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National workshop helps strengthen draft law

The draft animal protection and welfare law has become even stronger and more comprehensive through the recent national workshop on animal welfare.

Organized by Animals Lebanon and the Ministry of Agriculture, the World Society of the Protection of Animals presented on their experiences in the Middle East as the final revisions to the law are made.

The workshop was held under the patronage of Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Hussein Hajj Hassan, who said "despite all the challenges we are facing in Lebanon it is the duty of government to have legislation covering all subjects, laws which are modern and promote Lebanon to the level of other countries."

"We support the draft law 100 percent," said Mr. Alistair Findlay, Middle East director for the World Society for the Protection of Animals. "It is remarkable what Animals Lebanon and the government have achieved. We hope that this workshop will lead to further cooperation of the parties working together to improve the welfare of animals in Lebanon."

The workshop and discussions with the Ministry, the head of the Parliament Agriculture Committee and other stakeholders have improved the draft law and made sure that more animals are protected.

How you can help

- Sign the petition, we need a few more signatures to reach our 25,000 goal and be able to present the petition to the President and Prime Minister!

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This law will help protect animals now and for years to come. Read more about the workshop, how it made the law stronger, and how we aim to have the law enacted before the end of 2013.

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