Parliamentary hearings "On Legal Regulation of the Responsible Pet Ownership


February 24 the State Duma held parliamentary hearings "On Legal Regulation of the Responsible Pet Ownership." Hearings were held at the initiative of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Ecology. The Consulting Agency "Rumyantsev and Partners" acted as one of the coordinators of this socially significant event and provided a broad discussion of issues, invited well-known experts, representatives of federal and regional authorities, public organizations and mass media. A well-known advocate of improving the legislation in a responsible pet ownership, a State Duma deputy, Mr. V.R. Medinskiy presided over the hearing.

During the hearing participants held substantive discussions of the draft of the Federal Law "On Legal Regulation of the Responsible Pet Ownership." The hearings raised important issues in the field of

eradication of cruelty towards animals, tighter accountability of persons convicted of such crimes, the use of inhumane treatment and sterilization, the forming of a list of potentially dangerous animals, regulation of the number of stray animals, animal identification issues and chipping, financing of public organizations’ activities, etc.

O.G. Rumyantsev, the managing partner of agency "Rumyantsev and Partners", made a report "On the responsible attitude to the animals: the constitutional and legal aspects". Perceiving the social importance of this legislative initiative, the Consulting Agency "Rumyantsev and Partners» intends to continue to actively participate in the further promotion of the bill. The First reading in the State Duma of the draft of Federal Law "On the responsible treatment to animals" is scheduled for 23 March.

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