Want To Be A Responsible Pet Owner? [News]
20 May 2014
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How many times in a day do we hear from Social Media and other sources about abandoned dogs and many canines up for adoption? Is this trend growing in metropolitan Indian cities? What can we do to curb such inhumane and inconsiderate practices?
Although there are some very obsolete animal welfare laws in India, European countries including Turkey are getting extremely considerate and socially conscious about animal welfare and safety by reprimanding acts of cruelty and unkindness.
According to a recent report Turkish Parliament has formulated new laws for pet ownership, the Sub Commission on Environment has formulated significant laws and legislations for any potential pet owners looking to buy and adopt a new dog, cat or other domestic animal. So if you’re a Turkish resident and want to bring home a new pet, you will have to go through training on responsible ownership organized by the government.
In addition to the owners being screened, monitored and trained; the breeders, traders and pet shop owners were also inscribed some protocols such as banning of puppy and kitten sales in pet shops and other forms of binding framework to abide by.
The result of such overbreeding and looking at animals as profit making commodities (especially dogs) has reflected on the rapidly increasing numbers of abandonment and cruelty towards puppies. Ideally, the Turkish law of imprisonment over cruelty and mistreatment of animals should be imposed upon our kind, not just for awareness but for the federal law to be knuckling down on the morally blind beings amongst us.
With respect to our home country, India where this culture seems nowhere in sight we have a long way to go. On the contrary, the recent upsurge in unorganized sale and purchase as well as unethical and cruel breeding and trading practices have imposed dominance over the limelight issue.
For us, better laws and awareness in favour of dogs and other animals in context to pet owners is certainly an ideal view for many years to come. Socially, the more we voice our opinions towards progress and advancements, more we can expect to be heard on such matters.
For a puppy to grow up happy and suddenly be left out on the street in times of sickness and distress cannot be justified in any culture today. Population control and promoting adoption seem to be the two most neglected and obvious solutions for our nation to develop.
Please share your views and opinions for improving the legal framework in India to protect animals against cruelty and injustice.