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December 15, 2007

[Taipei Times]

The legislature overhauled the Animal Protection Act yesterday, introducing better protection of animal rights as well as tougher fines and prison sentences for those who abuse or abandon animals.

The amendment also defines animal abuse for the first time, stipulating that any "violence, undue use of drugs or other behavior that harms animals or prevents them from maintaining normal physiological functions" is considered abuse.

According to the amendment, animal owners are required to provide vaccinations for their animals in addition to satisfying their basic needs such as food, water and protection from harassment and abuse.

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full story: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/ front/archives/2007/12/15/2003392585

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