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Thousands of animal lovers took to Hong Kong's streets with their dogs and cats today, urging the government to strengthen legislation against animal cruelty.
Protest organiser David Wong, founder of Hong Kong animal rights group Animal Earth, said current legislation against animal abuses is outdated. Offenders face up to six months in prison and a maximum fine of 5,000 Hong Kong dollars ($A857) if convicted of animal cruelty.

Wong called on the government to increase the penalties to up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $HK50,000 ($A8,582).

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