Written answer by Ministry of National Development on review of penalties for animal abuse offences under Animals and Birds Act

Nov 8, 2022

Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for National Development

(a) whether an update can be provided on the review of the penalties for animal cruelty and abuse offences under the Animals and Birds Act; and
(b) when will the review be completed.


We are reviewing the Animals and Birds Act to strengthen our safeguards on animal health and welfare, as well as public health and safety. This will include the review of penalties under the Act, to ensure that they remain effective in deterring acts of animal cruelty and abuse.

2        As part of our review, we will consult the public and relevant stakeholders, such as veterinarians, animal-related businesses, and animal welfare groups, on our proposals. More details will be shared when ready.