Category: Laws

Right of Animals to Sue

Should a Chimp Be Able to Sue Its Owner? By Charles Siebert International NYT/ April 23, 2014  Just before 4 p.m. on Oct. 10, Steven Wise pulled his rental car in front of a multiacre compound on State Highway 30 near the tiny Adirondack hamlet of Gloversville, N.Y., and considered his next move. For the past […]

The Indian Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960

The Government of India repealed its 1890 Act and replaced it by a new law, namely the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. An Animals Welfare Board has been constituted under the new law which, amongst other functions, advises the government on any amendments required to the laws, and to stop the killing of […]

Penal Code: Negligent Conduct With Respect To Animal

Under section 289 of the Pakistan Penal Code, it is an offense punishable with six months imprisonment or with fine extending to Rs 3000, or with both, if an animal in one’s possession causes grievous hurt to another person and the owner knowingly or negligently omitted to prevent it.  289.     Negligent Conduct With Respect To Animal. Whoever, […]

Pakistan’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1890

Section 3 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1890 makes cruelty to animals punishable for a first offense punishable with one month imprisonment, or 50 rupee fine, or with three months imprisonment, or 100 rupee fine for a subsequent offense which is committed within three years of the first one. In 2001, bear […]

Issues That Should be Covered by Animal Rights’ Laws

More Room in the Henhouse There is an urgent need for improvement in the livestock industry. Cages and indoor housing are often too small and are ill-equipped for the species being kept in them, with inadequate light and activities. There should be a law banning the keeping of livestock under these conditions. The permanent use of […]