04 Nov '11, 10pm

SPCA proposes increasing fine, jail term to curb animal abuse

SINGAPORE - If the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) had its way, animal abusers would be hit with heftier fines and jail terms, among other penalties. The move to review the Animals and Birds Act comes as the SPCA sees more cases of pet neglect and an increase in reports of animal cruelty. Between July last year and June, it received 987 such complaints. While the SPCA attributes the increase in the number of reported cases to growing public awareness, its executive director, Ms Corrine Fong, said: "The strong public sentiment towards animal welfare signals a need to transition the current legal framework towards a progressive approach that allows for legal intervention before acts of cruelty are committed and animal suffering occurs." Under this approach, neglect would also constitute an offence. The SPCA proposes that the penalty under Section 4 of...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111105-0000035/SP...

Tweets

The SPCA wants bigger fines, jail terms for ani...

todayonline.com 05 Nov '11, 3am

SINGAPORE - If the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) had its way, animal abusers would be hit with h...

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

SPCA to recommend changes to animal cruelty act...

straitstimes.com 04 Nov '11, 4pm

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said in a press release on Friday that it will recommend changes t...

Children aged under 16 should be banned from buying pets, says SPCA

Children aged under 16 should be banned from bu...

straitstimes.com 05 Nov '11, 1am

A bloodied cat was found lying at the void deck of an HDB block in Tampines in October last year. SPCA wants tougher penal...

IDA proposes changes to increase mobile coverage

IDA proposes changes to increase mobile coverage

straitstimes.com 05 Nov '11, 2am

Chief among them is a requirement for all building owners to set aside additional space for equipment in their premises, w...

Taiwan proposes law to jail or fine adults who ...

todayonline.com 12 Nov '11, 3am

TAIPEI - A Taiwanese legislator has introduced a Bill - similar to Singapore's Maintenance of Parents Act - which could ja...

Malaysian hacker who hacked into the United Sta...

todayonline.com 06 Nov '11, 2am

A Malaysian citizen who hacked into the United States Federal Reserve and private banks was given the maximum sentence of ...