From now on, some animals have to be removed from the candidate options of Russian pet lovers. " Today's Russia '(RT) 28 Daily reported that the Russian Prime Minister signed a new bill that will prohibit Russians from keeping crocodiles, bears, lions, apes, cobras, scorpions and other large carnivores and toxic animals as pets at home to protect the health of' owners' and animals.
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Rt said that on the 28th local time, a new law signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that, on the one hand, some kinds of animals will pose a threat to humans; On the other hand, there are also great differences between apartments or rural houses and the natural habitats of animals, 'which may have a negative impact on their health and even lead to death'.
According to RT, large carnivores such as bears, wolves, lions and tigers will benefit from the new protection. The ban also includes reptiles such as crocodiles, carnivorous turtles and Komodo lizards. In addition, the situation of cobra, Python and many poisonous arachnids, including scorpions and tarantulas, will also be improved.
RT also said that from now on, aquatic enthusiasts can no longer keep sharks or manta rays in their aquariums, and it is illegal to put coral insects at home. In addition, penguins, pelicans, owls, falcons and some ostriches have been included in the list of prohibited domestic birds.
However, rt said the bill does not mean that people will have to be separated from their pets. It is reported that the ban will take effect on January 1, 2020, and all previously purchased animals will be left with their owners until they die.
After this report was issued, it aroused the discussion of netizens.
Some people were surprised & DARR;
User @ Antonio nefthaly: 'Wow, (I) didn't know they (Russians) had such pets.'& darr;
Some netizens also think that this is not common sense& darr;
User @ ivanvb1: 'common sense.'& darr;
Many people expressed support for the bill.
User @ contracted Patrol: 'wild animals are wild animals. They should be in the wild and should not be tied with a belt. This is nature's arrangement. "& darr;
User @ Ruth Dunn: 'well done, Russia.'& darr;
Rt said that Nikolay middot, a famous Russian animal expert and senior TV host; Nikolay drozdov also fully supports the ban. He said it was' unacceptable 'to keep poisonous snakes and large predators at home, because if someone did, it would end in tragedy sooner or later.
According to RT, there are more and more reports of predators attacking their owners or others in Russia recently. Earlier this year, a domesticated bear bit a woman's hand in the Far East.
Rt said that the failure to provide appropriate conditions and adequate nutrition for these animals also caused complaints from animal rights activists and public anger. In addition, due to the negligence of some owners, these animals will escape from their owners, thus posing a real threat to local residents.