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Soon a law to punish owners who abandon their pets?

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Perhaps a major breakthrough in the fight against the abandonment of pets. Invited this morning on Jean-Jacques Bourdin’s show, Bourdin Direct, on BFMTV, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Didier Guillaume expressed his desire for a possible penalization by law for people who own pets.

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Sad record held by France in Europe, every summer, thousands of pets are abandoned on the side of motorways on their way to their holidays. According to RTL, since the beginning of summer 2019, “… more than 8,000 animals would have been abandoned “in our country. The SPA’s teams are on the alert and the summer period is synonymous, for them, with a heavy workload.

Questioned on the subject by the reporter, to the question ” whoever abandons a pet will be punished by law? “, the Minister replied ” Yes, it will have to be. “, before reminding that he’s not the one ” pass laws ». A reaffirmed desire by the minister to punish unconscious homeowners: “ on a motorway, when we go on holiday etc… ” and then to continue ” you don’t take a pet for fun, and then when I go on vacation, you leave it behind. ».

“I’m not going to stigmatize the vast majority of people who have pets who treat them, who love them…”

It is wise to remember that there are solutions for legally abandoning an animal. According to the SPA, it is preferable to place the animal in a SPA shelter where it can be cared for. A measure that should make it possible to change certain behaviours in the way we treat our hairballs.

However, no further details about a possible bill were provided.

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