Navigation Links
Taiwan Bans Circuses from Importing Protected Animals

Taiwan's parliament has amended a law to ban circuses from importing or exporting protected animals in an effort to improve protection of animal rights, a legislator said Friday .

Under the revised Wildlife Conservation Law passed late Thursday, all imports and exports of animals such as lions, tigers, elephants and monkeys are prohibited unless they are needed for research, said Tien Chiu-chin, of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, who proposed the bill.

The new law categorises the banned animals in line with the requirements of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Previously circuses were permitted to import animals for performances.

The new law does not apply to animals already owned by circuses. "The performances are negative education on environmental conservation. Personal pleasure must not be built on the suffering of other animals," Tien said.

The amendment, which will become effective in two weeks, also imposes tougher punishment for animal abuse with a maximum one-year prison term for harassing, hurting or abandoning animals that results in their death or serious injury. Under current legislation animal abusers face fines of between 10,000 and 50,000 Taiwan dollars (303-1,515 US).


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. SARS-Free Taiwan to Mark End Phase of Global Fight
2. Taiwanese Had A Hearty Laugh On World Laughter Day
3. Surge of HIV Cases in Taiwan Prompts Doubling in Expenditure for HIV Prevention
4. Taiwan Researchers Claim Cancer Therapy Alternative
5. Taiwan Skincare Empire Built on Natural Beauty
6. Avian flu-free India Considers Importing Vaccine
7. Phoenix Islands To Be Protected Under Global Conservation Map
8. Africa: Traditional Knowledge of Medicine Needs To Be Protected With Due Legislation
9. Protected Environment v/s Unprotected Affect Hygiene Health Immunity
10. Growth of Smoke-Free Air Laws Worldwide; More Than 200 Million Found "Fully Protected"
11. Animals Can give us a second chance at life
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... On Tuesday, ... hospitals across the Southeast, celebrated the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal on SB 258, ... Geoff Duncan (R - Cumming), offers a 70% tax credit to individuals and corporations ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... ... Coast Dental Fort Stewart is celebrating its grand opening with an open ... Mall at 112 Vilseck Road in Fort Stewart. There will be refreshments, giveaways, and ... the opportunity to meet general dentists Thomas Richards, DDS, and Josh Faulk, DMD, and ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... World Patent Marketing , ... exercise invention which aids in proper muscle development. , "The Gym & Exercise ... Director of World Patent Marketing. "Globalization has threatened the future growth of the ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Reltok Nasal Products proudly announces that ... head and neck/ear, nose and throat specialty, has added the KOTLER NASAL AIRWAY™ to ... AIRWAY™ is a newly patented safety device secured by nasal surgeons onto the ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... media enterprise focused entirely on patients with cancer, today announced that Lynne Malestic, ... as the 2016 CURE® Extraordinary Healer® for Oncology Nursing , which honors ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... NEW YORK , April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... will notably complement the company,s valve repair and ... the move also places Abbott more firmly into ... one of the fastest growing device areas, with ... to its recent report,  Advanced Remote Patient ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016  The blood testing market in ... to Kalorama Information and The Freedonia Group in a ... acid testing.  The healthcare research firm said that ... blood collection stations and in improving testing at the ... report, Blood Testing Market in China ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 Oramed ... a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral ... in the upcoming PIONEERS 2016 conference, presented by Joseph ... 2016 in New York . Nadav ... at the conference. Presentation Details:   ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: