Turkey: revision of the Animal Protection Law

In Turkey, the Animal Welfare Law is in process to be revised. Several animal welfare friendly good amendments were introduced but they have not all passed.

In particular, an amendment was planning a prohibition of the use of animals for entertainment (such as Circus or Delphinarium). Unfortunately this amendment failed because the opposition was too strong. 

But an amendment on companion animals passed: If the amendment is voted, it will be illegal to confiscate pets due to the debts of the owners. Moreover, it will be therefore prohibited to kill ownerless dogs (abandonned or not owned).

More information on http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ban-on-dolphin-parks-and-circuses-removed-from-animal-protection-bill.aspx?pageID=238&nID=67725&NewsCatID=339

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