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Public feedback sought on Codes of Animal Welfare

Members of the public are invited to give their views on the Codes of Animal Welfare for pet owners and the pet industry.

SINGAPORE: Members of the public are invited to give their views on the Codes of Animal Welfare for pet owners and the pet industry.

They can give their opinions at the website of government feedback channel REACH.

The e-consultation opens on Tuesday, and runs till the end of February.

The Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Committee, chaired by Member of Parliament Alex Yam, announced this on Tuesday in a statement.

The Codes of Animal Welfare are meant to set clear standards on animal welfare, and provide guidelines for owners and people in charge of animals on how to meet the needs of animals to ensure their well-being.

The Codes will serve as guidelines, but can be used as reference to support the investigation and prosecution of an offence for animal welfare and cruelty.

Similarly, compliance to the Code can also be used as defence by the accused, said the statement. 

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