter-house, or from time to time sell by public auction or otherwise the privilege of occupying any stall or space in or of otherwise using any such market or slaughter-house. 

(2) Any person who, without the permission of or a licence from the municipality, shall sell, or expose for sale, any article in the said markets or use the said slaughter-house, shall be punished with fine which may extend to fifty rupees. 

211. Search for and inspection of unwholesome articles. (1) The president, vice-president, chairman of the health committee, chief officer or any councillor or officers authorised by the municipality in this behalf- (a) may at all reasonable times enter into any place for the purpose of inspecting and may inspect any animals, carcasses, meat, poultry, game, flesh, fish, fruit, vegetables, corn, bread, flour, milk, ghee, butter or other articles intended for human food or drink or for medicine, whether exposed or hawked about for sale, or deposited in or brought to any place for the purpose of sale or of preparation for sale or may enter into and inspect any place used as a slaughter-house, and may examine anything which may be therein; and (b) in case any such animals, carcasses, or other articles before mentioned appear to be diseased or unsound or unwholesome or unfit for human food or drink or medicine may seize the same. Any article which is of perishable nature may under the orders of the president, vice-president, chairman, of the executive committee or chief officer, if in his opinion it is diseased, unsound, unwholesome or unfit for human food, drink or medicine be forthwith destroyed. Every animal and every article which is not of a perishable nature, if seized as aforesaid, shall be taken before a Magistrate. If it appears to the Magistrate upon sufficient evidence that any such animal or article is diseased or unsound or unwholesome or unfit for human food, drink or medicine, the owner or person in whose possession it was found, not being merely a bailee or carrier thereof, shall, if in such case the provisions of section 273 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 do not apply, be punished with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees and the Magistrate shall cause such animal or article to be destroyed or to be so disposed of as to prevent its being exposed for sale or use for human food or drink or medicine. 

275. Power to make bye-laws. (1) A municipality may from time to time, make, alter or rescind by-laws not inconsistent with this Act- (a) for the regulation and inspection of markets and slaughter houses and all places used by or for animals which are for sale or hire, or the produce of which is sold, and for the proper and cleanly conduct of business therein; and for fixing the rents and other charges to be levied for the use of any of them which belong to the municipality, for regulating the sale of fruit and vegetables in the municipal market or other specified places; (b) prescribing the conditions on or subject to which and the circumstances in which and the areas or localities in respect of which licences may be granted, refused, suspended or withdrawn for the use of any place not belonging to the municipality- (i) as a slaughter-house; (ii) for the manufacture, preparation, storing, sale or supply for the purpose of trade of any article or thing intended for human food or drink, whether such food or drink is to be consumed in such place or not. 

205. Feeding animals on filth 

Whoever feeds any animal which is kept for dairy purposes or is intended for human food on excrementitious matter, stable-refuse, filth or other offensive matter, or permits such animal to feed to or be fed on such matter, shall be punished with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees. 

213. Licensing of dairies. (1) Except under and in accordance with the terms of a licence from the executive committee, no person shall- (a) carry on the trade or business of a dealer, in, or importer or seller of, sweetmeats, milk, butter or other milk products, or (b) use or permit to be used for the purposes of trade, any place for stabling milch cattle or for storing or selling milk or for making, storing or selling butter. (2) The executive committee may grant such licence subject to such conditions as it may deem fit and may at any time withdraw or suspend such licence on giving one month’s notice to the licensee : Provided that where the licensee has contravened any of the conditions 

 

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HARYANA MUNICIPAL CORPORATION ACT, 1994 

 

114. Tax on Vehicles and animals. 

(1) A tax under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 87 shall be levied at rates specified, from time to time by the Government in this behalf on- 
(a) vehicles, other than motor vehicles, and other conveyances plying for hire and kept within the Municipal area; 
(b) animals used for riding, driving, draught or load when kept within the Municipal area. 
(2) A vehicle or animal kept outside the limits of the Municipal ara but regularly used within such limits shall be deemed to be kept for use in the Municipal area. 

116. Exemption from taxes on vehicle and animals 

(1) The tax under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 114 shall not be leviable in respect of- 
(a) vehicles belonging to the Corporation, Government or the Union of India; 
(b) vehicles used exclusively for the conveyance free of charge of the injured, the sick or the dead; 
(c) vehicles kept by bona fide dealers in vehicles merely for sale and not for use. 
(2) The tax under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 114 shall not be leviable in respect of animals belonging to the Corporation, Government or the Government of India. 

131Power of seizure of vehicles and animals in case of non-payment of tax thereon 

(1) If the tax on any vehicle or animal is not paid, then instead of proceeding against the defaulter by distrait and sale of his other movable property, the Commissioner may, at any time after the tax has become due, seize and detain the vehicle or animal or both, and if the owner or other person entitled thereto does not within seven days in respect of vehicle and two days in respect of an animal from the date of such seizure and detention, claim the same and pay the tax due together with the charges incurred in connection with the seizure and detention, the Commissioner may cause the same to be sold and apply the proceeds of the sale or such part thereof as is required in the discharge of the sum due and the charges incurred as aforesaid. 
(2) The surplus, if any, remaining after the application of the sale proceeds under sub-section (1) shall, immediately after the sale of the property, be credited to the Corporation Fund and notice of such credit shall be given at the same time the person whose property has been sold or his legal representative and if the same, is claimed by written application to the Commissioner within one year from the date of the notice, refund thereof shall be made to such person or his representative. 
(3) Any surplus not claimed within one year as aforesaid shall be the property of the Corporation. 

241. Prohibition of tethering of animals and milking of cattle 

(1) No person shall tether any animal or cause or permit the same to be tethered in any public street. 

