Today (14th August), a news item was posted on thesundaily.my titled ‘SPCA: New law should be able to stop animal abuse’.
‘… KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14, 2012): The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) hopes that the new animal welfare law will be able to put an end to inhumane acts against animals and help improve Malaysia’s standing worldwide in the area of animal welfare.
Its patron Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said the proposed amendments were long overdue, considering the fact that animal abuse and cruelty towards animals had been going on for such a long time.
“Even up to this present moment, cruelty is being perpetrated as shown by a recent incident where a dog was dumped into a manhole and left to survive on its own,” he said in a statement today.
Yesterday, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar said the Animal Welfare Bill draft which, among others, imposed a heavier sentence on those who abused animals, was expected to be tabled in Parliament early next year.
The draft calls for those who torture animals to face a fine of RM20,000 to RM100,000 or be jailed for up to three years, or both.
Lee said the most essential way to address animal cruelty was to instil love and care for all animals.
“I hope the Attorney-General’s Chambers will expedite its study on the draft amendments so that the ministry concerned can bring it to the Cabinet and also ensure that the proposed Bill can be tabled in Parliament early next year,” he said …’
Read the item at www.thesundaily.my/news/462825