Knesset strengthens animal abuse law

December 26, 2013 02:10

The Knesset approved in its second and third (final) reading on Tuesday night legislation proposed by MK Eitan Cabel (Labor) that will increase enforcement powers of inspectors against violators of animal rights.

The law aims to transform a passive mechanism to an active one that enables proactive monitoring and enforcement of animal welfare, according to its text. Inspectors will now be able to enter a facility without previous suspicion, for site supervision and control. “This law is another important building block in the wall designed to prevent the spread of the phenomenon of animal abuse,” Cabel said. “I expect the government to take care of its enforcement, and that anyone who violates this will be punished very seriously.”

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