311. Registration and control of dogs.-  

(1) The Corporation may, by bye-laws made in this behalf- 
(a) require the registration by the registration authority appointed by the Commissioner in this behalf of all dogs kept within the Municipal areas; 
(b) require that every registered dog shall wear a collar to which shall be attached a metal token to be issued by the registration authority, and fix the fee payable for the issue thereof; 
(c) require that any dog which has not been registered or which is not wearing such token shall, if found in any public place, be detained at a place set apart for the purpose; and 
(d) fix the fee which shall be charged for such detention and provide that any such dog shall be liable to destroyed or otherwise disposed of unless it is claimed and the fee in respect thereof is paid within one week. 
(2) The Commissioner may- 
(a) cause to be destroyed, or to be confined for such period as he may direct, any dog or other animal which is, or is reasonably suspected to be suffering from rabies, or which has been bitten by any dog or other animal suffering or suspected to be suffering from rabies; 
(b) by public notice direct that, after such date as may be specified in the notice, dogs which are without collars or without marks, distinguishing them as private property and are found straying on the streets or beyond the enclosures of the houses of their owners, if any, may be destroyed and cause them to be destroyed accordingly. 
(3) No damages shall be payable in respect of any dog or other animal destroyed or otherwise disposed of under this section. 
(4) No one, being the owner or person incharge of any dog, shall allow it to be at large in any public place without being muzzled and without being secured by a chain lead in any case in which 
(a) he knows that the dog is likely to annoy or intimidate any person; 
(b) the Commissioner has, by public notice during the prevalence of rabies, directed that dogs shall not be at large without muzzled and chain leads. 
(5) No one shall- 
(a) allow any ferocious dog which belongs to him or is in his charge to be at large without being muzzled; or 
(b) set on or urge any dog or other animal to attack, worry or intimidate any person; or 
(c) knowing or having reason to believe that any dog or animal belonging to him or in his charge has been bitten by any animal suffering or reasonably suspected to be suffering from rabies, fail or neglect to give immediate information of the fact to the Commissioner or give information which is false. 

 

320. Provision of municipal markets and slaughter houses (1) The Commissioner, when authorised by the Corporation in this behalf may provide and maintain municipal markets and slaughter houses in such number as he thinks fit together with stalls, shops, sheds, pens and other buildings and conveniences for the use of persons carrying on trade or business in, or frequenting such markets or slaughter houses and may provide and maintain in such markets, buildings and places, machines, weights, scales and measures for the weighment or measurement of goods sold therein. (2) Municipal markets and slaughter houses shall be under the control of the Commissioner who may at any time, by public notice, close any municipal market or slaughter house or any part thereof. 

321. Use of Municipal markets. (1) No person shall, without the general or special permission in writing of the Commissioner, sell or expose for the sale of any animal or article in any municipal market. (2) Any person contravening the provisions of sub-section (1), and any animal or article exposed for sale by such person, may be summarily removed from the market by or under the orders of the Commissioner or any officer or employee of the Corporation authorised by the Commissioner in this behalf. 

322. Private markets and slaughter houses. (1) No place other than a municipal market shall be used as a market, unless such place has been licensed as a market by the Commissioner. (2) No place other than a municipal slaughter house shall be used as slaughter house: Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall be deemed- (a) to restrict the slaughter of any animal in any place on the occasion of any religious festival or ceremony, subject to such conditions as the Commissioner may, by public or special notice, impose in this behalf; or (b) to prevent the Commissioner, with the sanction of the Corporation, from setting apart place for the slaughter of animals in accordance with religious custom. 

324. Prohibition of keeping markets open without Licence etc. (1) No person shall keep open for public use any market in respect of which a licence is required by or under this Act without obtaining a licence therefore or while the licence therefore is suspended or after the same has been cancelled. (2) When a licence to open a private market is granted or refused or is suspended or cancelled, the Commissioner shall cause a notice of the grant, refusal, suspension or cancellation to be posted in such language or languages as he thinks necessary in some conspicuous place by or near the entrance to the place to which the notice relates. 

325. Prohibition of use of unlicensed markets No person knowing that any market has been opened to the public without a licence having been obtained thereof when such licence is required by or under this Act or that the licence granted therefore is for the time being suspended or that it has been cancelled, shall sell or expose for sale any animal or article in such market 

241. Prohibition of tethering of animals and milking of cattle 

(1) No person shall tether any animal or cause or permit the same to be tethered in any public street. 

(2) No person shall milk or cause or permit to be milked any cow or buffalo in any street. 
(3) Any animal tethered or any cow or any buffalo found being milked as aforesaid in any street may be removed by the Commissioner or any Corporation Officer or employee and be impounded and dealt with under the provisions of the cattle Trespass Act; 1871 (Central Act 1 of 1871). 

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THE HIMACHAL PRADESH MUNICIPAL CORPORATION ACT, 1994 

125. Power of seizure of vehicles and animals in case of nonpayments of tax thereon.- (1) If the tax on any vehicle or animal is not paid, then instead of proceeding against the defaulter by distraint and sale of his other movable property the commissioner may, at any time after the tax has become due, seize and detain the vehicle or animal or both, and if the owner or other person entitled thereto does not within seven days in respect of a vehicle and two days in respect of animal from the date of such seizure and detention, claim the sale and pay the tax due together with the charges incurred in connection with the seizure and detention, the Commissioner may cause the same to be sold and apply the proceeds to the sale or such part thereof as is required in the discharge of the sum due and the charges incurred as aforesaid. (2) The surplus, if any, remaining after the application of the sale proceeds under sub-section (1) shall, immediately after the sale of the property be credited to the Corporation Fund and notice of such credit shall be given at the same time to the person whose property has been sold or his legal representative and if the same, is claimed by written application to the Commissioner within one year from the date of the notice a refund thereof shall be made to such person or his representative. (3) Any surplus not claimed within one year as aforesaid shall be the property of the Corporation. 

