Pet Protection Laws in Different Countries
Many countries have developed a set of small animal protection laws that are suitable for their own situation. Having a law to follow is definitely a great thing for small animals to live in peace and security.
Let's take a look, different countries in the promotion of pet law have what guardian of the fur child laws and regulations?
The maximum penalty for animal cruelty is 5 years in prison.
Canadian insurance companies offer pet insurance programs that allow owners to avoid expensive medical bills if their pets fall ill. Canada's most famous insurance company, Animal Plan, offers at least three types of insurance for dogs and cats: medical, accident and comprehensive lifetime insurance. It is also illegal to kill an animal, so the penalty for animal cruelty has been raised to five years from the previous maximum of six months in prison.
Including animals other than humans in the scope of moral care
The Animal Protection Act passed by the German Parliament stipulates that everyone who deals with animals must treat them kindly and must have a certain amount of specialized knowledge and corresponding material conditions. When adopting or purchasing a small animal, it is required to examine the adopter's basic knowledge of husbandry and family conditions.
In Germany, general injury to animals is punishable by a fine, and in serious cases constituting a crime, criminal responsibility is pursued in accordance with the provisions of the Penal Code, with a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment. Those who abandon their dogs are required to pay a huge fine of about 30,000 Euros (35,000 US dollars), and those who seriously abuse their dogs can be sentenced to a maximum of two years in prison. German law empowers the police to supervise, correct and suppress cruelty to animals.
Pet cats and dogs are obliged to be microchipped.
The bill clearly stipulates that breeders are obliged to microchip their cats and dogs to prevent abandonment and abuse by owners. It also prohibits the sale of cats and dogs less than 56 days after birth, mainly because of the fear of consumers impulse buying young pets and then abandoned.
The microchip, which is about 2 millimeters in diameter and 8-12 millimeters long, can record the owner's name and address, the pet's category, gender, and year of birth, as well as the name and address of the veterinarian who implanted the microchip. The microchip can be implanted under the skin of the pet by a veterinarian using a special syringe. At the same time, the bill stipulates that those who commit animal cruelty will be severely punished.
If a person kills or injures a pet, he or she will be sentenced to imprisonment of up to 4 years or a fine of up to 5 million yen. Previously, the penalty was imprisonment of up to two years or a fine of up to 2 million yen ($13,000).
The United States has not only enacted the "Anti-Animal Cruelty Act", but also the "Animal Welfare Act", which makes specific provisions on what kind of normal living environment should be given to the animals, and the U.S. government is more active in the provisions. Every owner is required to implant a microchip into their pets before keeping them, so that in case they get lost or abandoned in the future, it will be easier to confirm their identity and find their owners more quickly. As a result, very few dogs in the United States end up on the streets, and when they do, they are sent to shelters to be adopted by dog lovers.
Pets Recognized as Living Entities
Korea's newly revised Animal Protection Act by the Ministry of Justice has made it clear that pets are no longer private property, and recognizes animals as living entities rather than objects, in an effort to curb pet abuse and abandonment.
Under the Act, the penalty for animal cruelty that results in death has been changed from "imprisonment of not more than two years or a fine of not more than 20 million won ( $15,000 )" to "imprisonment of not more than three years or a fine of not more than 30 million won ($22,000)".
Not only pet abuse, but also abandonment of pets is subject to a fine of up to 3 million yen ($2,200) and criminal punishment. It is said that in order to raise awareness of pet protection, the Korean government is also planning to implement a mandatory registration system for purchasers, so that in the future you will have to complete a required course before you can purchase or adopt a pet.
We always say that all beings are equal and humans have no right to deprive other animals of their right to live, but animal cruelty happens all the time, which is really chilling and infuriating!
We hope that more areas will have better laws to protect these furry children. Protecting animals is also protecting human beings.