Law on animal welfare finalised

ABU DHABI —The Ministerial Committee for Legislations yesterday finalised a federal draft law on animal welfare.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Tue 3 Apr 2007, 9:04 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:35 AM

Minister of Justice Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhahiri, who is also chairman of the committee, said the bill reflects the human and civilisational face of the UAE.

“The UAE is very keen to guarantee provision of safe and sound environment and adequate medical care to all animals,” he said.

The 17-article legislation, recommended by the Ministry of Environment and Water, aims at ensuring good treatment and care to all animals, he said.

The meeting, presided over by Al Dhahiri, was attended by Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, Ali bin Abdullah Al Ka’abi, Minister of Labour.

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