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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.
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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David Wong, founder of Hong Kong animal rights group Animal Earth, said current legislation against animal abuses is outdated.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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full story: http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/animal-lovers-angry-in-hong-kong/2006/01/09/1136655115255.html

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