Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act, 1965


Excepted Operations

1. Any experiment duly authorised under the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876 .

2. The rendering in emergency of first aid for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain.

3. The docking of the tail of a dog under one month old.

4. The amputation of the dew claws of a dog before its eyes are open.

5. The castration of a male animal specified in the following table before it has reached the age so specified, that is to say:—


six months


three months


two months


two months


four months

6. Any minor operation which, by reason of its quickness or painlessness, is customarily performed without the use of an anaesthetic.