Group at the Ministry of Internal Affairs will monitor instances of ill-treatment of animals

Creation of a working group at the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Russia, which will deal with the problem of the abuse of animals, it was by far the main purpose zoozaschitnyh organizations, told RIA Novosti director of Charity Foundation for Animals "Wirth" Daria Khmelnytsky.

Recently, cases of dog poisoning toxins in Moscow increased. On Monday, between the buildings of the physical and chemical faculties were poisoned at least a dozen dogs, and hundreds of birds. In late October, about half a thousand dogs and zoozaschitnikov gathered in the capital to demand Novopushkinsky Park to prosecute doghanterov-flayers. According to the organizers of the rally, but in 2012, on the streets of Moscow has killed more than a thousand as homeless and domestic dogs. Among them were rescue dogs, guide dogs, dogs, "psychotherapist", which helps children with developmental disabilities.

"Our goal — to achieve a working group of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the issue of animal cruelty. Working Group in Moscow Police already created, held its first meeting. But we put the question in another way, it is necessary to solve the problem comprehensively, let's all pay note: to sites flayers on funding for the group, where they intersect … police engaged in catching criminals, and to the problem of animal cruelty should be approached from all sides, "- said the Khmelnytsky.

Also, the agency interlocutor added that now face the task of animal welfare advocates do not investigate every case of poisoning, and attract the attention of law enforcement agencies to a comprehensive solution. Separately Khmelnytsky noted that lacks the regulatory framework. Also, according to zoozaschitnitsy need to amend article about animal cruelty.

At present, Russia has Article 245 of the Criminal Code on the responsibility for the ill-treatment of animals. Thus, cruelty to animals, caused their death or injury if the act is committed from hooligan, selfish motives, or with the use of sadistic methods, or in the presence of young children — punishable by a fine of up to 80,000 rubles, or by compulsory works for a term of up to 360 hours , or correctional labor for up to one year, or by restriction of liberty for up to one year. The same act committed by a group of individuals, group of persons by prior conspiracy or by an organized group — shall be punishable by a fine in the amount of 100 thousand to 300 thousand rubles, or by compulsory works for a term of up to 480 hours or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

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