Belgium: prohibition to win an animal in fairs

Belgian law was already prohibiting the possibility to "win" an animal in public events. But in fairs, the law was easily circumvented by offering to the winner "points" that he can exchange with an animal. Therefore, the animal was not considered as directly won, and goldenfishes, birds and rodents were still regularly offered in fairs.

But this week, the Walloon minister decided to change the law to definitively stop awarding animals as prizes, reward or gift.

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