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Attached is a PDF format copy of the Animal Protection Act of Panama -- Law 70 of 18 October 2012. The official version is the Spanish language copy, and a high fidelity English language translation has also been provided, both courtesy of Dottie Atwater, who runs the spay/neuter clinic in Volcan.

Anyone wishing to report animal abuse, as defined in these documents, is advised to contact their local Corregidor.

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The National Assembly has approved in the third and final reading Project No. 457 which amends the Penal Code.

Section 421 will now call for prison sentences of between 1 to 3 years for causing the death of a domestic animal by maltreatment or cruelty.


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