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Russian lawmaker advocates dedicated agency for protecting animal rights

In most countries of the world the ideas of humanism have transgressed the relations between humans only. I personally see it as necessary to create a separate agency that would develop laws for maximum possible protection of animal rights.

RT: ‘An MP from Russia’s nationalist-populist opposition party LDPR has asked the deputy PM in charge of agriculture to create an agency to prepare laws for the “maximum protection of animal rights.” “At current moment, there are more and more cases of cruel treatment of animals registered in the Russian Federation. State Duma members receive hundreds of letters from voters demanding to toughen the control on observation of animal rights,” MP Vasily Vlasov wrote in a letter to Deputy PM Aleksey Gordeyev, as quoted by RIA Novosti… I personally see it as necessary to create a separate agency within the Federal Service for Veterinarian and Sanitary Control that would develop laws for maximum possible protection of animal rights,” the MP added.

Vlasov also referred to several recent incidents in which the cruel treatment of animals, often filmed and posted on the internet, had caused condemnation all over the country and “inspired the ideas that the problem should be solved in a complex manner.” “In most countries of the world the ideas of humanism have transgressed the relations between humans only. The priority of ecological issues in economic activities, observation of animal rights, clean fuel and industry – this is the road the progressive humanity seeks to take,” his letter stated… In Russia, tormenting or cruelly killing animals out of hooliganism or for profit is punishable with heavy fines or up to three years in prison. The same action advertised by means of mass media or the internet can carry a penalty of up to five years behind bars’. SOURCE…

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