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Here is a list of changes in the laws that will not go into effect until Jan. 2008.
Maximum fines for animal cruelty will increase from 200,000 Won ($215) to 5,000,000 Won ($5,370).
Language regarding the slaughter of animals is much more specific. The old law specified that one “could not kill an animal without a rational reason,” while the new law specifies that animals cannot be killed by hanging, killed in an open area or on a street, nor killed in front of other animals.
Local governments will have the power to appoint an Animal Protection Officer who can take animals away from abusers and take necessary measures such as handing them to rescue organizations or vets to protect animals and prevent further abuse.
Pet owners will be required to place ID tags and safety harnesses on their animals when taken outdoors or face fines up to 300,000 Won ($320).
The use of animals in indiscriminate laboratory testing will be prohibited.
Extraction of fluids from animals will be prohibited unless for the purposes of the animals’ health or veterinary diagnostics.
Acts of causing harm to animals for the purpose of gambling, advertisement and entertainment will be prohibited.
For animals transported in vehicles, caretakers will need to provide adequate food, avoid rough driving, and use vehicles suitably equipped to prevent injury.
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