In the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for dogs and cats has risen sharply in many countries in Europe.
Numerous animals were acquired during the first lockdown. However, after the travel warning was lifted, owners left them at the animal shelter or simply put them on the street.
They often underestimate the responsibility and the time it takes to look after dogs, cats, birds, or other small animals.
They are overwhelmed.
Members of Parliament in France want to increase the barriers to getting a pet and make sure they get in the best possible hands.
A draft law on a new animal welfare law was passed in France this Wednesday. 🇫🇷
The changes at a glance:
– There will be higher penalties for mistreatment of animals, namely three years imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros.
– When purchasing an animal, a certificate must be signed for information, in which duties as a holder, such as vaccinations, necessary doctor visits, and appropriate feeding are listed.
– Only professional breeders and animal shelters are allowed to sell online.
– Animals are no longer allowed to be sold in pet shops.
And I mean...If you want to have an animal roommate with you, you should ask yourself whether you are willing to give the animal enough time and care.
Whether you even have the resources for it.
And then, if you are sure, always contact the local animal shelter.
There you get the best advice and the employees are very concerned about the welfare of the animals.
Anyone who has ever taken in someone from the shelter knows:
Sometimes the best friends come from the shelter.
My best regards to all, Venus