Kuwaiti MPs have called for a ban on the possession, sale, purchase or advertisement of wild animals, Kuwait Times reported.
The proposal of the new bill, which will criminalise the handling of wild animals with a fine of up to by KD20,000 ($68,290) and/or six-month in jail, comes as it was revealed the Philippines has filed a case against the employer of a Filipino overseas worker killed by a pet lion.
Vice President Jejomar Binay said in comments published by Kuwaiti media that lawyer Raul Dado, Consul General of the Philippine Embassy, has filed a complaint for criminal negligence resulting in homicide against Lourdes Abejuela's employer in Kuwait.
The maid died days after being attacked earlier this month by a lion owned by her employer of 15 years.
The new bill has been proposed by MPs Kamel Al-Awadhi, Adnan Abdulsamad, Ahmed Al-Qudhaibi, Ahmed Al-Azmi and Rakan Al-Nisf.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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