Owners of unlicensed wild animals and farms given until year end to apply for SFC license

SFC officers conducting a rescue operation involving a sun bear in this file photo.

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, Sept 16: Owners of unlicensed wild animals and wild animal farms have been given a grace period until the end of the year to apply for licenses for their wild animal pets and farms.

In a notice today, Sarawak Forestry Corporation said the grace period would last only until the end of the year, after which strict action will be taken against offenders.


“A grace period until 31 December, 2021 will be given for an application of a valid license to possess any wild animal and operating wild animal farm from SFC in accordance to Section 37 of Wild Life Protection Ordinance, 1998,” said SFC in its notice today.

“Enforcement action will be taken once the grace period due, with a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of RM50,000,” said SFC.

Those interested may download the application form at https://sarawakforestry.com/downloads/. — DayakDaily