304. Registration and control of dogs.- (1) The Corporation may, by bye-laws made in this behalf,- 

(a) require the registration by the registering authority appointed by the Commissioner in this behalf of all dogs kept within the municipal areas ; (b) require that every registered dog shall wear a collar to which shall be attached a metal token to be issued by the registering authority, and fix the fee payable for the issue thereof ; (c) require that any dog which has not been registered or which is not wearing such token shall, if found in any public place, be detained at a place set apart for the purpose ; and (d) fix the fee which shall be charged for such detention and provide that any such dog shall be liable to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of unless it is claimed and the fee in respect thereof is paid within one week. 

(2) The Commissioner may,- (a) cause to be destroyed or to be confined for such period as he may direct, any dog or other animal which is, or is reasonably suspected to be, suffering from rabbis, or which has been bitten by any dog or other animal suffering or suspected to be suffering from rabbis ; (b) by public notice direct that, after such date as may be specified in the notice, dogs which are without collars or without marks, distinguishing them as private property and are found straying on the streets or beyond the enclosures of the houses of their owners, if any, may be destroyed and cause them to be destroyed accordingly. 

(3) No damages shall be payable in respect of any dog or other animals destroyed or otherwise disposed of under this section. 

(4) No one, being the owner or person incharge of any dog, shall allow it to be at large in any public street or public place without being muzzled and without being secured by a chain lead in any case in which – (a) he knows that the dog is likely to annoy or intimidate any person; (b) the Commissioner has, by public notice during the prevalence of rabbis, directed that dogs shall not be at large without muzzled and chain leads. 

(5) No one shall – (a) allow any ferocious dog which belongs to him or is in his charge to be at large without being muzzled; or 

(b) set on or urge any dog or other animal to attack, worry or intimidate any person ; or (c) knowing or having reason to believe that any dog or animal belonging to him or in his charge has been bitten by any animal suffering or reasonably suspected to be suffering from rabbis, fail or neglect to give immediate information of the fact to the Commissioner or give information which is false. 

313. Provision of municipal markets and slaughter houses.- (1) The Commissioner, when authorised by the Corporation in this behalf, may provide and maintain municipal markets and slaughter houses in such number as he thinks fit together with stalls, shops, sheds, pens and other buildings and conveniences for the use of persons carrying on trade or business in, or frequenting such markets or slaughter houses and may provide and maintain in such markets, buildings and places, machines, weights scales and measures for the weighment or measurement of goods sold therein. (2) Municipal markets and slaughter houses shall be under the control of the Commissioner who may at any time, by public notice, close any municipal market or slaughter house or any part thereof.  

314. Use of municipal markets.- (1) No person shall, without the general or special permission in writing of the Commissioner, sell or expose for the sale of any animal or article in any municipal market. (2) Any person contravening the provisions of sub-section (1), and any animal or article exposed for sale by such person, may be summarily removed from the market by or under the orders of the Commissioner or any officer or employees of the Corporation authorised by the Commissioner in this behalf. 

315. Private markets and slaughter houses.- (1) No place other than a municipal market shall be used as a market unless such place has been licensed as a market by the Commissioner. (2) No place other than a municipal slaughter house shall be used as slaughter house: Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall be deemed- (a) to restrict the slaughter of any animal in any place on the occasion of any religious festival or ceremony, subject to such conditions as the Commissioner may, by public or special notice, impose in this behalf, or (b) to prevent the Commissioner, with the sanction of the Corporation, from setting apart places for the slaughter of animals in accordance with religious customs. 

317. Prohibition of keeping markets open without licence etc.- (1) No person shall keep open for public use any market in respect of which a licence is required by or under this Act without obtaining a licence therefor or while the licence therefor is suspended or after the same has been cancelled. (2) When a licence to open a private market is granted or refused or is suspended or cancelled, the Commissioner shall cause a notice of grant, refusal, suspension or cancellation to be pasted in such language or languages as he thinks necessary in some conspicuous place by or near the entrance to the place to which the notice relates.  

318. Prohibition of use of unlicensed market.- No persons knowing that any market has been opened to the public without a licence having been obtained thereof when such licence is required by or under this Act or that the licence granted therefor is for the time being suspended or that it has been cancelled, shall sell or expose for sale any animal or article in such market. 

319. Prohibition of business and trade.- (1) No animal or article shall be sold or exposed for sale within a distance of one hundred metres of any municipal market or licenced private market without the permission of the Commissioner. (2) Any person contravening the provision of sub-section (1) and any animal or article exposed for sale by such person may be summarily removed by or under the order or the Commissioner or any officer or employee of the Corporation appointed by him in this behalf. 

233. Prohibition of tethering of animals and milking of cattle.- (1) No person shall tether any animal or cause or permit the same to be tethered in any public street. (2) No person shall milk or cause or permit to be milked any cow or buffalo in any street. (3) Any animal tethered or any cow or any buffalo found being milked as aforesaid in any street may be removed by the Commissioner or any Corporation Officer or employee and be impounded and dealt with under the provisions of the Cattle Trespass Act, 1871 (1 of 1871). 

