Sharia and UAE laws prohibit cruelty to animals                                                                (31.10.2005) Cruelty to animals is prohibited in the Islamic Sharia and UAE's laws, according to scholars and legal consultants. Every person who maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates or tortures a living animal, or maliciously and intentionally kills an animal, is guilty of an offence punishable by imprisonment of up to one year, or by a fine of not more than Dh10,000, or by both the fine and imprisonment, Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaiba, a Dubai-based legal consultant, told Gulf News yesterday...


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