New laws concerning pets & animals on the street in Greece
There is a new law in force now on pets and animals
The major changes are ultimately passed:
-Maintaining the database of microchips now passes to the Ministry of Rural Development ( until today had the responsibility panels. Veterinary Association).
Creates web-based electronic microchips to allow veterinarians to register online or to seek information on animal.
-Optionally provided by each municipality to charge a fee for marking animals owned by 3 euros, to the proceeds raised would be used for program / shelter strays
- The animal owner must declare within 5 days of the loss of the animal, the number microchip (in order not to abandon but to locate him)
-The participation Amputee ANIMALS IN REPORTS. (He enters one end so the ears and tail amputations).
-Allow 2 animals per apartment and the building regulation may not prohibit animals – there is no restriction on houses
- Liability management stray no longer belongs only to municipalities should have shelters and animal lovers but unions can collaborate with municipalities-the free neutering stray from foreign volunteers veterinarians permitted under EU law
-Transport of animals allowed in all public transport (including taxis) and boats, which even required to have clean cages
-Expressly prohibited circuses and any other animal shows for entertainment purposes, and even the presence / conservation of animals in festivals / concerts etc.
UNFORTUNATELY no changes planned for zoos, pet shops and breeders which along with the wildlife shelters are excluded. Yet: -down” tradition” proprietary animal in the municipality if someone does not want to keep the animal in order not to abandon it. Certainly unknown is what will happen with the municipalities that do not have facilities and shelters! Prohibited longer-adoption or sale ads in newspapers / posters / Internet if it is not the animal’s microchip number -down breeding license and permit dog trainer -provided signature declaration market animal by a new owner if sold animals (to put an end to impersonal transactions that result in animal abandonments). The prosecutor may give orders to confiscate animals and prohibit future acquisition of animals to people who mistreat and check for complaints at Kennels or farms. OUR CRIMINAL PENALTIES: The illegal trade in animals: at least 1 year imprisonment and a fine of EUR 5000-15000 Animal Abuse: imprisonment at least 1 year and 5,000 -15,000 euro Theft animal: 6 months imprisonment and 3,000 Euros
Translated – Danni Pappoulis – Google Translate
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