 

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THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR MUNICIPAL ACT, 2000 

112. Disposal of mad and stray dogs and other animals. ––(1) The municipality may— (a) authorise any person–– (i) to destroy, or cause to be destroyed, or confine, or cause to be confined for such period as the municipality may direct, any dog or other animal suffering or reasonably suspected to be suffering from rabies, or bitten by any dog or other animal suffering or suspected as aforesaid ; (ii) to confine, or cause to be confined any dogs found wandering about streets or public places without collars or other marks distinguishing them as private property and charge a fee for such detention and destroy or otherwise dispose of any such dog if it is not claimed within one week and the fee is not paid ; (b) issue a temporary or standing order that any dogs without collars or other marks, distinguishing them as private property, found straying on the streets or beyond the enclosures of the houses of the owners of such dogs may be destroyed and destroy or cause them to be destroyed accordingly. Public notice shall be given of every such order. (2) No damages shall be payable in respect of any dog or other animal destroyed or otherwise disposed of under this section. 

113. Dogs not to be at large.–– Whoever, being the owner or person incharge of any dog, neglects to restrain it so that it shall not be at large in any street without a muzzle–– (a) if such dog is likely to annoy or intimidate passengers ; or (b) if the municipality has by public notice during the prevalence of rabies directed that dogs shall not be at large without muzzles, shall be punishable with a fine which shall not be less than one thousand rupees and more than two thousand rupees. 

202. General bye-laws.–– A municipality may, and shall if so required by the State Government by bye-laws 

(20) provide for the registration of all or any specified classes of dogs, and in particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing–– (i) provide for the imposition of an annual fee for such registration; 

(ii) require that every registered dog shall wear a collar to which shall be attached a metal token to be issued by the municipality ; (iii) provide that any dog not registered and wearing such token, may, if found in any public place be detained at a place to be set apart for the purpose and will be liable to be treated by any other efficacies and medically well-established method of treatment or otherwise disposed of after a period to be specified in the bye-laws  

172. Places for slaughter of animals for sale. ––(1) The municipality may, and shall when so required by the State Government, fix premises with the approval of Deputy Commissioner either within or without the limits of the municipal area for the slaughter of animals for sale, or of any specified description of such animals, and may, with the like approval, grant and withdraw licences for the use of such premises, or if they belong to the municipality, charge rent or fees for the use of the same. (2) When such premises have been fixed by the municipality beyond municipal limits, it shall inspect and regulate the same in accordance with the bye-laws, as if they were within those limits. (3) When any such premises have been fixed no person shall slaughter any such animal for sale within the municipal area at any other place. (4) Any person who slaughters, for sale any animal at any place within a municipal area other than one fixed by the municipality under this section, if any places have been so fixed, shall be punishable with a fine which shall not be less than one hundred rupees and more than one thousand rupees. 

173. Disposal of dead animal. ––(1) Whenever any animal in the charge of any person dies otherwise than by slaughter either for sale or for some religious purpose, the person incharge thereof shall within twenty-four hours either–– (a) convey the carcass to a place, if any, fixed by the municipality under section 154 for the disposal of the dead bodies of animals or to any place at least one kilometre beyond the limits of municipal area ; (b) give notice of the death to the municipality whereupon the municipality shall cause the carcass to be disposed of. (2) In respect of the disposal of the dead body of an animal under clause (b) of sub-section (1) the municipality may charge such fees as the municipality may, by public notice have prescribed. (3) For the purposes of this section the word “animal” shall be deemed to mean all homed cattle, elephants, camels, horses, ponies, asses, mules, deer, sheep, goats, swine and other large animals. (4) Any person bound to act in accordance with sub-section (1) of this section shall, if he fails so to act, be punishable with a fine which shall not be less than one hundred rupees and more than one thousand rupees. 

225. Power to inspect places for sale of food or drink etc. and to seize unwholesome articles exposed for sale.–– The municipality or the Executive Officer or the Secretary, as the case may be, may authorise any person at all reasonable times to enter into and to inspect any market, building, shop, stall or place for the sale of food or drink for man, or as a slaughter-house, or for the sale of drugs, and to inspect and examine any food or drink, animal or drugs which may be therein ; and, if any article of food or drink, or any animal therein appears to be intended for the consumption of man to be unfit may seize and remove the same or may cause it to be destroyed or to be so disposed of as to prevent its being exposed for sale or used for such consumption ; and in case it is reasonably suspected that any drug is adulterated in such manner as to lessen its efficiency or to change its operation or to render it noxious, to remove the same giving a receipt therefor, and to cause the owner thereof to be brought before a Magistrate for enquiry whether any offence has been committed in respect thereof, and for orders as to the disposal of the said drug. 

226. Inspections of place for illicit slaughter of animals.–– If there are reasonable grounds for believing that any animal has been, is being, or is about to be slaughtered in any place or premises not fixed for such purpose under section 172 or in contravention of any bye-laws made under sub-clause (i) of clause (5) of section 202, the municipality or Executive Officer/Secretary or any person authorised by it or him in this behalf may, at all reasonable times, enter into and inspect any place or premises : Provided that no entry shall be made under the provisions of this section without an order in writing from the President or from the Health Officer. Such order shall specify the place or premises to be entered and the locality in which same is situated and the period which shall not exceed seven days for which it is to remain in force. 

150. Feeding animals on deleterious substances.–– Whoever feeds or allows to be fed any animal, which is kept for dairy purposes or may be used for food, on deleterious substances, filth or refuse of any kind, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees. 

12. 

THE JHARKHAND MUNICIPAL ACT, 2011 

70. Municipal Functions: (1) Every municipality shall provide on its own or arrange to provide through any agency the following functions and services- 

(xii) Issue of licence to domestic pet animals and destruction of stray dogs 

155. Power to levy fees and fines. (1) The municipality shall have the power to levy fees in exercise of the regulatory powers vested in it by or under this Act or the rules or the regulations made thereunder for- 

(c) licensing of  

(iv) animals, 

307. Municipal markets, slaughterhouses and stockyards. – All markets, slaughterhouses and stockyards which belong to or are maintained by the municipality shall be called municipal markets, municipal slaughter houses and municipal stockyards. All other markets, slaughterhouses and stockyards shall be deemed to be private. 

