Among European countries, which banned the use of animals in circuses, intends to accede and Italy. Since 2012, Europe has increasingly supported a “human circus”. Latvian zoodefenders hope that soon this law will be adopted in Latvia.
RIGA, 28 Mar Sputnik. The Italian government plans to ban the use of animals in circuses across the country, it will also affect foreign circuses, performances. Now in views can take part only people, writes Italian Corriere della Sera.
And it’s not just promises: the bill proposed by the Minister of culture of Italy Dario Franceschini, has already passed the consideration of the Parliament and sent to the Senate. However, the ban will be phased in gradually, the law may come into force soon.
It’s the first law of its kind in Europe: in 2012, Greece banned the use of animals in circuses. In most European countries have total or partial bans.
So, in Belgium it is impossible to act in the circus with wild animals, but parrots and camels are considered domestic, in Estonia and Poland circus animals can’t be born in Decouverte. In Portugal vetoed to the circus with apes (orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees), and in Hungary it is forbidden to train elephants. Sometimes the bans are only part of the country: for example, wild animals in circuses is illegal in Barcelona and in the Norwegian province of Tromso. Continue reading
A group of United Russia headed by the Chairman of the Committee for the protection of natural resources Eugene Tugolukov submitted to the state Duma the bill “About responsible treatment of animals”, containing innovations in this area.
In particular, first introduced the situation about their animal companions. Referred to them as usual for Russians, Pets – cats, dogs, horses, Guinea pigs and hamsters, and rare chameleon and arthropods. Animal companions include parrots and hawks.
There is a list of potentially dangerous breeds of dogs, the contents of which are set special requirements – training, compulsory registration, the paddock only with muzzle and leash. It includes American pit bull Terrier, South African Boerboel, Karelian bear dog, Caucasian shepherd, Anatolian Karabash, Alabai and American Staffordshire Terrier.
The bill establishes the responsibilities of pet owners to provide them with proper living conditions. Not allowed to torture animals, causing them beatings, mutilations, injuries, cruel killing of animals, instigation of animal on person or other animals. The list of conditions that permitted the killing of an animal: if it is incurable hurt, attacked a man and caused him harm (except service animals). Continue reading
The cat was described as the most perfect predator, as the embodiment of physical beauty as an ideal for the animal world example of combination of mental and physical qualities. (R. Ambrose-Brown)
From time immemorial the cat lives next to the man, and is the epitome of warmth and coziness in the house. A cat – independent and undemanding pet, very clean, almost a third of life a cat spends grooming. Cat-mother watches over the purity of his nest and clean her kittens. Kittens from an early age learn the tricks of life from my mother and also used to communicate with the person. And getting into a new home, learn the easy rules of conduct. Quite a few times to show the place where the toilet bowl and the kitten itself will find the way there! However, the owner should also not forget about the purity of the contents of the bowls for food and kitty litter, otherwise the kitten may choose other, more attractive place for their own needs. The clean plate is the key to the health of the cat, as food that is in it for a few days in a row, or the water that forgot to replace fresh, can be a source of infection. Continue reading