Taking serious note of violation of the provisions in the Act for animals, the Bombay high court has granted a stay on a cockfight that was scheduled to take place in Ulhasnagar Thursday.
A stay on the cockfight was granted while hearing a public interest litigation filed by N.G. Jayasimha, the director of the Humane Society International, India, and an animal welfare organisation based in Hyderabad. Justice Gautam S. Patel in his order,
passed on Tuesday said, “This (the cockfight) is ex facie illegal and contrary to the provisions of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.”