Pakistan has announced its first comprehensive animal welfare law which comprises punishments for animal cruelty crimes and bans testing and surgeries on live animals. Salman Sufi, head of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s strategic reforms unit, said that the law will be currently enacted in Islamabad and the federal government would inspire the provinces to implement it. Pakistani animal rights activists had long demanded amendments to the British-era law to address animal cruelty and abuse through effective legislation and its implementation

THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY OF ANIMALS ACT, 1890

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