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Jamaica: One Hurdle To Clear For Dog-Attack Law

The Senate will now examine a bill that was passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposing to hold dog owners criminally liable for animal attacks.

Seventeen amendments were made to the bill when members of the Lower House sat in committee.

In piloting the bill through the committee stage, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck said that under the proposed law, convicts would be fined for the offences as set out in the law.

Where they fail to pay the fine, they would be imprisoned.

The bill proposes fines ranging from $500,000 to $3 million, or imprisonment from six months to 15 years.

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