The State government on Wednesday constituted the Tamil Nadu Animal Welfare Board to ensure strict implementation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. The Board has a 14-member general body with the Chief Minister as its chairperson and an 11-member executive committee.
The Board’s functions would include establishing a societyunder the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules, 2000 and to coordinate the work and activities of all NGOs dealing with animal welfare.
Officials said the Board would advise the government on the humane methods of animal slaughter.
It would also take steps to ensure destruction of terminally ill animals by local authority or persons, whenever it becomes necessary to do so, after being rendered insensitive to pain or sufferings. The Board’s general body has a two-year tenure.
It would function from the Office of the Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services in Nandanam. Chennai.
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