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Title: Animal Protection Act Ch
Date: 2017.04.26
Legislative: 1. The 40 articles are enacted by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on November 4, 1998 by the Order of (87) Hua-Tsung-(1)-Yi-Tze-No.8700224370
2. Article 2 amended by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on May 17, 2000 by the Order of (89) Hua-Tsung-(1)-Yi-Tze-No.8900118440
3. Articles 6, 12, 22 and 28 amended by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on January 17, 2001 by the Order of (90) Hua-Tsung-1-Yi-Tze-No.9000007530
4. Article 23 amended by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on December 21, 2001 by the Order of (90) Hua-Tsung-1-Yi-Tze-No.9000252780
5. Articles 12, 14 and 31 amended by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on January 7, 2004 by the Order of Hua-Tsung-1-Yi-Tze-No.09200248361
6. Articles 30 and 31 amended by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on July 11, 2007 by the Order of Hua-Tsung-1-Yi-Tze-No.09600088031
7. Article 14-1, Article 20-1, Title of Chapter IV-1, Article 22-1, Article 22-2, and Article 25-1 added, and Articles 3 to 5, Article 7, Article 9, Article 10, Article 12, Article 13, Article 15, Article 16, Article 18, Articles 20 to 23, Article 25, and Articles 27 to 33 amended by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on January 16, 2008 by the Order of Hua-Tsung-1-Yi-Tze-No.09700002551
8. Article 27-1 added, and Articles 5, Article 12, Article 14, Article 21, Article 22-2, and Articles 28 amended by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on January 27, 2010 by the Order of Hua-Tsung-1-Yi-Tze-No.09900020011
9. Article 14-2 added, and Articles 30 amended by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on June 29, 2011 by the Order of Hua-Tsung-1-Yi-Tze-No. 10000136211
10. Articles 6-1, 6-2, 22-3~22-5, 23-1, 23-2, 30-1, 33-1, 33-2 added; Title of Chapter IV-1, Articles 2~6, 12, 14, 19, 22, 22-2, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30 and 31 amended by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on Feb 4, 2015 by the Order of Hua-Tsung-1-Yi-Tze-No. 10400014321
11. Articles 25-1 amended by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on May 18, 2016 by the Order of Hua-Tsung-1-Yi-Tze-No.10500042801
12. Article 25-2 added, and Articles 5, 12, 25, 25-1, 27, 30, 30-1 and 33-1 amended by the Legislative Yuan and promulgated by the President on April 26, 2017 by the order of Hua-Tsung-1-Yi-Tze-No. 10600050401
Content:

Chapter I General Provisions
Article 1
1.1 This Act is hereby enacted out of respect for animal lives
    and for the purpose of animal protection.
1.2 This Act governs activities to protect animals. However,
    other laws may prevail if they contain specific applicable
    stipulations.


Article 2
2.1 The term “competent authority” in this Act refers to one
    of the following: the Council of Agriculture of the central
    government, the municipal government of a special
    municipality, or a city/county government.
2.2 A municipal, city/county government (hereinafter “local
    government”) shall set up an animal protection agency
    dedicated to the enforcement of this Act.


Article 3
3.1 Definition of terms used in this Act:
 3.1.1 Animal: a vertebrate, such as a dog or a cat, reared and
       tended by human as a pet, an economic animal or a
       laboratory animal.
 3.1.2 Economic animal: an animal reared and tended for the
       production of fur, meat, milk, or for other economic
       purposes such as labor.
 3.1.3 Laboratory animal: an animal reared and tended for
       scientific applications.
 3.1.4 Scientific application: a usage for the purpose of
       teaching, experiment; making biological products, trial
       agents, drugs, poison; or facilitating organ transplant.
 3.1.5 Pet: an animal, such as a dog or a cat, reared and tended
       for pleasure or companionship.
 3.1.6 Pet food: feed or substance to provide a balanced diet of
       nutrients to animals declared as pets by the central
       competent authority.
 3.1.7 Owner: the person having possession of, or actually
       tending, an animal.
 3.1.8 Pet breeding facility: a place to cultivate, refine or
       reproduce pets for commercial purposes.
 3.1.9 Pet food vendor: a person/business engaged in the
       manufacturing, processing, packaging, wholesale or
       retail, or import/export of pet food.
 3.1.10 Abuse: using violence, improper drug or other means --
        beyond what is necessary to rear, tend or dispose of an
        animal -- to harm an animal or cause it unable to
        perform physical functions properly.
 3.1.11 Transporter: someone whose job is to transport animals.
 3.1.12 Slaughterer: someone whose job is to slaughter economic
        animals at an abattoir.
 3.1.13 Recreational animal: an animal for recreational purposes
        used for display, entertainment, or riding at a
        commercial venue.
 3.1.14 Animal show vendor: operator of a business using
        recreational animals for display, entertainment, or
        riding.