308. Establishment of municipal markets, slaughterhouses and stockyards – (1) The Municipal Commissioner or the Executive Officer, when authorised by the municipality in this behalf may – (a) construct, purchase, take on lease or otherwise acquire any land or building for the purposes of establishing a new municipal market or a new municipal stockyard or of extending or improving any existing municipal market, municipal slaughterhouse, or municipal stockyard, as the case may be; and (b) from time to time, build and maintain such municipal markets, municipal slaughterhouses and municipal stockyards and such stalls, shops, sheds, pens and other buildings or conveniences for the use of persons carrying on trade or business therein or frequenting such markets, slaughterhouses or stockyards and charge rent, tolls and fees for the right to expose goods for sale in such markets and for the use of shops or stalls standing thereon and may provide and maintain any such markets, buildings or other places, machines, weights, scales and measures for the weighment of goods sold thereon. 

310.Places for Slaughter of animals for sale – (1) The municipality may, and when required by the State Government shall, fix places, within the limits of municipality, and grant or withdraw license for use of such places for the slaughter of animals for sale. (2). When any such premises have been fixed, no person shall slaughter any animal for sale at any other place. (3). Any person who slaughters for sale any animal at any place other than the one fixed by the municipality shall be punishable with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees. 

311.Closing of Markets: Subject to such directions as the municipality may give in this behalf, the Municipal Commissioner or the Executive Officer or any other agency, as the case may be, may, after giving a notice, close any municipal market or slaughterhouse or stockyard or any portion thereof on and from the date specified in the notice, and the premises occupied for any municipal market, slaughterhouse or stockyard or any portion thereof so closed may be disposed of as the property of the municipality 

319. Use of premises for keeping milch cattle and other animals – (1) No person shall use any premises in the municipal area – (a) as a stable for milch cattle; or (b) for the stallage or keeping of horses, camels, donkeys and animals other than milch cattle and animals intended for human food, except under and in accordance with a license granted under the provisions of the regulations made in this behalf. 

13. 

KARNATAKA MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ACT 1976 

345. Destruction of stray pigs and dogs.- If any dogs or pigs are found straying, the same may be summarily destroyed by any person authorised in that behalf in writing by the Commissioner.  

346. Licences for places in which animals are kept.- (1) The owner or occupier of any stable, veterinary infirmary, stand, shed, yard or other place in which quadrupeds are kept or taken in for purposes of profit, shall, in the first month of [every fifth year] or, in the case of a place to be newly opened, within one month before the opening of such place, apply to Commissioner for a licence. 

364. Provision of corporation slaughter-houses.- (1) The corporation shall provide a sufficient number of places for use as corporation slaughterhouses and the Commissioner may charge and levy such rents and fees for their use as the standing committee may determine, Such rents and fees shall be recoverable in the same manner as the property tax. (2) The Commissioner may farm out the collection of such rents and fees for any period not exceeding three years at a time on such terms and conditions as he may think fit. (3) Corporation slaughter-houses may be situated within the city limits or outside the limits of the city with the sanction of the Government. 

365. Licence for slaughter-houses.- (1) The owner of any place within the limits of the city or at a distance within five kilometers of such limits which is used as a slaughter house for the slaughtering of animals or for the skinning or cutting up of carcasses shall, not less than thirty days before the commencement of the year for which the licence is sought or in the case of a place to be newly opened, not less than one month before the opening of the same, apply to the Commissioner for a licence: Provided that this sub-section shall not be applicable to any area outside the limits of the city except with the previous sanction of the Government. (2) The Commissioner may by an order, and subject to such restrictions and regulations as to supervision and inspection, as he thinks fit, grant or refuse to grant such licence. 

366. Slaughter of animals during festivals and ceremonies.- The Commissioner may allow any animal to be slaughtered in such place as he thinks fit on occasions of festivals and ceremonies or as a special measure. 

367. Slaughter of animals for sale or food.- No person shall slaughter within the city except in a corporation or licensed slaughter-house any cattle, horse, sheep, goat or pig for sale or food or skin or cut up any carcass without or otherwise than in conformity with a licence from the Commissioner or dry or permit to be dried any skin in such a manner as to cause a nuisance. 

344. Prohibition in respect of keeping animals and birds and feeding animals.- No person shall,- (a) without the permission of the Commissioner or otherwise than in conformity with the terms of such permission, keep pigs in any part of the city; (b) keep any animal or bird on his premises so as to be a nuisance or so as to be dangerous; or (c) feed or permit of be fed on filth any animal, which is kept for dairy purposes or may be used for food 

14.  

The Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 

436. Prohibition of keeping of animals so as to cause nuisance or danger.— No person shall keep any animal on his premises so as to cause nuisance or danger to any person in the neighbourhood, 

437. Licensing of dogs.— No person shall keep any dog except with a licence obtaining from the Secretary and every owner shall cause his dog to be inoculated against rabies. 

