THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO DRAUGHT AND

PACK ANIMALS RULES, 1965.

(as amended upto 9th December, 1968)*

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 38'of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (59 of 1960), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, the same having been previously published as required by sub-section (i) of that section, namely

The Prevention of Cruelty to Draught and Pack Animals Rules, 1965

1. Short title and commencement:

(1)These rules may be called the Prevention of Cruelty to Drought and Pack Animals Rules, 1965.

    1. They shall come into force in any State on such date as the State Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint.

2. Definitions

    1. In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires

    1. "large bullock" or "large buffalo" respectively means a bullock or buffalo, the weight of which exceeds 350 kilograms ;
    2. "medium bullock" or "medium buffalo" respectively means a bullock or buffalo, the weight of which exceeds 250 kilograms, but does not exceed 350 kilograms"small bullock" or
    3. "small buffalo" respectively means a bullock or buffalo, the weight of which does not exceed 250 kilograms ;
    4. "street" includes any way, road, lane, square, alley or passage, whether a throughfare or not over which the public have a right of way; "vehicle" means a wheeled conveyance of any description which is capable of being used as such on any street.

  1. For the purposes of clauses (a), (b) and (c) of sub-rule (1), the weight of an animal shall be determined by applying any of the following formulae, namely:
length x Girth 2 in cms.
------------------------ = Weight of animal in kgms
         10838 

or

 9(length in cms. x Girth in cms²)
----------------------------------
           1,00,000

3.Maximum loads for draught animals:

    1. No person shall cause any animal specified in column 1 of the table below to draw a vehicle of the kind described in the corresponding entry in column 2 thereof if it carries a load in excess of the weight specified in the corresponding entry in column 3 thereof.

S.No.

1

2

3

 

Small bullock or small buffalo

Two-wheeled vehicle

 
   

a) if fitted with ball bearing

1000 kilograms

   

b)if fitted with pneumatic tyres

750 kilograms

   

c)if not fitted with pneumatic tyres

500 kilograms

2.

Medium bullock or medium buffalo

Two-wheeled vehicle

 
   

a) if fitted with ball bearing

1400 kilograms

   

b)if fitted with pneumatic tyres

1050 kilograms

   

c)if not fitted with pneumatic tyres

900 kilograms

3.

Large bullock or large buffalo

Tow-wheeled -vehicle

 
   

a) if fitted with ball bearing

1800 kilograms

   

b)if fitted with pneumatic tyres

1350 kilograms

   

c)if not fitted with pneumatic tyres

900 kilograms

4.

Horse or mule

Two- wheeled vehicle

 
   

a)if fitted with pneumatic tyres

750 kilograms

   

b)if not fitted with pneumatic tyres

500 kilograms

5.

Pony

Two -Wheeled vehicle

 
   

a)if fitted with pneumatic tyres

600 kilograms

   

b)if not fitted with pneumatic tyres

400 kilograms

6.

Camel

Two-Wheeled Vehicle

1000 kilograms

  1. Where the vehicle to be drawn is a four-wheeled vehicle, weight specified in column 3 of the said table shall, in each case, be read as being one and a quarter times and, if the four-wheeled vehicle is one fitted with pneumatic tyres, as being one and a half times, as much as the weight so specified.
  2. Where the vehicle, whether two-wheeled or four-wheeled is to be drawn by two animals of either species referred to in each of the entries in column 1 ofmthe said table, the weight specified in the corresponding entry in column 3 thereof shall be read as being twice, and, if the vehicle is one fitted with pneumatic tyres, as being two and a half times as much as the weight so specified.
  3. Where the route by which a vehicle is to be drawn involves an ascent for not less than one kilometer and the gradient is more than three meters in a distance of thirty meters, the weight specified in column 3 of the said table shall, in each case, be read as being one-half of what is so specified.

Explanation 1: The weights specified in this rule shall be inclusive or the weight of the

vehicle.

Explanation 2: In calculating any weight for the purpose of this rule, fractions shall be

disregarded.

4. Maximum load for certain pack animals:

No person shall cause any animal specified in column 1 of the table below to carry any load in excess of the weight specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 thereof.

S.No.

1

2

1

Small bullock or buffalo

100 kilograms

2

Medium bullock or buffalo

150 kilograms

3

Large bullock or buffalo

175 kilograms

4

Pony

70 kilograms

5

Mule

200 kilograms

6

Donkey

50 kilograms

7

7. Camel

250 kilograms

5. Maximum number of passengers for animal drawn vehicles :

No person in charge of any vehicle drawn by any animal referred to in column I of the table under sub-rule (1) or rule 3 shall allow more than four persons, excluding the driver and children below 6 years of age, to ride on the vehicle.

6. General Conditions for use of draught and pack animals :

No person shall use or cause to be used any animal for drawing any vehicle or carrying any load

  1. for more than nine hours in a day in the aggregate.
  2. for more than five hours continuously without a break for rest for the animal
  3. in any area where the temperature exceeds 37'C (99'F) during the period between12.00 noon and 3.00 p.m.