In Russia, a global reform of pet stores and bird markets is coming. They will be deprived of the right to trade in large animals – in particular, dogs and cats. Vladimir Burmatov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection, announced this to Parliamentary Newspaper.
“Trade in small animals – for example, rodents, fish and parrots – in pet stores and bird markets will continue to be allowed,” the parliamentarian specified. – But cats and dogs can be sold only through special nurseries, where they can create all the necessary conditions for them.
Vladimir Burmatov also noted that the corresponding bill appeared as a response to citizens’ appeals that came to his mail. To date, it has successfully passed the first reading. It is scheduled to be finalized this fall.
Earlier, Parlamentskaya Gazeta reported that the Code of Administrative Violations is planned to be added with articles imposing liability for cruelty to animals. In total, the updated edition will include six compositions: for throwing an animal out into the street, improper maintenance in circuses, shelters and nurseries, and so on.
Read the full article on the Parlamentskaya Gazeta website later.
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