By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
In an effort to promote Kaohsiung as a pet-friendly city, the city council passed a new
Animal Protection Bylaw which stipulates that individuals caught for consuming dog and cat meats will face fines up to NT$75,000 (US$2,344), reports said Wednesday.
Those caught pouching dogs and cats will also be liable to fines ranging from NT$50,000 to NT$250,000, according to Hsu Rong-bin, director of the city government’s Animal Protection Department.
Meanwhile, instructors at schools across the greater Kaohsiung area are required to include lessons on animal protection in their social classes beginning the next semester, Hsu said.
“Animal activists will work with school instructors on a periodic basis to educate students on animal rights and protection.” [FULL STORY]