cruelty to animals


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cruelty to animals

n. the crime of inflicting physical pain, suffering or death on an animal, usually a tame one, beyond necessity for normal discipline. It can include neglect that is so monstrous (withholding food and water) that the animal has suffered, died or been put in imminent danger of death. (See: cruelty)

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The Upper House also passed the bills including The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Bill, 2018 both moved by the Senator Khawaja Karim Ahmed.
The court also directed the provincial police chief to strictly ensure prevention of cruelty to animals in the guise of bullock cart racing, oxen cart racing, donkey cart racing, bullfights, ram fights, dogfights and cockfights, etc.
A society for the prevention of cruelty to animals was established in Karachi in 1878 by a group of animal lovers who organised a public meeting at Frere Hall,' he said, adding that the society was functional till 1980s and it managed am animal shelter home in the city.
It has sought the apex court's direction to declare these rules of Prevention Of Cruelty To Animal (Regulation Of Live Stocks, Markets) Rules and Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (Care And Maintenance Of Case Property Animals) as ultra vires and unconstitutional.
History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals regularly appear in the records of serial rapists and murderers.
Considering the local conditions in our country, 58 kilograms for a racehorse to carry is cruelty to animals," said the businessman.
The meeting brought together the prevention of cruelty to animals members, representatives of the Executive Committee, active volunteers of the company, and those, who are not indifferent to the problem of stray animals.
The Scottish SPCA's aims are to stop cruelty to animals and encourage kindness and humanity in their treatment.
The FBI now also uses reports of animal abuse to analyse criminal threat potential and has found a childhood history of cruelty to animals is prevalent among many serial rapists and murderers.
SOME activists against cruelty to animals have spearheaded a move for banning animal sacrifice in religious ceremonies.
However, RSPCA stands for Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and it is not an organisation which should be taking in unwanted pets from owners who have got tired of them.
WORCESTER - City police and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officers are looking for a 23-year-old Worcester man who allegedly killed one pit bull puppy and seriously injured another, police said.