Jail, fine await those who neglect their pets during MCO


Animals are innocent and pure and humans are suppose to protect them with love and care, not treat them like slaves, says lawyer Nor Zabetha Muhammad Nor. – EPA pic, March 26, 2020.

PET owners who intend to return to their home towns during the extended movement control order (MCO) period should be fully responsible for the well-being of their pets, including providing proper lodging, healthcare and diet.

Lawyer Nor Zabetha Muhammad Nor said if they fail to do so, the owner is liable to a fine of up to RM75,000 or imprisonment of up to two years, or both, upon conviction, as provided under the Animal Welfare Act 2015.


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