Often heated exchanges, moments of harmony and also some spat with the government. The National Assembly adopted, Friday, January 29, almost unanimously, a standard bill of the majority to fight against animal abuse. This text, validated by 79 votes for, and two against from the UDI group, must now go to the Senate for first reading.
Unanimously, the Assembly voted on Tuesday in favor of the new “certificate of commitment and knowledge” which will be issued upon the first acquisition of a pet. It will recall the obligations of care, vaccination and related costs (food, veterinarian …). The online sale of pets will be reserved for shelters and breeders. Friday, the deputies, again unanimous, tightened the sanctions for mistreatment, bringing them in particular to three years of imprisonment and 45,000 euros fine in the event of serious mistreatment.
In the home stretch, the deputies validated other articles taking up the commitments of the September government: gradually prohibiting the keeping of wild animals in traveling circuses and in dolphinariums, the presence of such animals on television sets, in discos or at private parties, and even close mink farms. The closure was extended during the meeting to all farms dedicated exclusively to fur production.