30 Jul 2019

Revamp of Guam's animal welfare laws on the cards

5:10 pm on 30 July 2019

Animal welfare laws on Guam could be in for a comprehensive revamp after a couple of high profile cases provoked public outrage.

A Miniature Dachshund hot during the summer heatwave.

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A bill introduced in the Senate on Monday is seeking greater clarification for abuse standards, make prosecutions easier, and increase penalties for abusers.

There are exemptions for self-defence, hunting and cockfighting.

The bill is being called "Pugua's law," for a jack russell terrier dog that was found shot to death in a local carpark.