NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday banned the country's
250 zoos from breeding animals following allegations from animal
rights activists that indiscriminate breeding was leaving them
overcrowded and poorly cared for.
"We direct no zoo shall permit any further breeding of animals," Chief
Justice Y.K. Sabharwal said.
The order from India's top court came in response to a petition filed
by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) which accused
zoos of carrying out unsystematic breeding, endangering the animals.