The Government Spokesman, Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, said the cabinet on Wednesday (Oct 10) approved the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative's proposal on the amendment of the Prevention of Cruelty and Animal Welfare Provision Act, and ordered officials to revise issues that may cause concern to the general public.
Lt. Gen. Sansern said the Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has ordered the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and related agencies to consider the appropriateness of animal registration fees and penalties, which could be waived, and re-submit the draft to the cabinet for further consideration.
The law will still have to pass more procedures by the Council of the State and the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) before being officially implemented. The general public can submit their input regarding this law directly to the government, or through DLD 4.0 mobile application by the Department of Livestock Development.
The Prevention of Cruelty and Animal Welfare Provision Act was first implemented in 2014 to prevent animal cruelty by humans. The new revision is aimed to reduce abandonment of pets by requiring pet owners to register their pet to ensure proper care.