Super Amazing News! After a year and a half lobbying for changes to the current Animal Protection Act in Taiwan, we are thrilled to announce Taiwan SPCA's amendments passed today's Legislative Yuan Committee Session!
They include amendments to Article 5 of the Animal Protection Act that governs animal owner responsibility.
- Animals can no longer be caged or chained long term, clear definitions of adequate animal shelter will be defined, animals must be provided clean water and food 24 hours a day, animals must be provided with safe collars and leashes, animals must be given the ability to get out of danger in disaster situations, animals can't be kept in unventilated areas, fines for animal neglect!
Also passing today's committee session:
- Any person wanting to keep animals for performance and exhibition purposes must register with the Council of Agriculture, the COA will clearly define 'adequate care' for all performance/ exhibition animals!
These amendments are really the best Christmas gift we could have ever hoped for, really huge steps are being made in animal welfare standards in Taiwan. A huge thank you to the following legislators for their hard work and support in passing these monumental changes to our Animal Protection Act.
TING,SHOU-CHUNG, TIEN,CHIU-CHIN, WANG,YU-MIN,LIN,TAI-HUA, HSIAO,MEI-CHIN, HUANG,WEI-CHE, SU,CHENG-CHING, CHENG,LI-CHUN