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Animal Abuse in Singapore

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may also be banned from keeping any animals for a maximum of one year.

Educating the public on animal abuse plays a role as well. By doing so, the public would be more aware of the existence and implications of animal abuse in Singapore, and would give more support and cooperation in ensuring that animal abuse is stopped in Singapore.

4. Conclusion

In conclusion, this paper has provided insights into animal abuse in Singapore. While laws and policies have been put in place to deal with animal abuse, it is still an ongoing problem. Even though many cases of abuse have been reported to the authorities, a significant number of these animal abusers are able to get away scot-free, due to the lack of evidence or witnesses. In order to put an end to animal abuse, one of the primary actions that must be taken would be to prosecute these offenders, which can only be done if the members of the public cooperate with the authorities handling these cases. However, such a method mostly addresses the issue at present, and does not necessarily ensure that such cases of animal abuse will not happen again in future. For that to happen, it is important that the public is educated properly through the use of activities such as campaigns, so that they are aware of how serious animal abuse is. From the perspective of each individual, everyone can play a part in ensuring that animal abuse does not occur. By keeping watch and being aware in their own communities or neighborhood, this can deter potential animal abusers from carrying out acts of abuse. Should any cases of animal abuse arise, individuals can help out as well, be it filing a report to the relevant authorities, stepping out as a witness when necessary and so on.

With these methods, cases of animal abuse will be kept to a minimum.

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