According to AFP on the 21st, in order to strengthen the protection of domestic pets, Stefana Travere, the French Minister of Agriculture, announced a new law on the same day.
According to the regulations, the abandonment of pets will be punished more severely, and the abandoners will be sentenced to up to three years in prison. “Abandoning pets is an abuse, and the government wants to increase the penalties,” Travel said.
According to the report, the French buy about 750,000 dogs or cats every year, and nearly 100,000 abandoned pets every year. Pets are not a consumer product or toys.
In order to combat pet abandonment, the government has formulated a specific action plan: before buying a pet, buyers need to sign a “certificate of knowledge” to remind them of their obligation to care for and vaccinate pets, as well as to bear the costs associated with raising pets.
The government also calls on people not to “consumption impulsively”, especially when trading on second-hand platforms on the Internet, buyers should pay attention to identifying the age, breed, whether they have been vaccinated and other information.
According to the report, in order to protect pets, the government will allocate 4 million euros to public welfare veterinarians to compensate for the cost of treating pets for low-income families for free.