In connection with the become frequent cases of attacks on humans by wild animals kept in captivity, member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Central Council of all-Russian society of nature protection Bogdan Novarock sent a letter to the government of the Russian Federation with the request to develop regulations for the maintenance of wild and circus animals. As told “Izvestiya” in the government, this issue will be discussed at the meeting of the relevant agencies in July.
Letter OP member (“News”) was addressed to the Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin, who oversees the sphere of nature. The reason for the appeal was the tragedy that occurred at the recreation center in the Rostov region, where the bear is living in the living area, took five year old girl a hand. Novarock asked “to entrust to consider taking action on regulating the sanitary-veterinary and technical regulations for the safe keeping of wild and circus animals in captivity” to prevent such incidents.
According to the representative SNPS in Rossiiskie there are no rules, and the Federal law “On protection animals from brutal treatment” affects only a small part of the problem.
— Today anyone can buy a bear to put on the chain and fencing mesh netting, — explained Bogdan Novarock. — No this person will not be able to apply any measures of influence, because elementary there are no standards, no norms of sale and purchase of animals. I think we need to start from the beginning — with the adoption of the new Federal law, and already on its basis to develop the rules of keeping of wild and circus animals in captivity. It was made by us authorities last year in the public consultation, OP. Accordingly, we gave examples of high-profile events — the tragic cases that with some frequency again. Continue reading