MPS Oppose bill with proposal allowing wild animals to be raised as pets

Posted on: July 22, 2016 | views: 208

Lawmakers have expressed reservations about the Bill formulated to amend the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 2029 proposing a provision allowing wild animals to be raised as pets.

Such exceptions were taken at today's meeting of the Environment Conservation Committee under the Legislature-Parliament.

Speaking at the meeting, Madan Bahadur Amatya charged that the Bill was put in place allowing wild animals to be raised as pets in collusion with mafias.

Likewise, Suresh Raj Acharya said that the issue of allowing wild animals to be reared as pets is ambiguous.

Meanwhile, the committee president Janak Raj Chaudhary said that discussions would be held on the Bill among concerned sectors like the Ministry of Forests, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation on Sunday.