Penal Code: Negligent Conduct With Respect To Animal

Clip_269Under 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, knowingly or negligently omits to take such order with any animal in his possession as is sufficient to guard against any probable danger to human life, or any probable danger of grievous hurt from such animal, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to  three thousand rupees, or with both.

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