Chapter II General protection of animals
Article 4
4.1 The central competent authority shall form a panel of     experts, scholars, officials from relevant agencies and
    representatives from legitimate animal welfare civic groups
    to develop animal protection policies, as well as indicators
    and white paper for animal welfare, also to review the
    policy outcome every three months. The number of experts,
    scholars and animal protection advocates combined – non-
    officials – must not be less than two thirds of panel.
4.2 When and if there is a shortage of animal drug to treat
    diseases, some categories of human drug declared by the
    central competent authority may be use in dogs, cats and
    non-economic animals as long as the veterinarian (or the vet
    ’s aid) enters a note in the medical record.
4.3 Regulations governing the use and management of human drug
    on dogs, cats and non-economic animals -- as described in
    Clause 4.2 -- shall be stipulated by the central competent
    authority in collaboration with the central health competent
    authority.


Article 5
5.1 An animal owner must be over 20 years of age. The statutory
    agent or legal guardian of a minor (anyone less than 20
    years old) keeping or tending animals shall be the owner on
    behalf of the minor.
5.2 Regarding animals tended under his care, an owner shall
    comply with the followings:
5.2.1 Providing proper, clean and harmless food as well as
    adequate and clean water which should be available at all
    times.
5.2.2 Providing a living environment that is safe, clean, well-
      ventilated, non-flooding with proper and adequate shelter,
      lighting and warmth.
5.2.3 Providing necessary precaution against infectious animal
      diseases.
5.2.4 Preventing the animal from harassment, abuse or injury.
5.2.5 Providing adequate room for a caged pet to stretch and
      move about, while allowing sufficient out-of-cage
      activities.
5.2.6 For a pet kept on a leash and collar, using a leash longer
      than its body length allowing it to stretch and move
      about, and a collar that is safe, comfortable, breathable
      and of proper elasticity; also giving the pet sufficient
      outdoor activities whenever appropriate.
5.2.7 Must not tow the pet behind a car or motorcycle.
5.2.8 Moving the pet to a safe location with a chance to escape
      from a place with potential hazards.
5.2.9 Not confining a pet in an enclosed space for a long time;
      keeping the vent holes open to allow breathing.
5.2.10 Providing other proper care.
5.2.11 Other than neutering, a pet must not be subject to any
       non-essential or non-medical surgery.
5.3 An owner must not abandon any animal under his care unless
       it has been accepted for custody or disposal by an animal
       shelter, or a refuge designated by the local competent
       authority.


Article 6
One must not harass, abuse or injure any animal.


Article 6-1
6-1.1 An animal show vendor shall obtain a license from the
      competent authority prior to commercial operations.
6-1.2 Regulations governing the animal show business described
      in Clause 6-1.1 are to be stipulated by the central
      competent authority.
6-1.3 Vendors without a license for animal shows before January
      23 2015 -- when this Act becomes effective -- shall obtain
      the license within one year from the effective date.


Article 6-2
Maximum weekly hours, maximum service years, old-age care and
requirements for dogs owned by government agencies -- for
quarantine, controlled-drug enforcement, police, rescue or
national defense purposes – shall be stipulated by the central
competent authority.


Article 7
An owner shall prevent his animal from infringing on the life,
body, freedom, or property of others without due cause.


Article 8
The central competent authority may specify and declare the
breed names of animals banned from being owned, imported or
exported.


Article 9
9.1 A transporter shall pay attention to food, water, excrement,
    surrounding conditions and safety of animals being
    transported, while keeping them from panicking, suffering or
    harm.
9.2 Transporters shall receive pre-job training to obtain a
    certificate for transporting the type of animals declared by
    the central competent authority as requiring special
    handling.
9.3 Transporters shall receive on-job training once every two
    years after obtaining the certificate described in Clause
    9.2.Regulations governing transporter training, animal
    transport vehicles and protocols shall be stipulated by the
    central competent authority.


Article 10
10.1 One must not do the followings to any animal:
10.1.1 Conducting fights that pit an animal against another
       animal or human for direct/indirect gambling,
       entertainment, profit, business promotion or a dubious
       purpose.
10.1.2 Conducting animal races or contests for direct/indirect
       gambling.
10.1.3 Abusing, swapping or giving away animals for
       direct/indirect gambling or a dubious purpose.
10.1.4 Using excessive force or electric stunning to gather and
       drive animals, or causing harm when branding animals
       (with sharp tools) during their transport, auction or
       resting on the way to market/abattoir.
10.1.5 Slaughtering economic animals without humanely rendering
       them unconscious before force-feeding water or food,
       handling, cutting, or blood-letting..
10.1.6 Any act that deviates from social norms.


Article 11   
11.1 The owner shall provide necessary medical care to an
     injured or sick animal.
11.2 Animals must not be subject to medical treatment or surgery
     unless it is necessary for the health or management of
     animals. The treatment or surgery shall be conducted by a
     veterinarian, unless it is for emergency, scientific
     application, or situations declared by the central
     competent authority.


