Ans: Under Section 2 (h), of The Performing Animals Rules, 2001Performing animal is an animal which is used at or for the purpose of any entertainment including a film or an equine event to which the public are admitted.
Ans: The animal owner having animals to be performed in Films or for other entertainment purposes should apply online for registrationof animals after login at http://ospar.nic.in.
Ans: The copy of the documents i.e.fitness certificate by a registered veterinarian (VCI/SVC), Self-declaration, copy of the photo identity / address proof etc. are to be uploaded alongwith the online application.
Ans: A sum of Rs.500/- is to be submitted online alongwith the application for registration of animals by the animal owner. The link and other details may be seen in the online application.
Ans: Yes, each animal owner will be provided with a unique registration number.
Ans: After obtaining registration number, the animal owner shall submit monthly report and can edit/ update the details of registered animals.
Ans: The monthly report alongwith the fitness certificate of animals should be submitted on or before 7th of every month.
Ans: The animal owner has to apply for pre-shoot permission of the film alongwiththe details of the production company after registration of the animals by him.
Ans: The following documents are required for obtaining the Pre-shoot permission:
Ans: The animal owner has to inform the date of shooting of each Film/ Ad-film/ TV-Serial etc at the time of submission of online application of pre-shoot permissionat least 4 weeks or 28 days in advance to the Board.
Ans: There is no need of any permission /certification for Foreign Shot / Stock shot / Computer Graphics / Animated scenes / VFX dummy animal scenes.
Ans: The following documents are required for obtaining the certificate:
Ans: There is no need to send the hardcopies of the documents of Pre-shoot or Certificate to the Board.
Ans: Yes, if more than 10 animals are owned /used by the animal owner then a permanent Veterinary Doctor should be employed to see the healthof the animals. The details of the same along with the ID proof should be provided by the animal owner.
Ans: Yes, the permission from the Wildlife Department / Chief Wildlife Warden of the respective States / UTs is required for shooting the animals in forest area or housed in the recognised Zoo/Snake Park.
Ans: The Fitness Certificate of the dogs alongwith the dog vaccination record is necessary for registration of dogs.
Ans: The animal owner should submit the documents as per the Guidelines of the Ministry of Environment and Forests dated 8.1.2008 for the Elephants. The detailed circular is available in the website of the Board.
Ans: The wild animals like Lion, Tiger, Panther, Monkey and Bear are banned as performing animals.
Ans: The Bull is also banned as performing animals.
Ans: The production house should declare before or at the end of the film that “No Cruelty was inflicted on animals during the shooting of this Film”
Ans: The first and foremost condition is the registration of the person seeking permission to train and exhibit. Rule 3 of The Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001, provides for Application of registration stating that any person desirous of training or exhibiting performing animals has to apply for registration to the prescribed authority. Without being registered such a person is not allowed to exhibit or train any animal as a performing animal. Apart from this, Rule 8 of The Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001 lays down general conditions for registration, "the prescribed authority while granting registration may impose such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate and may impose the following conditions in granting registration namely:
Ans: Yes, Section 23 of the above mentioned Act provides procedure for registration. There are five conditions that need to be fulfilled with regard to the registration of performing animals.
Ans: The Prescribed Authority is the Animal Welfare Board of India, which is established by the Central Government.
Ans: Section 26 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 list the acts that amounts offences with regard to performing animals. Section 26 says that if any person
Ans: No. Section 27 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Acts, 1960 acts as an exemption clause. It permits the training of animals for bonafide military or police purposes. However, Section 11 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Acts, 1960 applies to those animals too. It has to be kept in mind that no animals can be treated cruelly or in a way that harms or injures them.
Ans: Yes. If it comes to the knowledge of the Police officer that the training or exhibition of any performing animal has been accompanied by unnecessary pain or suffering, Section 25 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, provides that any police officer not below the rank of sub-inspector may enter at all reasonable times and inspect any premises in which any performing animals are being trained or exhibited or kept for training or exhibition and ask for the certificate of registration from the trainer or exhibitor. Section 26 states that anyone who –
• Obstructs or wilfully delays any person or police officer from entry and inspecting the premises where the Performing Animals are kept
• Conceals any animals with a view to avoiding such inspection will be punishable on conviction with a fine, which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with imprisonment, which may extend to three months or with both.