. This law protects all kinds of animals, whether they are pets or belong to the zoo. When the President signs this law, people or organizations who abuse or mistreat animals will deal with severe consequences.
During the same session, the Lebanese Parliament declared the creation of a new governorate: Keserwan-Jbeil. All the public offices and institutions related to this mohafazah will open in Jounieh. The citizens of Keserwan and Jounieh will be able to pay their taxes and do their paperwork in Jounieh instead of Baabda. By decreasing the pressure in Baabda, Lebanon will be taking a big step towards decentralization. The President’s signature is necessary to finalize the creation of this new governorate.