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S. Korea to Toughen Punishment for Animal Abusers

SEOUL — South Korea said Wednesday it will toughen punishment for animal abusers after a series of pet cruelty cases provoked public outrage.

Offenders could be penalised with a prison term of up to 18 months or fines of up to 15 million won (12,800 dollars) under a revised animal protection law proposed by the agriculture ministry, a statement from the ministry said.

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