The Karnataka Excessive Court docket has directed the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) to depute officers to examine and report on the situation of the horses on the Bangalore Turf Membership (BTC).
A PIL contended that an inspection was not carried out, regardless of it being obligatory as per the Performing Animals (Registration) Guidelines, 2000.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka was listening to the PIL filed by Compassion Limitless Plus Motion (CUPA).
The petition mentioned that there are roughly 900 horses stabled on the BTC. In addition to registering with the Recognised Turf Authority, every horse has to even be registered with the AWBI below Part 3 of the principles as they’re performing animals.
The petition alleged that there have been a sequence of violations by the BTC.
The counsel for the petitioner mentioned that being the authority accountable to manage licences and its validity, AWBI has to conduct an enquiry into the deaths and violations of situations of registration.
In line with the petition, almost 40 horses have been put down by the BTC up to now six months and AWBI has remained a silent spectator.
The excessive court docket directed the AWBI to depute officers designated by the Central authorities to examine the horses at BTC and submit a report.