Gauri Maulekhi


Gauri Maulekhi is a leading animal welfare advocate in India with over two decades of work experience in the field. She is a member of the Uttarakhand Animal Welfare Board and has contributed towards bringing systemic change via public policy led-advocacy with Central & State Governments as well as through judicial interventions. As a result of landmark judgements obtained by her in the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court, Dog Breeding and Marketing Rules 2017, Livestock Market Rules 2017, Care and Maintenance of Case Property Animals Rules 2017 and Pet Shop Rules Rules 2018, were notified by the Government of India. She has been instrumental in putting an end to the regressive practice of animal sacrifice in Uttarakhand by obtaining a landmark judgement from Nainital High Court.

She is a Trustee of People For Animals- India’s largest animal welfare organisation. Gauri Maulekhi is the recipient of India’s highest civilian award for women – the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar, bestowed by the President of India in 2018.

Session Name
Breakaway Session – Reforming The Standards of Animal Welfare for Farmed Hens

Session Date & Time (IST)
29th January 2022, 12.25-1:25 PM

Session Brief
Gauri will share the story of poultry birds, from production-oriented trait selection to housing, transport and slaughter, all of which compromise welfare at various levels. While the poultry sector is unregulated, there is much that can be done to enforce the statutes in place; the most abused species in the world needs concerted and effective action from all. (Farmed Hens : Areas for Action)


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