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Offline Maik

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Compulsory pet neutering?
« on: Friday, 23 March, 2018 @ 11:27:02 »
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Bill on pets and strays to make neutering obligatory

A draft bill obliging owners to neuter their pets will be posted for public consultation over the next two months, Agriculture Minister Vangelis Apostolou said on Thursday.

Once the bill is passed, all pet owners have six months to neuter their animals. If they don't, they will have to pay an annual fee (fine) of 100 euros. However, owners will be able to avoid neutering their pets if they have a male/female pair by paying a special levy. This will be allowed for breeding dogs and cats.

The bill also stipulates that during trips and walks owners will have to carry the animal's passport, which will replace its health certificate. At the same time, the pet must also be microchipped (cost totaling 6 euros) and registered in the ministry's database.
http://www.amna.gr/en/article/241863/Bill-on-pets-and-strays-to-make-neutering-obligatory

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Re: Compulsory pet neutering?
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 23 March, 2018 @ 13:05:47 »
Let's hope this does go through, though to be fair we could do with more stringent laws like this in the UK.
That said, I read recently on a site re strays where on another island, can't recall which, some local vets were offering to neuter strays for free but the local administration would not allow them to as it was taking fee paying work away from local vets. This would be the same vets who were offering to neuter strays for free that would be never be taken to a vet for a paid neutering.

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Re: Compulsory pet neutering?
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 23 March, 2018 @ 13:38:45 »
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Bill on pets and strays to make neutering obligatory

A draft bill obliging owners to neuter their pets will be posted for public consultation over the next two months, Agriculture Minister Vangelis Apostolou said on Thursday.

Once the bill is passed, all pet owners have six months to neuter their animals. If they don't, they will have to pay an annual fee (fine) of 100 euros. However, owners will be able to avoid neutering their pets if they have a male/female pair by paying a special levy. This will be allowed for breeding dogs and cats.

The bill also stipulates that during trips and walks owners will have to carry the animal's passport, which will replace its health certificate. At the same time, the pet must also be microchipped (cost totaling 6 euros) and registered in the ministry's database.
http://www.amna.gr/en/article/241863/Bill-on-pets-and-strays-to-make-neutering-obligatory

It is hoped that the same law will apply to Greek politicians.  Preferably without anaesthetic.

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Re: Compulsory pet neutering?
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 23 March, 2018 @ 16:09:06 »
Great idea but would probably be rarely enforced.


Hence we're likely to see the names Karamanlis, Papandreou, Mitsotakis, Venizelos crop up in Greek politics again in the future  ;)

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Re: Compulsory pet neutering?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 24 March, 2018 @ 13:19:38 »
Having done years of cat rescue in the UK and recommending neutering to potential owners I think it's a great idea in practice but not in theory!  If it was followed 100% there would be next to no cats around in 10 or so years.  Given that the law would get about 20% compliance in the UK and 5% or less in Greece it's probably about right!

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Re: Compulsory pet neutering?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 @ 14:58:11 »
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Bill on treatment of strays withdrawn after animal rights groups protest

A bill that had proposed changes to the treatment of pets and stray animals has been withdrawn from public discussion following vehement criticism by animal rights groups about its provisions.

The bill, in its current form, seeks to prevent citizens and animal rights groups from helping strays, by imposing fines or even prison fines for such actions, the groups note.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227121/article/ekathimerini/news/bill-on-treatment-of-strays-withdrawn-after-animal-rights-groups-protest

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Re: Compulsory pet neutering?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 @ 17:27:04 »
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Bill on treatment of strays withdrawn after animal rights groups protest

A bill that had proposed changes to the treatment of pets and stray animals has been withdrawn from public discussion following vehement criticism by animal rights groups about its provisions.

The bill, in its current form, seeks to prevent citizens and animal rights groups from helping strays, by imposing fines or even prison fines for such actions, the groups note.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227121/article/ekathimerini/news/bill-on-treatment-of-strays-withdrawn-after-animal-rights-groups-protest

This is great news. The proposals would have taken animal welfare back to the dark ages. A petition in Greek was circulating, but I had planned to start one in English if no one else did. This is just some of the crazy legislation.




More information here...
http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2018/03/27/greece-draft-law-animals-withdraw-tsironis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+KeepTalkingGreece+%28Keep+Talking+Greece%29
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