Article 12   
12.1 No one shall be allowed to kill animals without due cause
     unless in any of the following situations:
12.1.1 For obtaining meat, skin, fur, feather or other intended
       economic gain that animal is reared for.
12.1.2 For scientific applications.
12.1.3 For epidemic control or species improvement.
12.1.4 For culling over-populated economic animals upon prior
       consent of competent authorities.
12.1.5 For relieving animals’ pain from injury or illness.
12.1.6 For preventing an imminent danger to the life, body,
       health, liberty, or property of human, or to public
       security.
12.1.7 For disposal at a shelter (or a designated local refuge)
       of an animal diagnosed by a veterinarian as having an
       incurable or notifiable infectious disease, causing
       unsanitary conditions, or posing hazards to human/animal
       health and public security.
12.1.8 For other circumstances in this Act or declared by the
       central competent authority.
12.2 The central competent authority may declare the type of
     animals banned from slaughter in 12.1.
12.3 One must not cite 12.1.1 as a pretext to:
12.3.1 kill a dog/cat, or sell, buy, eat or possess the remains
       -- carcass, offal, or food containing dog/cat parts; or
12.3.2 sell the carcass of an animal banned from slaughter by
       the central competent authority.
12.4 Animals eligible for reclamation or adoption according to
     Article 14-2 shall exclude those animals declared as banned
     from ownership, or importation in Article 8. However, for
     an animal already owned/imported and duly registered
     according to Clause 36.1 before the declaration, the owner
     is allowed to reclaim it.
12.5 Within two years from January 23, 2015 when this revision
     of the Act becomes effective, animal shelters -- or
     designated local refuges -- may kill those animals yet to
     be reclaimed, adopted or disposed of, after 12 days from
     the date of notification or public announcement. Such
     shelters are not bound by Clause 12.1.


Article 13   
13.1 Anyone killing animals for reasons in Clause 12.1 shall do
     so in a humane way to minimize animals’ pain. Additional
     guidelines regarding animal killing are:
13.1.1 One must not kill animals in a public place or a venue
       with public access unless otherwise stipulated by the
       competent authority.
13.1.2 The act of putting a pet to death to relieve its pain
       shall be performed by a veterinarian unless in emergency.
13.1.3 A veterinarian shall personally conduct or supervise over
       the disposition of animals at an animal shelter or a
       designated local refuge.
13.1.4 Excess animals shall be culled in a way approved by the
       competent authority.
13.2 The central competent authority shall, based on actual
     needs, formulate protocols to put animals to death in a
     humane way.
13.3 Slaughterers of economic animals shall -- on an annual
     basis -- attend workshops on humane slaughter practices in
     training programs organized by the competent authority or a
     delegated entity.


Article 14   
14.1 Based on demography of human and stray animal populations,
     local competent authorities shall set up animal shelters
     locally, or delegate private organizations/groups to set up
     animal shelters or specific venues for harboring and
     handling of:
14.1.1 stray animals caught by local competent authorities or
       members of the public,
14.1.2 animals whom the owner no longer wish to keep,
14.1.3 animals detained or confiscated by competent authorities
       according to this Act, or
14.1.4 animals in distress.
14.2 For a sheltered animal described in Clause 14.1 whose
     ownership cannot be confirmed, or whose owner -- though
     identified (through pet registration or other information)
     and notified -- fails to reclaim the lost pet within seven
     days from the notification date, the competent authority or
     shelter may declare this animal eligible for adoption, or
     have it neutered, or subject to other necessary disposal
     measures.
14.3 The central competent authority shall allocate budgets to
     subsidize local competent authorities in setting up animal
     shelters and carrying out animal protection tasks such as
     neutering, reclamation and adoption. Organization laws and
     operating procedures for public animal shelters shall be
     stipulated by the central competent authority.
14.4 Local competent authorities may devise incentive programs
     to supervise and assist private organizations/groups in
     setting up animal shelters.
14.5 Fees may be charged for services provided by animal
     shelters or designated local refuges. Fee standards are to
     be formulated by local competent authorities.


Article 14-1
14-1.1 Without prior consent of competent authorities, one must
       not capture animals with any of the followings:
14-1.1.1 explosive material,
14-1.1.2 poison,
14-1.1.3 electricity,
14-1.1.4 corrosive substance,
14-1.1.5 firearms other than a tranquilizing gun,
14-1.1.6 traps, or
14-1.1.7 any method declared to be banned by competent
         authorities.
14-1.2 Competent authorities may remove, dismantle and destroy
       devices for any of the prohibited methods in Clause 14-
       1.1 without official consents. The landlord, user or
       person in charge must not evade, obstruct or refuse.


Article 14-2   
One must not manufacture, sell, display, import or export animal
traps without prior approval from the central competent
authority.


Chapter III Scientific Application of Animals

Article 15   
15.1 One shall avoid using live animals for scientific
     application; when it cannot be avoided, one shall do so
     with the least number of animals and in a way inflicting
     the least pain or harm.
15.2 The central competent authority may formulate regulations
     governing the source, application scope and management of
     lab animals based on the type of animals.


Article 16   
16.1 The institution using animals for scientific application
     shall set up a panel for the care and use of lab animals
     for scientific application within the institution.
16.2 The central competent authority shall invite scholars,
     experts, officials from related agencies and registered
     civic animal welfare groups to regularly supervise and
     manage the scientific application of animals. There should
     be at least one veterinarian and one representative from a
     civil group on this list.
16.3 Regulations governing the composition, mission and
     management of the animal care and use committee/panel in an
     institution shall be formulated by the central competent
     authority.


