There are stricter rules for dog owners. Politicians want to tighten animal welfare. Even when dealing with other pets, stricter guidelines will soon apply.
Frankfurt / Berlin – dog or cat? This question has been debating pet lovers for years. One thing is clear, however: In the Corona pandemic* All animal friends have become important companions in the life of many people, which is characterized by home office or homeschooling. “But animals are not just any kind of commodity that you just buy,” says Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner. The CDU politician wants to tighten animal welfare.
Keeping dogs in chains is “fundamentally” prohibited, said Klöckner to the Rheinische Post, which is published in Düsseldorf. The requirements for dog breeding would also be tightened. “A minimum of four hours for daily handling of the puppies is then given, for example,” said the minister. Your ministry is currently adapting the requirements to new scientific findings.
More and more pets in the corona pandemic: Klöckner wants to tighten animal protection
In view of the pet boom due to the Corona crisis, Klöckner said she also wanted to make the sellers in the pet trade more accountable. They are the first point of contact for buyers. “That is why I will ensure more expertise here by means of a regulation: The staff must be trained and receive regular further training.” She added: “This is how we improve animal welfare.”
The 48-year-old also appealed to the responsibility of the animal keeper. Anyone who wants to keep a pet has a special duty of care. “You have to be aware of that,” says Klöckner. Education when dealing with animals is crucial.
Animal rights activists are warning of the wave of pet sales after the corona pandemic
Animal rights activists, including the German Animal Welfare Association, are warning of a wave of domestic animals being sold after the pandemic. Klöckner said her ministry had therefore developed a “pet advisor” portal. “You can check it interactively here. That way, surprises and disappointments can be avoided, ”said the minister.
A particularly cruel case of the Cruelty to animals only recently occurred in the region* caused a stir: an unknown perpetrator killed two calves with a bow and arrow in a pasture in Idstein. Other animals were so badly injured that they had to be redeemed. (tvd / AFP) * fnp.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.