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Move to consolidate focus on food security, animal welfare should go beyond what AVA has already done

A sign asking drivers to slow down and be alert to the possibility of animals crossing in Mandai Lake Road. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Singapore is placing greater focus on animal welfare and food security.

Currently, both these areas fall under the purview of the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA). But when this is disbanded next April, animal issues will be taken care of by the National Parks Board (NParks), and a new Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will be set up.

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