452. Provision of Municipal Slaughter house.— (1) Every Municipality shall provide sufficient number of places for the use as municipal slaughter houses and may charge rents and fees at such rates as it may think fit for use thereof. But, if any complaint is received regarding the conduct of such slaughter houses from nearby residents, steps shall be taken to start such slaughterhouses only after examining such complaints in detail. (2) The Municipality maya) place such slaughter houses under the management of such persons as may appear to it proper for the collection of such rents and fees, or. (b) farm out such collection on such terms and conditions as it may think fit for any period not exceeding three years at a time. [(3) The Municipality shall make necessary arrangements for maintaining the municipal slaughter houses in a hygienic manner and for the disposal of waste.] 453. Licence for slaughter house.— (1) The owner of any place within a municipal area which is used as a slaughter house for the slaughtering of animals or for the skinning or cutting up of any carcasses shall, in the first month of every year or in case of place to be newly opened, one month before the opening of the same, apply to the Secretary for a licence. (2) The Secretary may, by order and subject to such restrictions and regulations as to supervision and inspection as he thinks fit, grant or refuse to grant such licence. [(3) Every person to whom a licence has been issued under sub-section (2) shall maintain the slaughter house in a hygienic manner and make necessary arrangements for the disposal of waste, failing which, the Secretary shall cancel the said licence forthwith.] 

454. Slaughter of animals during festivals and ceremonies.— The Secretary may allow any animal to be slaughtered in such places as he thinks fit on occasions of festivals and ceremonies as a special measure.  

455. Slaughter of animals and skinning or cutting carcasses.— (1) No person shall slaughter within a municipal area except in a public or licensed slaughter house any cattle, sheep, goat or pig for sale as food without or otherwise than in conformity with a licence from the Secretary. But no sale of meat as food, prepared after slaughtering, shall be made unless it is subjected to the inspection at the spot where slaughter was done by the officers prescribed. (2) No person shall skin or cut up any carcass without or otherwise than in conformity with a licence from the Secretary or dry or permit to be dried any skin in such manner as to cause a nuisance. 

435. Prohibition of feeding of certain animals on filth.— No person shall feed or permit any animal, which is kept by him for dairy purpose or which may be used for food, to be fed on filth 

456. Regulation of milk trade.— (1) No person shall without or otherwise than in conformity with a licence from the Secretary- (a) carry on within a municipal area the trade or business of a dealer in or importer or seller or hawker of milk or dairy produce; (b) use any place in a municipal area for the sale of milk or dairy produce; Provided that no such licence shall be granted to any person who is suffering from a dangerous disease. 

 

15. 

THE MADHYA PRADESH MUNICIPAL CORPORATION ACT, 1956 

356. Allowing dogs to be at large. 

Whoever, being the owner or person incharge of any dog, allows it to be at large in any street without a muzzle- (a) if such dog is likely to annoy or intimidate passers-by; or (b) if the Commissioner has by notice in the manner prescribed by byelaws during the prevalence of rabies directed that dogs shall not be at large without muzzles; shall be punished with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees. 

255. Selling animals, meat, etc., outside a market without a licence.- (1) Without a licence from the Commissioner no person shall sell or expose for sale any animal or any meat or fish intended for human food in any place other than a Corporation or licensed market. (2) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall apply to meat or fish sold in any hotel or eating house for consumption on the premises. 

257. Places for slaughter of animals for sale.- The Corporation may and when required by the Government shall fix places, either within or with the approval of the Government without the limits of the city for the slaughter of animals or of any specified description of animals for sale, and may with the like approval grant and withdraw licences for the use of such premises, or if they belong to the Corporation may charge rent or fees for the use of the same. (2) When such places have been fixed by the Corporation beyond municipal limits it shall have the same power to make byelaws for the inspection and proper regulation of the same as if they were within those limits. (3) When any such premises have been fixed no person shall slaughter any such animal for sale within the city at any other place. (4) (1) No person shall without the written permission of the Corporation bring into the city for sale the flesh of any animals intended for human consumption, which has been slaughtered at any slaughter house or place not maintained or licensed under this Act. (2) Any police officer may arrest without warrant any person bringing into the city any flesh in contravention of sub-section(1). (5) Any person who slaughter for sale any animal at any place within the city other than fixed by the Corporation under this Section shall be punishable with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees. 

264.Licence required for dealing in milk etc.- No person shall, without or otherwise than in conformity with the terms of a licence granted by the Commissioner in this behalf- (a) carry on within the limits of the City the trade or business of a dealer in milk or milk products or of an importer, vendor or hawker of the same, or dairyman; or (b) use any place as a dairy or cattle pen or for the sale of milk or milk products. 

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THE MAHARASHTRA MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ACT, 1949 

127. Taxes to be imposed under this Act. - (1) For the purposes of this Act, the Corporation shall impose the following taxes, namely: 

(b) a tax on vehicles, boats and animals. 

(c) a tax on dogs 

142. Tax on vehicles, boats and animals. - Except as hereinafter provided, a tax at rates not exceeding those prescribed by order in writing by the [State] Government in this behalf from time to time shall be levied on vehicles, boats and animals of the descriptions specified in the order, when kept for use in the City for the conveyance of passengers or goods in the case of vehicles and boats and for riding, racing, draught or burden in the case of animals: 

Explanation.- A vehicle, boat or animal kept outside the limits of the City by regularly used within such limits shall be deemed to be kept for use in the City. 

(2) The Corporation shall from year to year, in accordance with section 99 determine the rates at which the tax shall be levied. 

