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DK to Propose Harsher Punishments for Animal Abusers

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.05.

The opposition Democratic Coalition on Wednesday said it will submit a package of bills on animal protection to parliament with the aim of introducing stricter punishments for animal abusers.

Before submitting the bills in the autumn, DK will discuss its proposals with animal welfare groups, Gergely Arató, the party’s deputy group leader, told a press conference.

The bills would enforce stricter punishments for the killing and abuse of animals as well as animal poaching, he said. If passed, the law would ban certain offenders from owning animals, create a so-called animal protection guard, tighten rules on the use of pyrotechnics around animals, improve the protection of bees and impose a ban on the use of animals in circuses, Arató added.

Animal Protection Groups Rescue Live Dogs and a Goat Packed in Corn Sacks in a Car at Asia Center
Animal Protection Groups Rescue Live Dogs and a Goat Packed in Corn Sacks in a Car at Asia Center

Five dogs and a goat were found packed in bags in a car parked in a shopping mall in Budapest. The animals have been rescued and are now safe thanks to animal protection organizations and the Noé Animal Shelter, while the driver has been prosecuted for animal torture. Security guards at a Budapest shopping center […]Continue reading

DK tabled the bill after reviewing past animal welfare bills that failed to pass, he said.

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