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SC issues notice to Centre over cruelty to hens in poultry farms

Updated: Jul 29, 2016 17:17 IST

New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre over a plea seeking rules to prevent cruelty to egg-laying hens in poultry farms.

The Centre has been given one week's time to respond to the notice by the apex court.

The Animal Welfare Board has filed the Petition complaining that hens were being kept in cages in an overcrowded condition without any room for even the slightest movement.

The petitioner has sought transfer of four PIL pending in high courts.

The next date of the hearing is on August 5. (ANI)