Exotic pet owners given 30 days to hand over animals




Sharjah: Exotic pet owners have one month to hand over their so-called pets to authorities under a newly announced ban on breeding and possession of wild animals smuggled into the emirate at homes and farms.

Those who fail to surrender their exotic pets will be slapped with a Dh100,000 fine in addition to confiscation of the species.

His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued the decision on Sunday but public and private zoos, scientific and research centres and universities which obtained licences from the Environment and Natural Reserves Agency in Sharjah are exempted.

Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Sharjah Environment and Natural Reserves Authority, told Gulf News that the Environment authority is working on a draft law to explain and clarify the tasks of each department in carrying out the decision.

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