OREANDA-NEWS On May 23, the State Duma will consider amendments to the law from the Code of Administrative Offenses (CAO), providing for liability for non-compliance with the requirements for keeping animals. This is reported by Vedomosti.

According to the publication, it is proposed to include three new compositions in the Administrative Code. In particular, introduce fines for owners whose animals have bitten a person or caused other minor injuries. In accordance with the bill, in this case, the fine for individuals will be from 10 thousand to 30 thousand rubles, for officials — from 50 thousand to 100 thousand rubles, and for legal entities — from 100 thousand to 200 thousand rubles.

It is also proposed to fine for expelling pets to the street. The amount of the fine for the discarded pet will reach 30 thousand rubles. In addition, it provides for liability for ill-treatment in the absence of signs of a criminal violation and for non-compliance with the requirements for the use of animals in cultural and entertainment events.

Earlier, the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Ecology, Vladimir Burmatov, pointed out the problem of homeless animals in Russia. He noted that now the summer season has begun in Russia, and people have recruited hundreds of thousands of animals to private homes, courtyards and cottages. "And in the autumn, in September-October, when people will move back to city apartments, many of these animals will be left to themselves. This happens every year," the deputy added.