Department of Veterinary Services
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To Whom it may concern,
Notification with regard to the Amendment in the Animal Act 1954 (Amendment 2013)
I refer to the aforesaid matter.
2 It is hereby notified that an offence under Section 44 (Cruelty Towards Animal(s)) under the Animal Act 1953 (Amendment 2013) with regard to the penalty has been amended and it effective from 20.8.2013.
3 No. Penalty Before the Amendment Penalty After the Amendment
1 RM200.00 or jail term for 6 months RM50,000.00 or jail term for 1 year or
Or both consecutively both consecutively
4 Therefore, if you know that at any time there has been a breach or failure to adhere to the laws of the said Act, the Department of Veterinary Services will take enforcement action and enforce the law accordingly against the law-breaker.
“Service for the Country”
I who follow the law,
Hasiah Binti Musa
Veterinary Country Head of Enforcement
Department of Veterinary Services, Wilayah Persekutuan
DVS has issued a memo about the Amendment in the Animal Act 1954:
The penalty of cruelty towards animals has been revised,
RM200.00 or jail term for 6 months or both consecutively
RM50,000.00 or jail term for 1 year or both consecutively
To effectively bring perpetrators to justice, members of the public are advised to:
(1) Take clear picture and video as evidence of abuse.
(2) Report to DVS AND Police immediately.
(3) Call any animal welfare groups for support and help.
(4) Follow up closely with DVS and police after reporting.
(5) Contact legal aid at Greenhall Road, opposite high court (Penang Island) for volunteer lawyer for help.