MOSCOW, March 10 – RIA Novosti. The bill, which implies a ban on the sale of animals in places where the conditions of their detention can be compared to cruel treatment, has been sent to the Russian government for a response, its author, head of the Duma Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection Vladimir Burmatov, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
Changes are being made to the Responsible Animal Care Act and other laws.
“The ban mechanism (sales of animals in pet stores and in poultry markets) is the establishment of requirements for places used for the sale of animals,” Burmatov explained. The federal executive body authorized by the government of the Russian Federation will set the requirements, and this, in turn, “will make it possible to exclude bird markets and pet shops from this process.” “This will help prevent cruelty to animals when they are sold,” said the author of the project.
Such a mechanism, in his opinion, will allow “not to take the trade in animals underground”, since there is a demand for animals and “they will be sold anyway”, but it will “cut off” the places inappropriate for these purposes. Moscow Today: a metropolis for life
Burmatov added that, for example, in nurseries where there are open-air cages and all conditions for keeping animals, including the possibility of providing veterinary care, the sale of animals will be possible.
Earlier, he noted that the conditions for keeping animals in pet stores can be equated with cruel treatment, since animals are there for a long time without normal ventilation, nutrition and other necessary conditions.