Sindh, a province in Pakistan is set to become the very first in the country to acknowledge animal rights.
A draft bill was approved by the province’s cabinet on December 30th 2017, and states that animals will have a right to adequate shelter and protection from all kinds of abuse.
According to the Daily Times Pakistan; “The draft law has been enabled through the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. The issue of animal rights had been devolved to the provinces in the amendment.”
“It’s unfortunate that it took the provincial authorities so long to legislate on the issue. Other provinces should also follow in Sindh’s footsteps and consider similar laws to end abuse of animals.”
The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act has been in place in the country since 1890, however, has only remained on paper and has rarely been enforced.
Hopefully, this new bill over 100 years later will secure safety for the animals of Pakistan, and will be the turning point for animals in the region.
Countries all around the world are beginning to take action in regards to the rights and protection of animals.
Scotland and England have become two of the most recent countries to ban wild animals from performing in Circuses.