Culling is rights violation too

Published: February 8, 2018
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KARACHI: In a commendable move, the Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior has passed a bill to control cruelty towards animals. The bill titled, ‘The prevention of cruelty towards animals’ proposed increase in the fine from Rs200 to Rs300,000 along with imprisonment. The bill covers varied forms of harsh treatments towards animals, including using them for labour.

Where the bill will be essentially helpful in eradicating certain practices that are against animal rights, the government must stop its common practice of culling of stray dogs. This practice too is a violation of animal rights. The implementation of the law is useless and would not serve the purpose if the government itself is going to engage in activities that are contradictory to the legislation and against the basic tenets of compassion and kindness towards animals.

Hamna Yasir

Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2018.

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