Czech Republic: Targeted Strike Against Animal Torture and Puppy Mafia!
At the beginning of March 2020, the Czech parliament voted in favor of a harsher punishment for torturers, puppy dealers and illegal breeders. With the support of the President, cruelty to animals will soon face severe punishments. With the change in the law, the Czech Republic is taking a role model for other European countries!
More handling for the judiciary and police
After the law has come into force, cruelty to animals is expected to be imprisoned for up to six years.
This can also be pronounced without probation if there were no other crimes before.
Illegal breeding facilities were redefined as criminal offenses in order to be able to deal with their handling of dogs and cats in a way that is contrary to animal welfare.
Mother animals are kept in illegal breeding facilities such as birthing machines. Their young animals are often separated from them much too early, sold with the help of dealers via internet portals and sent for long transports to Germany and other Western European countries.
Anyone who still operates such illegal breeding facilities can face up to ten years in prison or a fine of up to 200,000 euros.
Increased penalties for cruelty to animals enable the police to specifically pursue and take action against illegal breeding facilities and the puppy mafia.
Organized crime with puppies of dogs and cats can thus be better documented, uncovered and punished.
The suffering of puppies and parents
The puppy trade is one of the most profitable illegal businesses in the Czech Republic.
In order to make as much profit as possible out of animal goods, dogs and cats vegetate in life imprisonment, in loneliness and misery.
Many spend their short lives in small kennels and cages without ever seeing the sunlight or coming into social contact with fellow species.
If they are too weak or no longer productive enough, they will be abandoned or killed. Because then their life doesn’t count anymore.
Often the dog and cat puppies are torn from their mothers after a few weeks, so the important socialization by the mother is denied to them.
Many puppies suffer from severe behavioral disorders, which often extend into adulthood and sometimes never disappear.
Due to the poor hygienic conditions and the weakened and unvaccinated dams, many puppies are also seriously ill. They are usually neither vaccinated nor dewormed in the breeding facilities.
For this reason, a large part suffers from parasites, worms, inflammation or from diseases such as parvovirus or distemper, which in many cases are fatal.
Vaccination badges and health certificates are often forged out of miserliness. For transport, the little puppies are injected “fit” and pumped up with antibiotics.
Many of the puppies do not survive the transport or arrive seriously ill in the new home and die after a short time.
My comment: If you enter the word “dog puppy” in Google, over 100,000 results appear. First place: eBay classifieds.
Yes! the platform has long since not only sold second-hand goods, but also living beings.
The business with puppies on the Internet is booming: it is estimated that over a million dogs are offered each year, making eBay classified ads one of the largest trading centers for the pet trade in Germany.
A study that has now been published shows that the total sales value is projected to be over one billion euros per year – mostly it is criminal traders who sell puppies via the platform.
More than ever the animal shelters are overcrowded today, up to 70,000 pets came to a shelter in Germany during the summer vacation season alone.
We are a consumer society, just as we consume meat and eggs, so we “consume” pet animals. If a purchased item does not work, we order the next one online.
Do not buy animals on the Internet or from breeders! Go to an animal shelter and spend a day there, you will surely find your future friend.
Thanks to the corona virus, we’re all on holidays now!
My best regards to all, Venus