Petition Launched to Make Keeping Croatian Dogs on a Chain Illegal

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Friends of Animals Association reported on Friday that a petition has been launched for a legal ban on keeping Croatian dogs on leashes/chains, which they have been fighting for since way back in 2005, stressing that animals should be promptly rescued from a leash that restricts their movement to just a few metres.

“The Friends of Animals Association, the Friends of the Cakovec Shelter, the Pobjeda (Victory) Association and other members of the Animal Protection Network are calling for an urgent amendment to the existing Animal Protection Act of the Republic of Croatia via the introduction of a total ban on keeping Croatian dogs ties up on a leash,” the statement said.

”We believe that unless you can ensure the proper conditions for keeping a dog, then you shouldn’t keep dogs at all. Keeping dogs on leashes is shameful and absolutely unacceptable,” said the aforementioned Croatian animal protection associations.

The three associations, with the support of all associations from the Animal Welfare Network, want a change that would save thousands of animals, particularly Croatian dogs, which are currently “imprisoned” on chains. The move would also protect those animals who haven’t even been born yet from ever experiencing such a fate.

“We always say how dogs are a man’s best friends, and we condemn them to slavery, to life within a radius of a few metres,” the associations warned bluntly.

The petition can be signed by following this link.

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