Current animal welfare legislation calls for maximum penalties of less than 15 dollars. Extensive research has not shown this law used even once in the past twenty years.
Animals Lebanon is working to change this.
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Law project for the protection and welfare of Animals
28 February 2013
After nearly a year of work, the review committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Animals Lebanon has prepared a revised version of the draft law.
The draft law for the protection and welfare of animals has been turned into an official "Law Project" for the protection and welfare of animals. This is a strong law that will increase Lebanon's compliance with international conventions and return the country to its position as a regional leader for animal welfare.
National Workshop Helps Strengthen Draft Law
August 13, 2012
The draft animal protection and welfare law has become even stronger and more comprehensive through the recent national workshop on animal welfare.
Organized by Animals Lebanon and the Ministry of Agriculture, the World Society of the Protection of Animals (WSPA) presented on their experiences in the Middle East as the final revisions to the law are made.
Lebanon Set To Join Cites
July 03, 2012
Parliament yesterday voted to approve Lebanon joining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
175 countries have joined the convention, with Lebanon, Iraq and Bahrain the only Middle Eastern countries not yet part. An article in June reported that the King of Bahrain issued a law ratifying their country's decision to join.
Momentum Quickly Growing For Animal Welfare Law
February 03, 2012
The campaign for animal protection and welfare legislation has quickly built momentum since its launch last November at Parliament.
In just two short months 5,987 people have signed the petition, 1,313 letters have been sent to the government, more than 20,000 flyers and brochures have been distributed, numerous pieces have appeared in the media, and hundreds of volunteers have given their time.
First Copy of Laws Presented at Parliament
November 24, 2011
Beirut, Lebanon, 24 November, 2011 – National animal protection and welfare legislation took a step closer to reality as the campaign was launched today at the Parliament Building.
Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Hussein Hajj Hassan, Minister of Agriculture, Animals Lebanon formally presented its draft legislation to the Minister and all Parliamentarians at the launching conference.