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ANIMAL LOVERS CALLS FOR HARSHER PUNISHMENT FOR MAN

The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres), an animal welfare group in Singapore, is calling for harsher punishment for the man convicted of keeping illegal wildlife here, to send a stronger deterrent message against wildlife smuggling. Its chief executive Louis Ng said: "We must send out a strong mssage that Singapore is committed and serious in combating this illegal trade and ensure that individuals involved in this trade are not only caught but given effective deterrent sentences."

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Man fined $41,000 for keeping Monkey in HDB flat

It was the biggest seizure of illegal wildlife from a home in 11 years and naturally the offender received one of the biggest fines ever meted out for such offences. Ong Ming Siang, 33, was fined a total of $41,000 on Thursday after pleading guilty to contravening the Endangered Species (Import & Export) Act and the Wild Animals and Birds Act.

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PAP RAISES DOG LICENSING FEES

From February 1, dog owners will have to pay S$20 more in licensing fee for their unsterilised pet. The fee will go up from S$70 to S$90. For sterilised dogs, the licensing fee will go up just a dollar, from S$14 to S$15. In a statement on Monday, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said it encourages dog owners to sterilise their pets to prevent unwanted breeding which could contribute to pet abandonment and public safety issues.

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