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Animal abusers may soon face stiffer punishment

Published on Nov 10, 2012 6:36 PM
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32-year-old Sharon Lee (left) with her dog Miko and Lester Teo, 29 and his 30-year-old wife Ng Suet Yong with their dog En En pictured at the AVA Responsibly Pet Ownership roadshow held on Nov 9, 2012. Animal abuse - whether by individuals or industry players - may soon see the perpetrators face stiffer penalties.This may come in the form of longer jail terms and higher fines as well as community work with animal welfare groups. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Animal abuse - whether by individuals or industry players - may soon see the perpetrators face stiffer penalties.

This may come in the form of longer jail terms and higher fines as well as community work with animal welfare groups.

Members of the Animal Welfare Legislation Review Committee (AWLRC), The Sunday Times spoke to, said these are just some of the measures that could come to pass if the committee's recommendations are accepted in parliament.

The committee was set up this year to review existing animal welfare legislation. It expects to finalise its recommendations by the end of this month, said MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Mr Yeo Guat Kwang, the committee's chairman.

 
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