For a week now, the Ukrainian parliament has supported a draft law on the implementation of the provisions of international agreements of the European Union in the field of fauna and flora.
New law PROHIBITS:
euthanasia as a method of regulating the number of stray animals;
wildlife photography services;
animal cruelty promotion;
beating, killing, poisoning and maiming stray animals;
begging with animals;
keeping wild large animals in catering establishments and other unsuitable places;
leave animals in the car at an ambient temperature exceeding + 20 ° C and below -5 ° C. 🌡
❗️ The law strengthens:
1️⃣ criminal and administrative liability for cruelty to animals;
2️⃣ measures to combat poaching;
3️⃣ control over the keeping of farm animals;
4️⃣ the rights of local councils to protect animals from cruelty.
The law introduces administrative liability for cruel or irresponsible treatment of animals from the age of 16, as well as criminal liability for cruel or irresponsible treatment of animals from the age of 14..
💁🏻♂️ If an animal is treated cruelly, it will be confiscated from the owner, who will be deprived of the right to be so for 5 years. with wild animals.
So, we will closely monitor the changes regarding this project, but #Yurisvestrecommends not to support this kind of “business” for photo services with wild animals.