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Horror film about ‘Dancing Bears’ banned by Pakistan TV

Eye-Opening Scenes Depicting Mutilation and Abuse Deemed Too Gruesome

Islamabad – A provocative new public service announcement (PSA) which aims to educate people about the plight of Pakistan’s dancing bears has been banned by Pakistan Television Corp. In a bid to expose viewers to the horrific mutilations and abuse that dancing bears endure, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia-Pacific (PETA) tried to buy a spot during the network’s prime time. PTV ad executives said the video – which shows a screaming man being burned and tethered through the nose like a dancing bear – was too graphic. Continue reading

The Pakistan Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1890


1ACT No. XI of 1890 (21st March 1890)
(As modified up to the 15th December, stomach 1937)

AN ACT for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Title, extent and commencement, and super-session of other enactments

WHEREAS it is expedient to make further provision for the prevention of cruelty to animals. It is hereby enacted as follows:-

1. (1) This act may be called the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1890.
(2) This section extends to the whole of British India; and the 2(Provincial Government) may, by notification in the official Gazette, extend, on and from a date to be specified in the notification, the whole or any part of the rest of this Act to any such local area as it thinks fit. Continue reading