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Haryana PFA chief honoured
Our Correspondent

Gurgaon, February 26
The Chairman of People for Animals, Haryana, Mr Naresh Kadyan, was honoured with the merit certificate for his services in checking cruelty to animals by the former President, Mr K. R. Narayanan, recently.

The award has been constituted by Venu Menon Animal Allies Foundation. He was awarded the certificate for his role “in bringing to light violations by major circus companies on exhibition and training of animals to the Union Ministry”.

Speaking to NCR Tribune, he said there should be a complete ban on cow slaughter and illegal smuggling of cows from one state to another. He has made a suggestion to the central government for amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, because the punishment stipulated in each section of the Act is very nominal. The PCA Act should be completely cognisable. It is partly cognisable now.

Mr Kadyan helped the administration seize 29 lions and one bear from a Russian circus, four tigers from Asiad circus, four lions, two pups and one bear from Amar circus. He was instrumental in the recovery of four black bucks from farmhouses.

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