Update Post: December 4, 2023 10:59 pm
Because? After all, it seems that already in the summer of this year the federal law gave the regions the right to decide for themselves the fate of stray animals. And in Buryatia itself, dogs have killed four people in recent years.
The powers of the regions do not imply the mass extermination of animals, this remains a criminal offense in Russian legislation, said in an interview with RG the first deputy chairman of the Committee on Environmental Protection of the State Duma, Vladimir Burmatov, who he pronounced harshly. against the decision of the Buryat deputies.
“In our federal law we do not have the term “euthanasia”, “euthanasia” or “humane” killing. Yes, the regions have broad rights: they can introduce animal registration, carry out sterilization, control the population, prohibit self-extermination. Walk , that’s fine, but the federal law says nothing about opening safaris for stray animals,” Vladimir Burmatov concluded categorically.
The deputy also criticized the initiative of Perm legislators, where they are currently discussing the idea of limiting the number of animals that can be kept in a separate apartment.
“Who will count these dogs and cats and how? After all, according to the Constitution, our home is inviolable. For example, I will never let anyone into my apartment. And the second question is for the initiators of this “wonderful” idea “What should they do? Who, according to the rules, will have the most animals? People will just start throwing them away. Therefore, in my opinion, this is a useless and, moreover, harmful initiative,” Vladimir Burmatov summarized.
Read the full version of the interview with the deputy chairman of the Committee on Environmental Protection of the State Duma on how to solve the problem of stray animals, if, in his opinion, the “zoo police”, microchips and the introduction of taxes on animals helps in the next issue of Rossiyskaya Gazeta.”