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S. Korea to tighten penalties for animal cruelty

SEOUL � South Korea will impose tougher penalties including possible prison terms for cruelty to animals following a highly publicised case, the government said Monday.

Under a revision to the animal protection law, people who mistreat pets will face a jail term of up to one year or a maximum fine of 10 million won ($9,400), the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.

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