04 Nov '11, 4pm

SPCA to recommend changes to animal cruelty act, wants the Government to increase penalties for offenders

SPCA to recommend changes to animal cruelty act, wants the Government to increase penalties for offenders

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said in a press release on Friday that it will recommend changes to the animal cruelty act to the Government by year-end. --ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM By Feng Zengkun The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said in a press release on Friday that it will recommend changes to the animal cruelty act to the Government by year-end. It wants the Government to ban animal cruelty offenders from owning pets, to publish a list of what counts as animal cruelty, and to increase penalties for offenders to a fine of up to $20,000 or up to two years' jail or both. The society said this was caused by a rising number of animal cruelty complaints; it received 987 such complaints between July last year and June this year, an increase of 15 per cent over the previous year. It singled out pet neglect as a growing concern; dogs ...

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