Where animals live well
What rights are animals in different countries of the world, will tell "my planet".
Austria: Cell for chicken
Once in the our outback, Austrian, it is likely to be horrified by the conditions of pet maintains. According to the law on the protection of animals introduced in Austria in 2004, the chickens are forbidden to keep in close cells, and the domestic livestock cannot be tied to tight ropes.
But especially tremble laws reacted to dogs. Under the ban on their content on the chains, race on dog sledding on asphalt and the relief of ears and tails. Moreover, the export of dogs with bought tails and ears is also prohibited (exception – animals born before January 1, 2008).
If the authorities seem that someone brutally drawn with his pet, the latter may well take away, and the offender threatens a fine to € 7,000 or even a prison sentence.
Switzerland: Cat Side
The courts in Switzerland allow the problems not only by people, but also animals. With the divorce of spouses, the servant of the law determines who a pet will remain from the owners, based on the interests of the latter. So if the husband bought a dog or cat, but does not have time to do with animals fully, most likely, in case of divorce, the animal will give his wife. The law protects all pets without exception – from cats and dogs to guinea pigs and parrots.
If the owner turned out to be in the debtors, the animal is prohibited to confiscate the debt payment. Swiss believe that the pet should not be responsible for the actions of his host. True, it is unclear in this case than the owner will feed his pet, if he left without money. However, the main thing for him is not to forget that in the case of a negligent attitude to the pet, you can get a fine of up to 20,000 Swiss francs. So do not eat yourself, give the dog.
Resolved in the Swiss court another "animal" question. If the four-legged friend got injury on someone’s fault, the judge may oblige the culprit to pay the treatment of an animal from the veterinarian – regardless of its high cost and the value of the victim himself.
India: "Special Rights" of Dolphins and other animals
One of the leading religions of India is Jainism, whose doctrine says that all living things have the soul. It is not surprising that the attitude towards animals in this country is especially humane, and the cow is considered to be sacred. About this animal seen on the street without a host, it should immediately report to the nearest police station – after all, the cow can bring down transport, or she can eat something wrong and get sick, but even more worse – die. To the one who causes cow harmful will not last. For example, for her murder threatens up to 14 years in prison!
Wild animals have no less rights. In all the states of India, except Jammu and Kashmir, is forbidden to hunt. For a one-time disorder threatens to seven years in prison and a fine of up to 10,000 rupees. For a repeated, in addition to the same prison term, the perpetrator will have to pay a fine of up to 25,000 rupees (negligent attitude to the pet softer, but also faces a real period – from one to two months in prison).
But if the cow and other animals of India have the right of inviolability, dolphins are generally equal to personalities. Such status assigned to them the Ministry of the Environment and Forests of India, which noted that cetaceans are intellectual and very sensitive. Consequently, they must have some "special rights" and not to perform at entertainment shows. So that with them did not happen what happened to those who died in the 20th century and in the XXI century.
Argentina: Monkey too man
At the end of 2014, the story thundered the story that occurred in Buenos Aires. The Association of Professional Animal Rights Lawyers filed a petition for the illegal deprivation of freedom of Orangutan Sandra (in the zoo, she spent about 20 years; however, orangutans sometimes even contain in human homes and adapt them back to the environment. It is worth a lot of effort and funds. Read about them and other unusual pets in our article).
The plaintiffs led to very unusual arguments, stating that at least Orangutan was not biologically identical to a person, but emotionally very close to him. Therefore, he will be much better to feel in the middle bed. The judge rejected a complaint several times, but ultimately recognized the lawyers of Sandra right. Thus, in Argentina, for the first time, they agreed that Orangutan had partial human rights – is a free "inhuman person", illegally deprived of liberty. And Sandra was sent to one of the Brazilian reserves.
In 2016, another Argentine judge decided to free from the zoo of the city of Mendoza Chimpanzees Cecilia. The lawsuit in court filed the same association of professional lawyers for animal rights. Her representatives stated that the conditions for the content of the animal negatively affect his health. And again won. Cecilia was also transferred to one of Brazil’s reserves.
Thailand: Nursing home for elephants
In Thailand, elephants are sacred animals and a national symbol of the country. Therefore, they have rights enshrined by law. For example, they are laid regulated working day, which lasts no more than eight hours, passports and medical insurance. In addition, the elephants are allowed only from 14 to 60 years.
And at the age of 60, they retire, and every elephant living in captivity, the state issues a satisfaction in the form of purified bananas. True, it concerns only those animals that earned them with their work. For elephant pensioners in the country, special nursing homes were even created, where they may be engaged in old age in the old age. That’s just before the retirement age are far from all.
More information about the life of elephants in Thailand can be found in the program "About animals and people" on the TV channel "Live Planet" .
Italy: Sleep Scheduled
Perhaps, the most responsible for the protection of animal rights approached in Italian Turin – orders on the rights of animals and responsibilities of their owners occupy a whole brochure of 20 with excess sheets!
So, the authorities of Turin monitor the day the day alternate with the night. If for some reason, natural lighting in the life of the animal is impossible, it must be compensated for artificial. At least from 9:00 to 17:00. Otherwise, the owner will have to pay a fine from € 50 to € 500. Affairs things, but about sleep pets you can not forget. He must be on schedule.
The owners of dogs who bring their pets for a walk less than three times a day, threatens a fine to € 500. And for the "business cards unlocking" in a public place, they will have to pay up to € 700.
In general, it should be noted that since the Middle Ages, humanity in relation to the rights of animals stepped forward. And earlier. Previously, the dun, eating in the garden of lettuce, cut off ear. Dog, biting passerby, put in jail for a day. And the larvae of the beetles hired a lawyer. As in medieval Europe, animals were tried? Read in our article "Kys-Kys, the court goes".