- A really, really watered-down version of this incident would be: hit-and-run assh*les kill dog.
Does it really matter?
Remember the woman who tortured animals and got jailed?
According to the article,
“Those found guilty of animal cruelty may be fined up to S$15,000 and/or jailed up to 18 months, or both for the first offence. Second and subsequent offences may incur a maximum S$30,000 penalty or three years in jail, or both.”
So I guess it is quite obvious that it IS a crime for torturing animals but did you know that it is ALSO a crime to hit-and-run animals?
“Under the Road Traffic Act, if you are involved in an accident where a person or an animal is injured, you have to stop your vehicle and help the victims. If not, you can face a fine up to $3,000 or be jailed up to a year. For a subsequent conviction, you can be fined up to $5,000 or jailed up to two years.
Animals are protected under the same law as humans.”
According to another article by CNA earlier this year.
“Under current rules, motorists are only required to stop and help when they hit animals listed in the Act — such as a dog, horse, ass, mule, sheep, pig, goat or cattle. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to S$3,000 or a jail term of up to a year.
The Act is silent on other animals, including cats, monkeys, birds, rabbits, and wild boars.”
Apparently not all animals are the same. Only SOME animals are protected under the same law as humans.
Seems like everyone is confused too.
NOBODY ASKED ME BUT,
By no means am I a Saint and I’m not here to talk about whether it’s cruel or not to hit-and-run animals (though I personally love dogs). Neither am I here to contest the law as to whether humans are more superior than animals but the fact is, the law is the law and well, I think this info should be included into the Basic Theory Test if it already isn’t.
(Sorry, it’s been a good number of years since I got my driving license.)