Article 17   
17.1 One shall examine the conditions of a lab animal
     immediately after a scientific application is completed.
     Animals whose quality of life has been compromised from
     losing limbs, organs or pain shall be put to death in the
     least painful way.
17.2 A lab animal must not be subject to additional use for
     scientific application before its physiological functions
     have fully recovered unless necessary for scientific
     purposes.


Article 18
Schools at or below the high school level must not conduct
courses causing animal pain or death beyond the curriculum
designated by the education competent authority.


Chapter IV Management of pets

Article 19   
19.1 The central competent authority may specify and declare the
     breeds of pets subject to compulsory registration with the
     government.
19.2 The owner shall register the birth, acquisition, transfer,
     missing and death of a pet described in Clause 19.1 with
     the local competent authority or the delegated private
     entity. The local competent authority shall issue an ID tag
     to each registered pet. Every pet shall get an ID microchip
     implant.
19.3 Procedure and deadline for the registration described in
     Clause 19.2, neutering incentives, other regulations
     governing ID tags/chips shall be stipulated by the central
     competent authority.


Article 20   
20.1 A pet in a public place or venue with public access must
     have human company over seven years of age.
20.2 An aggressive pet showing up in a public place or venue
     with public access must have adult human company who shall
     take precaution to protect the public.
20.3 The central competent authority shall specify and declare
     the breed names of aggressive pets and relevant precaution
     to be taken in public space.


Article 20-1   
Local competent authorities shall provide proper and adequate
public facilities for activity of pets accompanied by their
owners.


Article 21   
21.1 When a pet subject to compulsory registration shows up
     without human company in a public place or a venue with
     public access, anyone may assist and guard the pet on the
     way to an animal shelter or a designated local refuge.
21.2 The owner shall be notified promptly if the pet in Clause
     21.1 carries an ID tag or chip. If there is no ID tag/chip,
     or no one comes to reclaim the pet within 12 days, the pet
     will be disposed of according to Articles 12 and 13.
21.3 If the pet in Clause 21.1 has a contagious disease or is in
     distress, it may be put to death in a humane way.
21.4 Clauses 21.2 and 21.3 shall apply in a similar manner for a
     pet given up by its owner to an animal shelter, or a
     designated local refuge.


Chapter IV-1 Management of vendors of pet breeding, trading, lodging service and pet food

Article 22   
22.1 No one shall be allowed to sell the specific breeds of
     pets. However, vendors with permits from local competent
     authorities and legitimate business licenses may operate
     commercial breeding, trading and lodging of specific breeds
     of pets. Duration of the permit is three years.
22.2 The breed names of specific pets in Clause 22.1;
     qualifications for pet breeding, trading, and lodging
     vendors, their facilities and full-time staffs; application
     procedure for the permit and its duration; criteria for
     permit renewal, revocation or suspension; regulations
     governing pet breeding shall be stipulated by the central
     competent authority.
22.3 The owner of specific breeds of pets, other than the
     vendors specified in Clause 22.1, shall neuter their pets,
     unless a neutering waiver is obtained upon filing a
     breeding management plan with the local competent
     authority. The owner shall file for record with the
     authority if there is a need for breeding, and subsequently
     register for and implant chips on new additions according
     to Article 19.
22.4 Local competent authority may require the owner on file in
     Clause 22.3 to provide the status of specific breeds of
     pets under his care, and information about
     previous/subsequent owner whom the pet is transferred from
     or to.
22.5 Vendors already in breeding, trading or lodging business of
     specific breeds of pets before the regulations according to
     Clause 22.2 becomes effective, shall obtain permits within
     two years from the effective date. Failure to comply will
     result in penalties listed in Article 25-1.


Article 22-1   
Local competent authorities shall conduct regular inspection and
evaluation of pet breeding, trading, and lodging vendors;
regulations governing inspection and evaluation shall be
stipulated by the central competent authority.


Article 22-2   
22-2.1 Traders of specific breeds of pets mentioned in Article
       22 shall acquire such animals only from pet breeders or
       traders with permits; and must not trade or transfer such
       animals to a third party without ID microchip implants.
22-2.2 In transactions of specific breeds of pets described in
       Article 22, breeders or traders shall prepare and provide
       to the buyer documentations about the pets.
22-2.3 Vendors of pet breeding, trading or lodging services
       mentioned in Clause 22-2.2 shall indicate the permit
       number in electronic, print, telecommunication or other
       media for business promotion.


Article 22-3   
22-3.1 Vendors in pet food manufacturing, processing or
       importation business shall file for record with the
       central competent authority the type of pet food handled.
22-3.2 The central competent authority shall formulate
       regulations governing the type of pet food subject to
       filing for record, and the content, format, deadline,
       procedure and other aspects about the filing.


Article 22-4   
22-4.1 One must not manufacture, process, repackage, wholesale,
       retail, import, export, give away for free, or display
       for sale a pet food in any of the following conditions:
22-4.1.1 contaminated with pathogenic microorganism,
22-4.1.2 with a pet health hazard exceeding the allowable level
         for safety,
22-4.1.3 beyond the expiration date, or
22-4.1.4 the labeling is non-compliant, unclear or incomplete.
22-4.2 The type of pathogenic microorganism and animal health
       hazards mentioned in Clause 22-4.1, and their allowable
       levels are to be stipulated by the central competent
       authority.


