The Netherlands wants higher legal guidelines and laws to guard pets from animal abusers, in accordance with right-wing coalition get together VVD and left-wing opposition get together PvdD. MPs Erik Havekort (VVD) and Frank Wassenberg of the animal get together need to ban animal abusers from preserving pets, ban the sale of over-bred animals within the Netherlands, and encourage individuals to get their cats chipped, De Telegraaf experiences.
The Animal Abuse Act states that an individual can be banned from preserving animals for a number of years if convicted of animal abuse. “But we say: in extreme cases, make it a lifelong ban on keeping animals,” Wassenberg stated to the newspaper. “There are examples of animal abusers who mistreat dozens of animals and simply do so again after paying a fine. We have to fight those excesses.”
The MPs additionally need to battle the vigorous commerce in overly-bred animals. The Netherlands already set strict guidelines for breeding canine and cats for bodily traits, like a shorter snout. “But bringing over-bred animals from abroad and trading them here is still allowed. So that must also be curbed,” the parliamentarians stated. Belgium already has such a regulation in drive, Wassenberg identified.
Wassenberg and Havekort additionally need the federal government to look into getting cats chipped en masse in order that misplaced animals can be discovered extra simply. “Everyone who has a pet knows how terrible it is when your pet is missing,” Havekort stated. They don’t essentially need to make it obligatory. Some municipalities have an association for individuals who can’t afford the chips. “Such plans could be a solution,” stated Wassenberg.
The Tweede Kamer, the decrease home of the Dutch parliament, will debate the Animal Abuse Act later this month.