Wednesday, 20 September 2017
18 Sep
Verhovna Rada of Ukraine approves the Law “On Ratification of European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals”
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This Convention promotes the protection and humanistic treatment of pet animals.

This document defines the basic principles for animal welfare, guidelines for their keeping, breeding and training, age limits for pets acquisition, restrictions of pets use for commercial purposes, legal procedures for setting up and operation of animal sanctuaries, restrictions  on use of pets in advertising and entertainment events,  allowable grounds for surgical operations and killing; measures for stray animals, including the measures for reduction of their number and exceptions for capture, keeping and killing.

The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources was responsible for the development of draft law and respective accompanying support documentation and agreeing this documentation with the concerned central authorities. 

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