Article 22-5   
22-5.1 Chinese language and universal symbols shall be used on
       the container, package or instruction of pet food to
       indicate the followings:
22-5.1.1 product name,
22-5.1.2 net weight, volume, quantity or other measurement; net
         weight, volume or quantity shall be expressed in legal
         metrology units (other units could be used additionally
         when necessary),
22-5.1.3 names of primary materials and additives,
22-5.1.4 nutrients and their amounts,
22-5.1.5 the name, address and phone number of the manufacturer
         or processer; or the names, addresses, phone numbers of
         the importer and domestic company in charge and the
         country of origin for imported products,
22-5.1.6 expiration date or date of manufacturing,
22-5.1.7 shelf life, storage methods and conditions,
22-5.1.8 intended pet type, feeding method and other
         instructions, and
22-5.1.9 other information required by the central competent
         authority
22-5.2 Labeling, promotion material or advertisement for pet
       food must not include false, exaggerated or misleading
       information.
22-5.3 One must not manufacture, sell, import, export, or use a
       container or package for pet food that is:
22-5.3.1 poisonous,
22-5.3.2 prone to undesirable chemical reactions, or
22-5.3.3 imposing health hazards.


Chapter V Government supervision

Article 23   
23.1 Local competent authorities shall have full-time animal
     protection inspectors, and may recruit animal protection
     volunteers to assist in relevant tasks.
23.2 For verification and enforcement against offenses of this
     Act, animal protection inspectors may enter animal contest
     grounds, commercial venues where animals are slaughtered,
     bred, traded, lodged, displayed; or facilities for animal
     training or scientific applications.
23.3 One must not evade, obstruct or refuse the verification or
     enforcement described in Clause 23.2.
23.4 Local competent authorities may delegate the verification
     tasks in Clause 23.2 to third-party agencies, legal
     entities, groups or individuals.
23.5 To perform the duty, animal protection inspectors shall
     show relevant document, or paper for identification; police
     assistance could be obtained when necessary.
23.6 Municipal or city/county police forces assisting animal
     protection inspectors performing duties shall have had
     relevant technical training.
23.7 For this Act to be effectively enforced, competent
     authorities shall allocate funds in the annual budget year
     after year to actively engage in animal protection tasks.
    

Article 23-1   
23-1.1 In collaboration with other authorities, local competent
       authorities may dispatch inspectors to business premises
       or related facilities of pet food vendors for inspection
       or sampling test.
23-1.2 For the inspection or sampling test in Clause 23-1.1, the
       local competent authority may require the pet food vendor
       to provide documents or records about production, inbound
       and outbound shipment, or inventory control.
23-1.3 When conducting inspection or sampling test in Clause 23
       -1.1, the inspector shall show authorization document or
       the badge for identification.
23-1.4 Pet food vendors must not evade, obstruct or refuse
       inspection or sampling test described in Clause 23-1.1.


Article 23-2   
Pet food products confirmed to contain pathogenic microorganism
or pet health hazards exceeding the allowable standards
stipulated according to Clause 22-4.2, the local competent
authority shall demand the offending products be recalled,
destroyed, or otherwise properly disposed of before a deadline.


Article 24
Local competent authorities shall notify institutions or schools
incompliant with Article 15, Clause 16.1, Article 17 or Article
18 to take corrective and necessary actions by a deadline.


Chapter VI Penalty

Article 25   
25.1 A jail term or penal servitude under two years, in
     conjunction with a fine over NT$200,000 and under NT
     $2,000,000 will be imposed for any of the following
     situations:
25.1.1 Killing, deliberate hurting, or causing injury of an
       animal in violation of Clause 5.2, Article 6, or Clause
       12.1 resulting in mangled limbs, or vital organ failure
       of the animal.
25.1.2 Violation of Clause 12.2 or Clause 12.3.1, namely killing
       a dog/cat or an animal banned from slaughter as declared
       by the central competent authority.


Article 25-1
25-1.1 A jail term of no less than one year and up to five years
       in conjunction with a fine over NT$500,000 and under NT
       $5,000,000 will be imposed on a person in serious
       violation of Clause 5.2, Article 6, Clause 12.1, Clause
       12.2 or Clause 12.3.1with drugs or fire arms to cause
       death of multiple animals.
25-1.2 The competent authority may publicize the offender’s
       name, photo and facts about any offense described in
       Article 25 or Clause 25-1.1.


Article 25-2
25-2.1 A fine of over NT$100,000 and underNT$3,000,000 will be
       imposed on anyone that operates breeding, trading and
       lodging business of specific breeds of pets in violation
       of Clause 22.1, namely without a permit issued by the
       local competent authority. In addition to the fine, the
       offender shall be ordered to close down the business. The
       offender shall be fined for each closure deadline
       extended but missed.
25-2.2 The local competent authority may confiscate the animal
       under the charge of the offender in violation of Articles
       25 or Article 25-1, or the specific breed of pets for
       breeding or trading in Articles 25-2.1.


Article 26   
A fine over NT$50,000 and under NT$250,000 will be imposed on
those who own, import or export animals banned from being owned,
imported or exported as declared by the central competent
authority.


