The East Asian Nation of Taiwan just passed point of reference enactment which bans the deal, torment, and butcher, of felines and canines, and the consumptions of their meat.
Taiwan is the principal nation in Asia to pass enactment securing the welfare of felines and mutts. The move was started by extremely open, prominent instances of creature torment, including offenses by the military, which have incited open shock. A few regions in Taiwan as of now had creature security laws set up, forbidding the eating of felines and canines, yet officials trusted the issue was sufficiently enormous to make national enactment.
The Animal Protection Act amendments affirmed by the Authoritative Yuan rebuff the deal, buy or utilization of puppy or feline meat with fines going from NT$50,000 to NT$2 million.
The China Post reports:
The amendment’s sponsor, Kuomintang Legislator Wang Yu-min, said that while some localities already had measures banning dog and cat meat consumption, national legislation was needed.
She noted that Taiwan was the first country in Asia to pass such legislation.
The amendments also stiffen punishment for those who intentionally harm animals to a maximum two years’ imprisonment and fines of NT$200,000 to NT$2 million.
Repeat offenders can be jailed for one to five years and fined NT$500,000 to NT$5 million.
And pet owners can say goodbye to having their leashed dogs run alongside their scooters.
The amendments also make it illegal to “walk” animals via motor vehicles. Violators will be fined up to NT$15,000.
The amendments, which still need to be signed off on by the Cabinet and the Presidential Office, could take effect by as early as the end of this month.
Rising awareness of animal welfare in Taiwan has driven momentum for those seeking stronger animal protection laws, with growing indignation that most animal cruelty offenders are “let off too easy” without serving any jail time.