Priya Chetty-Rajagopal, the founder of CJ Memorial Trust, told The Quint that many provisions in the draft bill are still not clear and it has, therefore, led to some confusion.
“The draft bill’s definition of a community animal has created more confusion. What happens to stray animals/dogs in these cases? The law should be amended in such a way that both animals and humans are safe,” she said.
It also would be wrong to assume the west is the hallmark when it comes to animal rights, she said.
“India was one of the first countries to ban cosmetic testing on animals and unlike in Florida in the USA, if a dog is not owned by an individual or organsation, the dog is put to death. In India, we don’t have any such law. We do have laws but there is a huge bottleneck in their implementation. The agencies need to work towards that, ” she added.