Animals – Pets, Pets, animals used in cultural events, service animals, laboratory animals, wild animals (article 1 of the “model law “About the treatment of animals”, the decree of the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of States-participants of the Commonwealth of Independent States of 31.10.2007, №29-17).
Animals – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, mollusks, worms, and other organisms that feed on ready organic substances are capable of active movement, which provides the vital functions of the digestive, excretory, respiratory and nervous systems (article 1 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “About veterinary activities”).
Cruelty to wild animals – the extraction of wild animals in distress, destruction of wildlife habitats, except for the cases stipulated by this Law and other legislative acts, the beatings, the torture of wild animals and other actions (inaction) contrary to the prescribed rules and accepted the social norms of humane treatment of animals (clause 19 article 1 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On fauna”). Continue reading
In the Federation Council of Russia discussed the draft law on responsible treatment of animals. For this from all over the country came the experts who expressed their opinion. The Kaliningrad region was represented by the Director of the zoo Svetlana Sokolova. She answered questions from Business FM, Kaliningrad.
− Such a law will be adopted in our country for the first time. Tell us what was discussed in Moscow?
− In Russia there is no legislation that would regulate the situation with the animals, not only domestic but also topalovski, circus, official. But our attitude to animals is the litmus test for society. We have a whole bunch of problems: there are no regulations, no responsibility for the fact that animals are treated improperly, with the exception of articles in the Criminal code, which is used extremely rarely.
Attempts to enact such a law have been made repeatedly. He has passed all three readings in the State Duma in 1999. In 2000 it was approved by the Federation Council, but in the same year, it was vetoed by the President. Perhaps, it seemed that the law was insufficiently Continue reading