New law brings heavier punishments for animal abusers


PUTRAJAYA: The Animal Welfare Act, aimed at stopping animal cruelty and promoting responsible pet ownership, will be enforced from Tuesday.

Described as a “game changer” by animal welfare groups, the implementation of the new law will be announced by Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek at an event on the same day.

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