A bill criminalizing animal abuse has been adopted
The National Assembly has passed the second reading of the bill criminalizing cruelty to animals. 99 deputies voted for, 4 against, no abstentions.
The bill was introduced by Naira Zohrabyan, a member of the PAP faction.
The draft is intended to impose a fine of 100-200 thousand drams or arrest – 1-3 for the maltreatment of pets (mangling, fragmenting, poisoning, testing, amputation, clearing, throwing, organizing and carrying out battles). months or imprisonment for the term of up to 1 year.
And the same act committed by a group of individuals with the prior consent and particular cruelty is punishable by a fine of 300-500 thousand AMD or by imprisonment for the term of 1-3 years.