The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,1960 is federal law of India enacted to prevent the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering on animals and to amend the laws relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals. As per the provisions of the law the government of India formed the Animal Welfare Board of India. People for Animals Uttarakhand
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Type Public Charitable Trust under Indian Registration Act, 1908.
Founder(s) Gauri Maulekhi
Headquarters Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Focus(es) Animal rights, Environmentalism
Website pfauttarakhand.org 
People for Animals (PFA) Uttarakhand is a unit of India’s largest animal rights organization People for Animals, started by Maneka Gandhi in 1992. It was registered in 2010 as a charitable trust with trustees including Mr Ruskin Bond (Chairperson), Mr Victor Bannerjee, Dr Peter McLaughlin, Mr Dev Lahiri, Mrs Vineeta Kumar, Mr Manu Sabherwal, Mr Rakesh Oberoi (Treasurer) and Ms Gauri Maulekhi (Member Secretary). 
Till 2010, People for Animals in Uttarakhand was focusing on an animal shelter in Dehradun and animal rescue. With Gauri Maulekhi at the fore front, PFA Uttarakhand has now become an effective pressure group in bringing about environment and animal-friendly legislation.
PFA Uttarakhand has been at the fore front in various animal rights issues in Uttarakhand including raising awareness about the plight of animals during the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand where the PFA Uttarakhand team was the only animal organization to have set foot in the most devastated areas of the calamity including Rambada and Kedarnath. Pashubali (animal sacrifice) on large scale has been eradicated from 25 temples and fairs in the state under the initiative and persistence of PFA Uttarakhand, such as the Bhukhal mela, where hundreds of buffaloes were slaughtered for religious purposes in a single day and left to rot. PFA Uttarakhand...