Unformatted text preview: he law, effectively harnessed, can become the most potent weapon in the fight against animal
abuse and exploitation. Interpreted with courage and compassion, it can extend the maximum
protection to living beings that cannot speak or fight for themselves.
“Animals are an integral part of the Indian economy and ecology. In their protection lies our own
survival. Yet Animal Law has remained a largely neglected arena with few people even aware of
the existence of codes that govern our use of animals. As a result, animals in our country have
suffered enormous violence victimization.
“To bring about the ethical treatment of animals it is necessary to make Animal Law both familiar
and accessible. The book is a first step in that direction. It is a comprehensive compilation of the
law as it applies to draught, domestic, wild, experimental, meat, performing, and even pet animals.
It is designed to provide the layperson with a fundamental understanding and working knowledge
of these laws as well as equip the expert with a clear, concise, easily referred-to resource. It is a
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