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Guidance and legislation covering pet welfare and animal cruelty. I’ve always wondered if it’s an evolutionary hump that intelligence reaches and then overcomes; feeling the desire to keep pets, that is. I believe that in the future, we will no longer feel the desire to “keep” pets, aside from the few who truly wish to stay in our company, because the more we learn about animals, in general, the more we learn that they are better left in the wild.

Some people you spoke with warned that giving legal rights to pets undermines what it means to be human. Regarding the number of pet animals moved – Where pet animals (dogs, cats or ferrets) are moved in a number of more than five and the conditions to derogate are not met, the animals are to comply with the animal health conditions applicable to imports into the Union.

What you don’t hear about very often are the dangers of owning a pet as a senior citizen. Over 86,000 people per year have to go to the emergency room because of falls involving their dogs and cats, and these fractures can be devastating for the elderly,” said Judy Stevens, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Seliger, 2012). If you think about it, you might know someone (maybe yourself) who has fallen trying to care for a pet.

Okay, so far the score is Dogs 5, Exotics Pets 0.” Will the hedgehog be the first to score a cute point against pups? The hedgehog is a genuine cutie, but this nocturnal creature will be up all night spinning its wheel while you’re trying to sleep. And they certainly don’t meet the cuddle criteria. I mean, look at them. They’re covered in SPIKES. Animals must be provided water, food, proper handling, health care, and an environment appropriate to their care and use, with thoughtful consideration for their species-typical biology and behavior.

One of the first national laws to protect animals was the UK ” Cruelty to Animals Act 1835 ” followed by the ” Protection of Animals Act 1911 “. In the US it was many years until there was a national law to protect animals—the ” Animal Welfare Act of 1966 “—although there were a number of states that passed anti-cruelty laws between 1828 and 1898. 15 In India, animals are protected by the ” Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 “.