Treat them as equal - animal protection laws from all over the world
Animals are our best friends. But do we always treat them with due respect? These countries have special animal protection laws. You need to read this!
QuizzClub team has learned how animals are treated in different countries. Read and learn something new!
In Austria in accordance with the law chickens can't be hold in narrow cages.
Besides, dogs here can't be kept on the chain or used in dog sledging.
Moreover, if the government of this country decides that a person treats an animal improperly, it can be taken away. Besides, this person will have to pay 7000 euro penalty.
In Switzerland animals are treated with due respect. For example, the court of this country decides with whom a pet will stay after two people divorce. It depends only on the pet's needs. The court takes into consideration with whom the pet will feel better and who of the couple will treat it better.
Indian people believe that every living creature has a soul. No wonder that animals are treated properly in this country, a cow is even considered to be a holy animal. If you see a cow without its owner on the street, you should call the police. If one dares to kill this animal they can go to prison for 14 years!
Besides almost in all states in India hunting is forbidden.
Dolphins are considered to be equal to humans, because they are intelligent and sensitive.
In Argentina in 2014 bar association of animal rights defended orangutan Sandra. The animal was kept in the zoo for 20 years. That year the lawyers won the action and the orangutan was released. It was stated that an orangutan being a free non-human personality has some human's rights.
Elephant is a holy animal in Thailand. Besides, it has become a real symbol of this country and has some statutory rights. Elephants must work not more than 8 hours a day, they have passports and medical insurances.
Besides, after reaching the age of 60 elephants retire. There are even special rest homes for them in Thailand. But only few elephants live till 60.
In Italian Turin there is a special brochure with animal rights and human's responsibilities toward pets. The owners must look after their animals, walk with them whenever they need it. Besides, pets should sleep well. Owners that neglect their duties will pay penalties.
What do you think about these laws? Should animals be treated like that in every country? We are waiting for your response in the comments below.
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