New Delhi: The Supreme Court rejected to put stay on the killing of Nilgai, wild boar and monkey in the states of Bihar, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The Supreme Court asked the petitioners to take up the matter with the government.
A bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel refused to pass any interim order but agreed to hear animal rights activist plea after vacation and posted it for July 15.
The Supreme Court recorded Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar's statement that the killings are done outside the forest area where the animals come out to disturb human life. The Animal Welfare Board, which comes under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, supported the petitioners.
The Animal Welfare Board and the petitioners argued that the permission to kill animals can be given only after a proper study, adding the respective governments have not done any study and are killing animals only on the basis of farmer’s complaints.