Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Re: laws about cruelty to animals?

> Dottie wrote:
> > I've heard there is a law against mistreatment or cruelty to animals in Panama. I have not been able to find it. Does anyone have information about this law? Does it exist, and if so, what is the wording, etc.?
> >
> > Thanks,
Animal cruelty is a felony in the Criminal Code (Codigo Penal) http://www.acnur.org/biblioteca/pdf/01036.pdf http://www.ministeriopublico.gob.pa/Leyes.aspx since 2008, which means that no cases have gone to prosecution yet.
Since 1917 it is misdemeanor under several decrees listed in http://www.geocities.com/fundacionhumanitas/humlegis.htm

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