Sweeping changes, higher penalties for animal abuse approved by cabinet

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The cabinet on Wednesday approved a slew of new measures on animal welfare following proposals tabled by agriculture minister Costas Kadis.

The measures are part of a series of amendments to the animal welfare law.

Specifically, it will be forbidden, first, to keep a pet permanently tied up or to keep or isolate a dog or cat on balconies or roofs.

It also includes a significant increase in financial penalties, along with the possibility of imprisonment in the event of a conviction for abuse or neglect.

In the event of a first conviction,...


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Sweeping changes, higher penalties for animal abuse approved by cabinet


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