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SC expresses anguish on non-adherence of guidelines by abattoir

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed its anguish that despite its orders, various guidelines and legal provisions are not followed by slaughter houses and many of them are functioning without any license in various
PTI January 30, 2014 18:17 IST
PTI
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed its anguish that despite its orders, various guidelines and legal provisions are not followed by slaughter houses and many of them are functioning without any license in various parts of the country.

“We notice that there is no periodical supervision or inspection of the various slaughter houses functioning in various parts of the country.

“Action Taken Reports would indicate that, in many States, slaughter houses are functioning without any license and even the licensed slaughter houses are also not following the various provisions as well as the guidelines issued by the MoEF, which we have already referred to in our earlier orders,” a bench comprising justices K S Radhakrishnan and Pinaki Chandra Ghosh said.

The bench noted that it had on August 23, 2012 highlighted the extreme necessity of constituting State Committees for the purpose of supervising and monitoring the implementation of provisions of concerned laws to prevent cruelty on animals but “few committees have filed their Action Taken Reports”.