Protection and Management of Stray Animals: Need to recognize Right to Life of Humans and Non-humans under Article 21


Utkarsh Seth*


Published on March 30, 2022 | Manuscript Number: 2022/LWLR/30102 | Page Numbers: 102-113

Abstract: The problem of stray animals is very prominent in India which is hindering the right to life of human beings. The recognition of the right to life of non-human animals will have two benefits; firstly, the residential localities, roads, and highways will be stray animals free which would ultimately reduce accidents, noise pollution, filth in public places making India a better place to live. Secondly, it will reduce the cases of human cruelty towards non-humans, the establishment of kennels or animal pounds will provide a definite place to live where there is sufficient availability of food, water, and medical facilities. The only need of the hour is that Government should come up with such a piece of legislation that would provide a mechanism to protect and manage the stray population.

Keywords: Humans, Non-human animals, Right to Life, Stray Animals.

*Khalsa College of Law, Amritsar

Cite as: Utkarsh Seth, Protection and Management of Stray Animals: Need to recognize Right to Life of Humans and Non-humans under Article 21 (2022) 1(3) LKO. L. REV. 102