Law should reflect public’s disgust for cruel acts

LATELY I’ve read news reports about several cases of people torturing animals.

The most recent case was that of a 61-year-old man in Lukut, Negri Sembilan, who chained his dog to his car and dragged it for 2km, killing it. Earlier this year, an 18-year-old beat a stray dog with a metal rod and then set it on fire. He was charged under Section 29(2) of the Animal Welfare Act 2015 which carries a fine of between RM20,000 and RM100,000 and a prison sentence of not more than three years.

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