Article 27   
27.1 A fine of over NT$50,000 and under NT$250,000 will be
     imposed – the offender’s name, photo, and fact of offense
     may be publicized; the offender may be required to take
     corrective actions by a deadline; the fine may be imposed
     for each deadline extended and missed – in any of the
     following situations:
27.1.1 Violation of Clause 10.1.1, namely facilitating fights
       that pit one animal against another or against human.
27.1.2 Violation of Clause 10.1.1, namely fighting against
       animals.
27.1.3 Violation of Clause 10.1.2, namely operating animal races
       for gambling directly or indirectly.
27.1.4 Violation of Clause 10.1.3, namely directly or indirectly
       offering animals for swaps or gifts in a gamble or
       illicit activity.
27.1.5 Violation of Clause 10.1.6, namely using animals in a
       manner deviating from social norms.
27.1.6 Violation of Clause 12.3, namely selling, buying, eating
       or possessing the remains -- carcasses, offal or food
       containing dog/cat parts, or carcasses of animals banned
       from slaughter as declared by the central competent
       authority.
27.1.7 Violation of regulations governing pet breeding as
       stipulated by the central competent authority in
       accordance with Clause 22.2.
27.1.8 Violation of Clause 22.3, namely -- after choosing not to
       neuter the animal -- failure to file a breeding
       management plan, or breeding an animal without prior
       filing for record of such a need.
27.1.9 The action to manufacture, process, repackage, wholesale,
       retail, import, export, give away for free, or display
       for sale a pet food in conditions described in Clause 22
       -4.1.1 or Clause 22-4.1.2.
27.1.10 Noncompliance of Article 23-2, namely failure to recall,
       destroy or properly dispose of tainted products by a
       deadline specified by the local competent authority.


Article 27-1   
A jail term or penal servitude under one year, or a fine of
under NT$30,000, or both, will be imposed for an action to
disseminate, broadcast, or sell text, picture, audio or video
recording, electronic record that violates Article 6, Article
10, or Clause 12.1; or to display the above in public, or to
allow others to watch and/or listen.


Article 28   
28.1 A fine over NT$40,000 and under NT$200,000 will be imposed
    – the offender’s commercial name, personal name and photo
     may be publicized; the offender may be required to take
     corrective actions by a deadline; the fine may be imposed
     for each deadline extended and missed; the permit may be
     revoked after three offenses – in any of the following
     situations:
  28.1.1 Failure to comply with qualifications for breeding,
         trading, and lodging vendors of specific breeds of
         pets, their facilities and full-time staffs, as
         stipulated by the competent authority according to
         Clause 22.2.
  28.1.2 Violation of Clause 22-1.1, namely acquisition of
         specific breeds of pets from breeders or traders
         without permits; or trading or transferring such
         animals to a third party without implanting ID
         microchips.


Article 29   
29.1 A fine of over NT$30,000 and under NT$150,000 will be
     imposed for any of the following situations:
  29.1.1 Violation of Clause 5.3, namely animal abandonment.
  29.1.2 Noncompliance of Article 6-1, namely failure to obtain
         permits for animal shows.
  29.1.3 Noncompliance of Article 24, namely failure to take
         corrective actions or properly dispose of animals
         before a deadline upon violating Clause 15.1, Article
         17 or Article 18.
  29.1.4 Noncompliance of Article 16-1, namely failure to form a
         panel for proper care and use of laboratory animals.
  29.1.5 Violation of Clause 20.2, namely allowing an aggressive
         pet to roam about in a public venue or a place with
         public access without adult supervision or proper
         precaution.
  29.1.6 Violation of Clause 23.3, namely the action to evade,
         obstruct, or refuse enforcement by animal protection
         inspectors.
  29.1.7 The action to manufacture, process, repackage,
         wholesale, retail, import, export, give away for free,
         or display for sale a pet food described in Clause 22-
         4.1.3 and Clause 22-4.1.4.
  29.1.8 Failure to take corrective actions before a specific
         deadline for noncompliance of Clause 22-5.1 about
         labeling.
  29.1.9 Noncompliance of Clause 22-5.2, namely making false,
         exaggerated, or misleading statements in labeling,
         promotion material or advertisement.
  29.1.10 Nonconformance of Clause 22-5.3, namely the action to
          manufacture, sell, import, export or use containers or
          packages described therein for pet food.
  29.1.11 Noncompliance of Clause 23-1.4, namely the action to
          evade, obstruct, or refuse inspection or sampling test
          by inspectors.


