Thursday, December 27, 2007
PFA seeks dislocation of monkeys as per law

A PUBLIC interest litigation seeking directions to the UT Administration and Director, PGIMER, was filed today in the Punjab and Haryana High Court by People for Animals (Haryana), Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Haryana).
The petitioner has sought directions to the UT Administration and other parties to dislocate the monkeys as well as other wild animals as per law. The petitioner has further sought directions not to use langoors to scare away monkeys from the PGI campus in Chandigarh and also in other places in Punjab and Haryana. It has been further demanded in the petition that the administration and other parties take appropriate decision as per Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 and dislocate the monkeys from the residential areas after obtaining the permission from the chief wildlife wardens of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. The petition has been adjourned by the High Court.

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