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July 02, 2020 - In Cyprus

CYPRUS: Tougher penalties for animal abuse move closer

CYPRUS: Tougher penalties for animal abuse move closer
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An animal welfare bill currently under consideration by the House of Representatives proposes a significant increase in penalties for animal cruelty, with political parties agreeing that it should be approved before the summer recess, Angelos Nicolaou reports for Phileleftheros.

The bill is part of a wider effort by Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis to bolster the legal framework and promote actions to improve animal welfare in Cyprus, the paper adds.

One of the provisions is a significant increase in penalties for animal abuse from €1,700 to €10,000 for a first offence and from €3,400 to €20,000 for a second offence.

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