The Egyptian law for animal protection

Article 355 stipulates that:

Individuals guilty of the following are punished by penal servitude:

“First: Willfully killing without purpose or extensively harming a riding animal, a beast of burden, a towing beast or any other type of livestock.”

“Second: Poisoning any of the above mentioned animals or any kind of fish found in rivers, canals, swamps or ponds, would put the individual under police observation for a period of no less than one year and no more than two years.”

“Any individual attempting to commit any of the above mentioned crimes will be sentenced to penal servitude for a period of no more than 1 year, or will pay a fine that will not exceed 200 LE.”

Article 356 stipulates that:
If any of the crimes mentioned in article 355 were committed at night, the guilty party will be punished by penal servitude or imprisonment for a period of 3-7 years.

Article 357 stipulates that:
“Any individual who willfully kills or poisons without purporse a tamed animal not mentioned in Article 355 or does it any major harm shall be punished by a jail sentence that does not exceed 6 months or by a fine that will not exceed 200 LE”

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