143. Exemption from the tax. - (1) The said tax shall not be leviable in respect of, – 

(a) vehicles, boats and animals belonging to the Corporation other than vehicles or animals used exclusively for the purposes of the Transport Undertaking; 

(b) vehicles, boats and animals vesting in the [Government] and used solely for public purposes and not used or intended to be used for purposes of profit including vehicles, boats and animals belonging to the Defence Forces; 

(c) vehicles and boats intended exclusively for the conveyance free of charge of the injured, sick or dead; 

(d) children’s perambulators and tricycles; 

(e) vehicles belonging to municipal officers or servants who are required by the terms of their appointment to maintain a conveyance for the discharge of their duties: 

Provided that the exemption granted by this clause will not be available in respect of more than one vehicle for each officer or in respect of a vehicle which does not belong to the class of conveyance which the officer is required to maintain; 

(f) vehicles or boats kept by bona fide dealers in vehicles or boats for sale merely, and not used: 

Provided that a tax at such rate as the Corporation shall with the approval of the [State] Government fix in this behalf shall be levied half yearly in advance from every dealer in motor, vehicles for every seven motor vehicles in respect of which a Trade Certificate is issued to him under rules made under [the Motor Vehicles Act, 1939.] 

(2) If any question arises under clause (b) of sub-section (I) whether any vehicle, boat or animal vesting in the [Government] is or is not used or intended to be used for the purposes of profit, such question shall be determined by the [State] Government whose decision shall be final. 

327. What to be deemed municipal markets and slaughter-houses. - All markets and slaughter-houses which belong to or are maintained by the Corporation shall be called “municipal markets” or “municipal slaughter-houses”. All other markets and slaughter-houses shall be deemed to be private. 

328. Provisions of new municipal markets and slaughter-houses. - (1) The Commissioner, when authorised by the Corporation in this behalf, may construct, purchase, take on lease or otherwise acquire any building or land for the purpose of establishing a municipal market or a municipal slaughter-house or stock-yard or of extending or improving any existing municipal market or slaughterhouse, and may from time to time build and maintain such municipal markets, slaughter-houses and stock-yards and such stalls, shops, sheds, pens and other buildings or conveniences for the use of the persons carrying on trade or business in, or frequenting, such municipal markets, slaughter-houses or stock-yards, and provide and maintain in such municipal markets such buildings, places, machines, weights, scales and measures for weighing and measuring goods sold therein as he shall think fit. 

(2) Municipal slaughter-houses and stock-yards may be situated within or, with the sanction of the [State] Government, without the City. 

329. Municipal markets, slaughter-houses and stock-yards may be closed. - The Commissioner may, with the sanction of the Corporation, at any time, close any municipal market or slaughter-house or stock-yard or any portion thereof and the premises occupied for any market or slaughter-house or stock-yard or any portion thereof so closed may be disposed of as the property of the Corporation. 

330. Prohibition of sale of commodities sold in municipal markets. - It shall be lawful for the Commissioner, with the previous sanction of the Corporation, by public notice from time to time to prohibit within a distance of fifty yards of any municipal market the sale or exposure for sale of the commodities or of any of the commodities specified in the notice ordinarily sold in the said municipal market. 

(2) Any notice issued under sub-section (1) may with like sanction at any time, be cancelled or modified by the Commissioner. 

331. Opening of private markets and of private slaughter-houses. - (1) The Corporation shall, from time to time, determine whether the establishment of new private markets or the establishment or maintenance of private slaughter-houses shall be permitted in the City or in any specified portion of the City. 

(2) No person shall establish a private market for the sale of, or for the purpose of exposing for sale, animals intended for human food or any article of human food or live-stock or articles of food or live-stock or shall establish or maintain a private slaughter-house except with the sanction of the Commissioner who shall be guided in giving such, sanction by the decisions of the Corporation at the time in force under subsection (1). 

(3) When the establishment of a private market or a slaughter-house has been so sanctioned, the Commissioner shall cause a notice of such sanction to be affixed in such language or languages as the Corporation may from time to time specify on some conspicuous spot on or near the building or place where such market is to be held. 

Explanation. - For the purpose of sub-section (2), the owner or occupier of a place in which a private market or slaughter-house is established shall be deemed to have established such market. 

383. Licence required for dealing in dairy produce. - No person shall without, or otherwise than in conformity with the terms of, a licence granted by the Commissioner in this behalf- 

(a) carry on within the City the trade or business of a dairyman; 

(b) use any place in the City as a dairy or for the sale of any dairy produce 

 

17. 

THE MANIPUR MUNICIPALITIES ACT, 1994 

105. Penalty—Whoever keeps or is in possession of any cart, carriage or animal without the licence as required under this Act shall be liable to a fine not exceeding four times the fee payable by him in respect of such licence, in addition to the licence fee due. 

164. Places for slaughter of animals for sale.—(1) The Nagar Panchayat or, as the case may be, the Council may, and when required by the Government shall fix places with the approval of the State Government for slaughter of animals for sale, and the Nagar Panchayat or Council may grant and withdraw licence for the use of such premises, or, if they vest in the Nagar Panchayat or Council, may charge rent for fees of the use of the places. (2) When any such premises have been fixed, no person shall slaughter any such animal for sale within the Municipal area at any other place. (3) Any person who slaughters for sale any animals at any place within the Municipal area other than the one fixed by the Nagar Panchayat or as the case may be, the Council under this section shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees. 

165. Inspection before and after slaughter.—A Nagar Panchayat or, as the case may be, the Council shall arrange for inspection of the animal by a Veterinary Surgeon or a competent person before the animal is killed and may also arrange for inspection of the meat and organs for the purpose of certification, as may be laid down by bye-laws of the meat for use as food. 

166. Licensing of butcher.—No person shall carry on the profession of a butcher except under a licence from the municipality. 

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18. 

THE MEGHALAYA MUNICIPAL ACT, 1973 

 

226. Markets slaughter-houses, etc, to be properly drained– (1) Every owner, occupier or farmer of a market, or of any place for the sale of meat, poultry, fish or vegetables, or any slaughter-house, within the limits of a municipality, shall make or cause such drains to be made therein shall be considered sufficient by the Board, and if required to do so by the Board, shall cause all the floors and drains to be paved with stone or burnt brick, and cemented, and shall also cause a supply of water to be provided, sufficient for keeping such market, place or slaughter-house in a clean and wholesome state and shall also provide adequate ventilation, lighting of shops and stalls and passages and ways to or in such market. 

