The Animal Welfare Board of India is a statutory advisory body on Animal Welfare Laws and promotes animal welfare in the country. Established in 1962 under Section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (No. 59 of 1960), the Animal Welfare Board of India was started under the stewardship of Late Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale, well known humanitarian. From ensuring that animal welfare laws in the country are diligently followed, to provide grants to Animal Welfare Organizations and advising the Government of India on animal welfare issues, the Board has been the face of the animal welfare movement in the country for the last 50 years. The Board consists of 28 Members. The term of office of Members is for a period of 3 years.
The Animal Welfare Board of India, the first of its kind to be established by any Government in the world, was set up in 1962, in accordance with Section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Acts 1960 (No.59 of 1960). Shrimati Rukmini Devi Arundale pioneered the setting up of the Board, with its Headquaters at Chennai. She guided the activities of the Board for nearly twenty years till her demise in 1986.
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Let's be voice for animals in 2019As new year dawns, we would be making new resoulutions. We at Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) appeal everyone to make a resolution for our animals. We can be their voice and prevent cruelty against them. Every year millions of animals suffer and die for want of food and shelter. We can make their life better by being kind and compassioonate towards them. We must not forget that we all share the planet Earth with other living beings. Animal could be our best partners and companions. Let's pledge to comply with animal welfare laws of the country and make it the best place in the world for all living creatures. Wish you a great and fulfilling 2019.