Article 30   
30.1 A fine of over NT$15,000 and under NT$75,000 will be
     imposed in any of the following situations:
30.1.1 Violation of any clause from Clause 5.2.1 to 5.2.10, or
       Article 6, namely the intentional action harming an
       animal or causing it to be harmed but not resulting in
       mangled limbs, vital organ failure, or death; OR the
       action accidentally harming an animal or causing it to be
       harmed leading to mangled limbs, vital organ failure or
       death.
30.1.2 Violation of Clause 5.2.11, namely subjecting a pet to
       any non-essential or non-medical surgery other than for
       neutering.
30.1.3 Failure to take corrective actions before a deadline
       specified by a local competent authority regarding a
       violation of Clause 11.1, namely not providing necessary
       medical care to an injured or sick animal.
30.1.4 Violation of Clause 13.1.1 namely killing animals in a
       public venue or a place with public access.
30.1.5 Noncompliance of Clause 13.1.4 namely failure to cull
       animals in a manner approved by the competent authority.
30.1.6 Noncompliance of Clause 13.2, namely failure to abide by
       the guideline for animal slaughter as stipulated by the
       central competent authority.
30.1.7 Noncompliance of Clause 14-1.1, namely capturing animals
       in a prohibited manner without prior consent of competent
       authorities.
30.1.8 Violation of Article 14-2, namely the action to
       manufacture, sell, display, import or export animal traps
       without prior consent of the central competent authority.
30.1.9 Noncompliance of Clause 22-2.2, namely refusal or failure
       of the breeder or trader to provide to the buyer
       documents about the pet in the transaction.
30.1.10 Noncompliance of Clause 22-2.3, namely failure of
        vendors of pet breeding, trading or lodging business to
        indicate the permit number in electronic, print,
        telecommunication or other media for business promotion.
30.2 A jail term up to two years will be imposed for a
       deliberate repeat offense of any clause from 30.1.1 to
       30.1.8 within five years from the date the previous
       penalty notice is served on an offense of any clause in
       that group.


Article 30-1   
30-1.1 A fine of over NT$3000 and under NT$15,000 will be
       imposed in any of the following situations; the fine may
       be imposed each time the offense occurs:
30-1.1.1 Failure to take corrective actions before a deadline
         after violating – but not causing injury to the animal
         -- any clause from 5.2.1 to 5.2.10.
30-1.1.2 The action accidentally harming an animal, or causing
         it to be harmed, leading to mangled limbs, vital organ
         failure or death after violating any clause from 5.2.1
         to 5.2.10 or Article 6.
30-1.1.3 Noncompliance of Clause 22.4, namely failure to take
         corrective actions before a specific deadline after
         being required to provide status report of the pet of a
         specific type, and the information about the
         previous/subsequent owners whom the pet is transferred
         from or to.


Article 31   
31.1 A fine of over NT$3000 and under NT$15,000 will be imposed
     -- the offender may be required to take corrective actions
     before a specific deadline, and the fine may be imposed
     each time the deadline is extended but missed – in any of
     the following situations:
31.1.1 Violation of Clause 4.2, namely a veterinarian (or a vet
       ’s aid) administering on economic animals a drug other
       than those in the declared categories, or failure to
       comply with regulations stipulated according to Clause
       4.3.
31.1.2 Noncompliance of Clause 9.2 by a transporter, namely
       operating animal transport business without completing a
       pre-job training to get a certificate.
31.1.3 Noncompliance of Clause 9.3 by a transporter, namely
       failure to get once-every-two-year on-job training
       offered by the competent authority or a delegated entity.
31.1.4 Violation by a transporter of guidelines for animal
       transport vehicles and processes stipulated by the
       central competent authority according to Clause 9.3.
31.1.5 Violation of Clause 11.2 namely conducting medical
       treatment or surgery for purposes other than animal
       health or management.
31.1.6 Violation of Clause 13.1.2, namely killing animals
       without a qualified veterinarian, or in a non-emergency
       situation.
31.1.7 Violation of Clause 13.1.3 namely animals killed by
       someone other than a qualified veterinarian, or without
       the supervision of a veterinarian.
31.1.8 The owner’s refusal to take corrective actions after
       receiving advice about noncompliance about compulsory
       registration of birth, acquisition, transfer, missing or
       death of a pet, as required in regulations stipulated by
       the central competent authority in accordance with Clause
       19.3.
31.1.9 The owner’s refusal to take corrective actions after
       allowing a pet in a public venue or a place with public
       access without a human companion over seven years of age
       in violation of Clause 20.1.
31.1.10 Failure to take corrective actions before a specific
        deadline regarding noncompliant of Clause 22-3.1 in
        filing for the record, or noncompliance of requirements
        stipulated according to Clause 22-3.2 for the content,
        format, deadline, procedure and other aspects of the
        filing.
31.2 A jail term under one year will be imposed for a deliberate
     repeat offense of any clause from 31.1.4 to 31.1.7 within
     two years from the date a previous penalty notice is served
     on an offense of any clause in the same group.


Article 32   
32.1 The local competent authority may confiscate an owner’s
     animals in any of the following situations:
32.1.1 Violation of Clause 5.2, namely an owner subjecting his
       animals to ill-intended or gratuitous harassment, abuse,
       or harm that potentially may lead to death.
32.1.2 Animals abandoned by an owner in violation of Clause 5.3.
32.1.3 Offense of Article 7, namely animals having caused
       unjustified death or bodily harm of human.
32.1.4 Owner’s failure to take corrective actions after
       receiving advice about the violation of Article 7, and
       the animal continues to infringe on freedom or property
       of others without due cause.
32.1.5 Violation of Article 8, namely owning, importing or
       exporting animals declared to be banned from being owned,
       imported or exported.
32.2 Owners violating any clause from 32.1.1 to 32.1.5 may be
     banned by the local competent authority from adopting
     animals from shelters under its jurisdiction, or be denied
     the permit to operate a pet breeding, trading or lodging
     business.


