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.
After notifying the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules-2017, the ministry clarified that the aim was to regulate the animal market and prevent cruelty to animals.
Worse still, the proposed amendment to the Animal Protection Law, which is still far behind general global standards, fails to include basic provisions to prevent cruelty to animals.
They would be also required to feed the cattle as it was an offence under Act of 1960 (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act) to starve an animal or failure to maintain it and would also "give way for cow vigilantes to harass farmers and cattle traders under the blessing of the impugned regulations", said the petition filed through advocate Sanobar Ali Qureshi.
Now PETA, a charitable organisation that works to educate the public about the horrors of cruelty to animals through peaceful means is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Saying its cruelty to animals to impose a heavy handicap on horses, a prominent horse owner has written the Philippine Racing Commission to review and eventually make changes in its present handicapping system.
Representatives of the Mehr Va Oqibat (Kindness and Mercy) prevention of cruelty to animals community held a meeting devoted to the issues of animal welfare.
OLGA EVISON: Cruelty to animals is an abhorrent act and I believe some perpetrators have recently received very severe sentences - and rightly so too
AS Scotland's animal welfare charity, the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescue thousands of abused, abandoned and injured animals every year.
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.