MEPs have been working on a text devoted to animal welfare since January 26. Sofia Dolléjournalist franceinfo explains, on the set of 11 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, that one of the measures provides for the limitation of the sale of animals online. This will be reserved for shelters and breeders. “Its goal is to avoid impulsive purchases, because every year 100,000 animals are abandoned”, explains the journalist.
The law also reiterates the government’s commitment to gradually ban the keeping of wild animals, for example, in traveling circuses.ants, or (the prohibition) of dolphinariums. As for the penalties in the event of animal abuse, they have been tightened. They can go up to three years’ imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros in the event of serious abuse. This law is a further step in the quest for respect for animal welfare that began in 1804. Animals were then considered objects.