Article 33   
33.1 The local competent authority shall demand the owner to
     take corrective actions before a deadline, in addition to
     imposing penalties according to this Act – failure to
     comply may result in confistication of the animal – in one
     of the following situations:
 33.1.1 Violation of Clause 5.2, namely the owner subjecting his
        animal to ill-intended or gratuitous harassment, abuse,
        or harm.
 33.1.2 Using animals in a way violating of Article 10.
 33.1.3 Noncompliance of Clause 11.1, namely failure to provide
        necessary medical care to an animal.
 33.1.4 Violation of Clause 20.2, namely the owner allowing an
        aggressive pet to be present at a public place or a
        venue with public access without adult human company,
        and without necessary precautions.
33.2 Owners violating any clause from 33.1.1 to 33.1.4 may be
     banned by the local authority from adopting animals from
     shelters under its jurisdiction, or be denied the permit to
     operate a pet breeding, trading or lodging business.


Article 33-1   
33-1.1 No one shall be allowed to own a pet of specific breeds
       subject to compulsory registration in Clause 19.1, or to
       adopt a sheltered animal described in Clause 14.1 if he
       has previously committed any of the followings:
  33-1.1.1 Animal abandonment,
  33-1.1.2 Surrendering to shelter custody an animal he no
           longer wishes to keep,
  33-1.1.3 Noncompliance of any clause in Clause 5.2 for animals
           under his care,
  33-1.1.4 Violation of Article 6, namely the action to harass,
           abuse or injure an animal,
  33-1.1.5 Any of the prohibited behaviors described in Article
           10,
  33-1.1.6 Failure to provide necessary medical care to an
         injured or sick animal in violation of Clause 11.1,
  33-1.1.7 Violation of Clause 12.1, namely killing an animal
         without due cause, or violation of Clause 12.2 or
         Clause 12.3, namely killing dogs/cats or animals banned
         from slaughter, selling, buying, eating or possessing
         the carcass, offal or food containing parts of such
         animals,
  33-1.1.8 Causing his animals to be confiscated by a local
         competent authority citing Clause 32.1 or Clause 33.1.
33-1.2 A fine of over NT$3000 and under NT$15,000 will be
       imposed on the person owning a pet or adopting animals
       in violation of Clause 33-1.1; the local competent
       authority shall also confiscate the pet or animal
       involved.
33-1.3 Anyone convicted of a crime, receiving a deferred
       prosecution or a monetary fine for any situation in
       Clause 33-1.1 or any clause from Article 25 to Article
       31, may be required by the local competent authority to
       attend an animal protection course part of which is
       hands-on practice in an animal shelter. Regulations
       governing the format, content, fee collection and
       requirements of the training course shall be stipulated
       by the central competent authority.


Article 33-2   
33-2.1 The local competent authority shall compile and submit a
       quarterly report to the central competent authority
       regarding violations of any clause from Article 25 to
       Article 33-1.
33-2.2 The central competent authority shall consolidate the
       reports described in Clause 33-2.1 and distribute to each
       competent authority and animal shelter as the basis for
       refusing/approving an adoption, or imposing penalty
       according to Clause 33-1.2.
33-2.3 Local competent authority shall keep confidential the
       identity and relevant information of a whistleblower who
       provides evidence leading to the discovery of any
       violation of this Act. The authority may offer rewards.
33-2.4 Guidelines for whistleblower rewards, as mentioned in
       lause 33-2.3, shall be formulated by the central
       competent authority.


Article 34   
The local competent authority shall be the agency to impose
monetary fines stipulated in this Act.


Article 35   
Failure to pay the fine – imposed according to this Act --
before a deadline will be referred to the court for mandatory
enforcement.


Chapter VII Supplementary Provisions

Article 36   
36.1 The owner shall file for record with the local competent
     authority before a deadline specified by the central
     competent authority if he has owned an animal banned from
     being imported or owned since before the central competent
     authority’s declaration according to Article 8. The same
     rule applies to ownership changes if any.
36.2 Only those owners who have filed for record according to
     Clause 36.1 are allowed to continue to own the animals. One
     must not breed such animals unless the central competent
     authority has announced a relevant permission.
36.3 Violation of Clause 36.1 or Clause 36.2 shall be dealt with
     according to Article 26 and Clause 32.1.3.


Article 37   
Vendors having been operating breeding, trading or lodging
business of pets subject to compulsory registration before the
pet-registration requirement Is announced according to Clause
19.1 shall apply for and obtain a permit from the local
competent authority within two years from the effective date of
regulations stipulated according to Clause 22.2. Those who fail
to apply for and obtain the permit before the deadline shall be
dealt with according to Article 25.


Article 38   
Local competent authorities shall charge fees for issuing pet ID
tags according to Clause 19.2, for handling missing pets and
returning them to owners, for issuing permits according to
Clause 22.1. Fee standards for such services shall be stipulated
by the central competent authority.


Article 39
Enforcement rules of this Act shall be formulated by the central competent authority.
Article 40

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