229. Certain offensive and dangerous trades not to be established within the limits to be fixed by the Board without license– (1) Within such local limits as may be fixed by the Board at a meeting, no place shall be used with out license from the Board which shall be renewable annually, for any of the following purposes, namely: – 

(f) as tannery, slaughter-house 

234. Power to order the use of slaughter houses and the carrying on of dangerous and offensive trade to be discontinued– (1) If it be shown to the satisfaction of the Board at a meeting that nay place license under Section 229 causes any nuisance or is injurious to the health of the neighbourhood, it may notwithstanding anything contained in the said section, give notice to the occupier to discontinue the use of such place within one month after the date of such notice: Provided that such notice shall be given until the license shall have been given reasonable opportunity of showing cause against such notice and the Board shall refund so much of any fee levied in respect of such place under Section 68, sub-section (2) as may be proportionate to the unexpected portion of the year for which the license was granted. (2) If any person, after the expiration of the time specified in a notice issued by the Board under the provisions of sub-section (1), uses or permits to be used the place specified in such notice in such a manner as to be a nuisance or injurious to the health of the neighbourhood, he shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred rupees and to a further fine not exceeding forty rupees for each day during which the offence is continued after he has been convicted of such offence. 

 

19. 

THE MIZORAM MUNICIPALITIES ACT, 2007 

178.Licenses for places in which animals are kept: (1) The owner or occupier of any stable, veterinary infirmary, stand, shed, yard, or other place in which quadrupeds are kept or taken in for purposes of profit shall apply to Executive Council for a licence not less than thirty and not more than ninety days before opening of such place, or the commencement of the year for which the licence is sought to be renewed, as the case may be. (2) The Executive Council may, by an order and under such restrictions and regulations as it thinks fit, grant or refuse to grant such licence. (3) No person shall without or otherwise than in conformity with a licence use any place for such purpose. 

192.Provision of municipal slaughter-houses: (1) The Municipalities shall provide a sufficient number of places for use as municipal slaughter-houses and may charge rents and fees for their use at such rates as it may think fit. (2) The Municipality may – (a) place the collection of such rents and fees under the management of such persons as may appear to it proper; or (b) farm out such collection for any period not exceeding three years at a time and on such terms and conditions as it may think fit. (3) Municipal slaughter-houses may be situated within or with the sanction of the State Government, outside the municipal area. 193.Licence for slaughter-houses: (1) The owner of any place within municipal limits or at a distance within three miles of such limits which has been in use before the commencement of this Act as a slaughter-house for the slaughtering of animals or for the skinning or cutting up of any carcasses, shall apply to the Executive Council for a licence not less than thirty and not more than ninety days before the opening of such place as a slaughter-houses or the commencement of the year for which the licence is sought to be renewed, as the case may be : Provided that this sub-section shall not take effect in any area outside the municipal limits except with the previous sanction of the State Government. (2) The Executive Council may, by an order and subject to such restrictions and regulations as to supervision and inspection as it thinks fit, grant or refuse to grant such licence. 

194.Slaughter of animals during festivals and ceremonies: The Executive Council may allow any animal to be slaughtered in such places as it thinks fit on occasions of festivals and ceremonies or as a special measure. 

195.Slaughter of animals for sale as food: No person shall slaughter within the Municipality, except in a public or licensed slaughter-house, any cattle, horse, goat or pig for sale as food or skin or cut up any carcass without or otherwise than in conformity with a licence from the Executive Council or dry or permit to be dried any skin in such a manner as to cause a nuisance: Provided that the Executive Council may authorize any person to slaughter, without licence and without the payment of any fee, any animal for the purpose of a religious ceremony 

174.Prohibition against feeding certain animals on filth: No person shall feed or permit any animal, which is kept for dairy purpose or may be used for food, to be fed on filth. 

196.Regulation of milk trade: (1) No person shall without or otherwise than in conformity with a licence from the Executive Council – (a) carry on within the Municipality the trade or business of a dealer in or importer or seller or hawker of milk or dairy produce; (b) use any place in the Municipality for the sale of milk or dairy produce : Provided that no such licence shall be given to any person who is suffering from dangerous disease. (2) Such licence may be refused or may be granted on such conditions as the Executive Council may deem necessary which may extend to the construction, ventilation, conservancy, supervision and inspection of the premises, whether within or without municipal limits, where the animals, from which the milk-supply is derived are kept 

20. 

THE NAGALAND MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 

454. Suffering dogs not to be at large :- No person, being the owner or pet-son in charge of any dog, shall neglect to restrain it so !hat it shall be at large in any street without a muzzle,- (c) if such dog is likely LO annoy or intimidate public; or (d) if the Municipality has by the public notice during the prevalence of rabies, directed that dogs shall not be at large without muzzles. 

389. Private markets and slaughter houses :- 

1) No place other than a Municipal market shall be used as a market unless such place has been licensed as market by the Chief Officer of the Municipality under section 399. (2) No place other than municipal slaughter house, shall be used as a slaughter house: Provided that nothing in his subsection shall be deemed, (a) to restrict the slaughter of any animal in any place on the occasion of any religious festival or ‘ ceremony, subject to such conditions where non- I compliance with which, shall be punishable under this Act, as the Chief Officer may, by public or special notice, impose in this behalf; or (b) to prevent the Chief Officer from setting apart with the sanction of the Municipality any place for the slaughter of animals in accordance with . religious custom.  

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