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Oct 27, 2021
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State Duma Committee supported fines for discarded pets

The State Duma Committee on State Construction and Legislation expressed support for the draft amendments to include a fine for discarded pets in the amount of up to 30 thousand rubles in the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation. TASS reports.

The draft document proposes to introduce a fine for citizens in the amount of up to 3 thousand rubles, up to 15 thousand for officials and up to 30 thousand rubles for legal entities for non-compliance with the requirements for keeping pets. Also, the initiative implies fines for cruelty to animals in the absence of a criminal offense. If the bill is passed, citizens will have to pay up to 15 thousand rubles, officials – up to 30 thousand rubles, and legal entities – up to 100 thousand rubles.

In addition, the bill provides for fines for improper treatment of homeless animals, for owners of shelters and organizers of cultural and entertainment events if the requirements for handling animals are not met, for owners of circuses and zoos in case of improper maintenance. For lovers of exotic pets that are prohibited from keeping, administrative sanctions are also provided.

Regional bodies of veterinary control, Rosprirodnadzor and Rosselkhoznadzor can draw up protocols on violation.

Earlier it was reported that an Amur tiger cub was rescued from a trap in Primorye.

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