The ban on the sale of cats and dogs in pet stores will soon come into force

ISTANBUL

Pet shops will no longer be allowed to sell cats and dogs from July 14, due to the animal protection law which came into force on July 14, 2021.

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According to the law, workplaces with a sales license will be able to sell pets, which will be microchipped, over the Internet in a natural agricultural environment. Businesses that violate the ban will be fined 2,043 Turkish liras ($118) for each animal.

“There was such sensitivity in society, and we received requests to that effect,” said Hüseyin Gökçe Meşe, a nature conservation and national parks (DKMP) official, reiterating that the requirement to shredding that accompanied the new law was not. exist before.

“According to research, people buy animals, like cats and dogs, as school report gifts for their children during summer vacations,” Meşe said, adding that they leave these animals on the street at home. end of the three-year vacation period. four months after making their children happy.

“Thanks to these chips, it will be possible to know who owns an animal on the street, where it was born and what vaccines it has been given,” he added.

It’s a late decision, said Murat Sun, owner of a pet store in a mall.

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“We want places where animals are sold to be under control as well.”

Online sales of industry-related drugs should be controlled as customers buy these products sold at low prices online, according to Sun.

According to the law, people can select their pets from the listed images, and they will be delivered to them from special breeding areas under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

The law imposes six months to four years in prison for the person who deliberately kills a pet and one to five years in prison for those who kill endangered animal species.

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