Bahrain: Fines and jail time for owning dangerous dogs, torturing animals

The Parliament this Tuesday will vote on a bill calling for fines and imprisonment for owning dangerous dog breeds. Fines will be in the range of BD 2,000 if found guilty.

The new bill also calls for hefty punishments for torturing or killing animals. Moreover, the new law proposes fines in the range of BD10,000 and a three-year jail term for unleashing a dangerous animal against anybody.

The new bill also calls for creating a database on the public and private parks that have licenses for dangerous animal husbandry. The bill also requires building a centre to accommodate attack dogs abandoned by owners.

The bill defines dangerous animals as any animal that relies on hunting for meat as a source of food.


The Daily Tribune
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