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Ban children under 16 from buying pets, says SPCA

SINGAPORE - Children aged under 16, who do not have the maturity or means to take care of pets, should be banned from buying them.

This was one of the recommendations made by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in a draft proposal calling for the Government to make changes to the animal cruelty act by end of this year, reported The Straits Times (ST).

SPCA suggested that teenagers are more prone to impulse buying, which could lead to pets being abandoned once the novelty wears off.

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