The President Signed The Animal Protection And Welfare Law!

President signed the animal protection and welfare law yesterday! So, it’s official: animal abuse is illegal in !

, an animal protection organization in , works on improving the state of by rescuing them and protecting their rights.

In fact, this organization has been actively working for eight years on creating a law that protects all kinds of in .

Thanks to the President’s signature, in are protected from abuse, mistreatment, and violence.

About the law

The law states the manner in which should be kept. It’s also mentioned in the article how establishments that work with should be regulated. These establishments are zoos, pet shops, farms, slaughterhouses, circuses, and others.

The establishments that will not respect the law will be shut down. Also, they will get a fine that can be up to 100 million Lebanese Pounds (66,379 dollars). In fact, the person who is charge will get imprisoned.

Here is the timeline of the campaign:

  • Campaign Launch: November 2011
  • Ministry Review: January 2012
  • Public Comment: February 2013
  • Council of Ministers Review: October 2014
  • Approved by the Council of Ministers: February 2015
  • Approved by the Parliament: May 2017
  • Enactment: August 2017

During the campaign, created a petition that needed 25,000 signatures. More than 30,000 people have signed the petition!

In fact, is always seeking to make a place where can safely.

Thanks to this organization, we finally have a law that protects our furry friends and makes sure that their state of living meets international standards. reached a milestone!

Congratulations to all of us! Kudos to the team!


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