It clarifies that animal cruelty does not include surgical operations intended to prevent the appearance of unwanted offspring in animals or to preserve the typical characteristics of an animal’s breed.
The explanatory note states that the main objective of the bill is to prohibit declawing operations on cats. There are several types of them. Veterinarians note that such procedures cause irreparable harm to the health of animals and can lead to constant pain in the paws.
The government pointed out the inconsistency of some provisions of the bill that, on the one hand, does not classify as cruelty the measures to avoid the appearance of unwanted offspring in animals and, on the other hand, prohibits surgical operations that alter the physiological properties of the animals. animals, although they, for example, include sterilization.