Deputies of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly proposed the adoption of fines at the federal level for violating the requirements for walking animals and their use. The relevant draft law appeared on the website of the Legislative Assembly on May 31, reports ZAKS.Ru.
The authors of the bill were the deputies of the United Russia Elena Kiseleva and Denis Chetyrbok, as well as Alexander Rassudov from the Communist Party. They proposed to fine individuals with 300-1000 rubles for violating the requirements for walking pets, officials – 1000-3000 rubles, legal entities – 5000-10000 rubles. For walking a potentially dangerous dog without muzzle and (or) chain, fines of 3,000 to 5,000 thousand rubles are offered for individuals, from 10,000 to 20,000 rubles – for officials, from 20,000 to 30,000 rubles – for legal entities.
Moreover, the deputies proposed the use of animals for business purposes to fine individuals in the amount of 3,000 to 5,000 rubles, officials – 10-20 thousand rubles, legal entities – 20-30 thousand rubles. The initiative will be submitted to the State Duma for consideration if approved by the St. Petersburg Parliament.
In 2018, the Law on Responsible Animal Treatment was already adopted, which decided to ban the use of pets for profit, as well as to ban the walking of potentially dangerous dogs without muzzles and leashes.