The meeting of the human rights activist with representatives of the Russian Cynological Federation (RKF) was devoted to the discussion and preparation of agreed decisions on improving legislation in order to solve the problem of dog attacks on people in a civilized manner.
“If there is no dog registry, we will not be able to register violations or take action,” says Valery Fadeev. “If the owner does not know how to handle such a dog, then this is not negligence, but irresponsibility.” In this case, Fadeev believes, a stricter article of the law should be applied.
The human rights activist expressed the opinion that owners of potentially dangerous dogs should undergo proper training and receive a certificate.
In turn, the leadership of the Russian Cynological Federation noted that the problem could not be solved until a full registration of dogs was introduced. In particular, they proposed making accounting voluntary and, in a few years, mandatory.
In addition, according to human rights activists from the HRC, and cynologists agree with them, it is necessary at the federal level to determine the criteria for dog aggressiveness, which do not yet exist.
As a result of the meeting, it was decided that the HRC, together with the RKF cynologists, will prepare recommendations for improving the legislation, which will then be sent to the country’s government.