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Jordan- Mistreatment of animals punishable crime, says ministry


(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Amman, Jan. 17 (Petra) -- The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said Wednesday it was following recent reports claiming issues related to the mistreatment of working animals in Jordan.

In a statement, the ministry said cruelty to animals is an issue that Jordan takes extremely seriously, and it is a crime punishable by law (Article 472 of the Penal Law).

Moreover the teachings of Islam urge Muslims to treat animals humanely and with kindness, the statement indicated.

The government has cooperated and continues to work with civil society organizations in raising awareness about animal protection and the proper and humane treatment of animals.

The ministry said it will follow up on the issues raised in the report in order to ensure that all violations are stopped and dealt with. The Ministry has also instructed the Tourism Police to step up its enforcement and monitoring of all matters related to the mistreatment of working animals.

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17/1/2018 - 08:05:20 PM

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