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How to liberate a caged bird

How to liberate a caged bird
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My neighbour has abandoned his pet. What action can I take?
Abandoning an animal without any just or reasonable cause is illegal under Section 11, sub-section 1, clause (i) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960. This act amounts to animal cruelty, and you can register a complaint with the police regarding the same. Gather adequate evidence, such as voice recordings, photographic evidence and witness statements in order to make your case strong. Also ask the neighbour where he has thrown the dog and see if you can go out and bring it back. This should be done quickly as abandoned animals die very quickly as they have no idea whwre to get food and are often attacked by animals on the street. In order to register an FIR, you need to visit your local police station. The FIR is basically a written document that is prepared by the police, which has the details about your complaint (For example: locality, time, name of the complainant, alleged activity, etc.) Note, that there are no charges for filing an FIR. After that, the police conduct investigation, which may include arrests. Once the investigation has been concluded the police will record all their findings in a charge sheet. If it is deemed that there is enough proof on the charge sheet the case goes to court.
Once you get the dog, put it up for adoption (Through a Facebook link and other social media platforms, within your family and relatives, olx, etc.) and become a foster parent.
My neighbour's pet is emaciated and scrawny. What action can I take, if any?
If your neighbour's pet is emaciated and scrawny, chances are that your neighbour doesn't take due care of the pet and is negligent in providing food and water. The first thing would be to inform him that he needs to feed the pet and get him/her dewormed and treated. If he refuses gather photographic evidence and witness statements. This amounts to animal cruelty under section 11, sub-section 1 and clause (h) of Prevention to Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960. You should report this matter to the police and register an FIR for the same. In order to register an FIR, you need to visit your local police station. The FIR is a written document that is prepared by the police, which has the details about your complaint (For example: locality, time, name of the complainant, alleged activity, etc.) There are no charges for filing an FIR. After that, the police conduct investigation, which may include arrests. Once the investigation has been concluded the police will record all their findings in a charge sheet. If it is deemed that there is enough proof on the charge sheet the case goes to court. The court proceedings include the hearing of arguments, cross-examination, witness statements and presentation of other evidences etc.
Thereafter, assist the police in medical reports of the pet and rescue as well as adoption (Through a Facebook link, social media, within your family and relatives, olx, etc).
My neighbour is in possession of a wild animal. What action can I take?
Possession of the animals listed under the schedules of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 is illegal according to Section 40 of the same act. This must be reported to the Chief Wildlife Warden or the Wildlife Officer in your area. Do not forget to gather photographic evidence regarding the same. Thereafter, provide assistance and help in rescue and investigation. Alternatively, you can also contact Wildlife SOS (M: 011 4660 1096) regarding the same.
I am aware of a vendor selling caged birds. What action can I take for their release?
If the vendor is selling Indian bird species which come under the schedules of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, you must report the matter to the Wildlife department in your area, the forest rangers and to the Chief Wildlife Warden. Become a decoy, offer to buy the birds and tape and photograph the seller. Do not forget to obtain call recordings and photographic evidence. Ring 100 and get the police. Have the birds confiscated and sent to a safe place. If you know your birds and can prove they are Indian, then the seller will be arrested.
If the birds are deemed "foreign" even then the seller can be arrested under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act if the cages are too small and the birds are being kept badly.
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