Tens ofpurebred dogs arepurchasedby nonresident aliensinUruguayduringthe holiday time. At the end ofthem, abandon them, becoming partofthe thousandswho wanderandstarve orkilled onthe streetsand highways.
Madam Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Uruguay Lliam Kechichián or other appropriate person promptly.
As part of creating the new tourism bill, and according to the law No.18.471 on "Responsible Pet Ownership" in its Title I of the General Rules Article 1 says: This law is intended to protect of animals in their lives and welfare.
Providing in Article 2, Title Two: From pets which states: "It will be considered as a pet animal that is anyone unintentionally remained profitable and that its evolutionary and behavioral characteristics can coexist with humans in a domestic environment of the holder receiving care, protection, food and health care. "
Receipt and being identified in: PART THREE ANIMAL WELFARE CHAPTER ONE OF responsible animal ownership
Article 9. - Any holder, in any capacity, of an animal shall be responsible for: A) Keep physically fit and proper sanitation, providing shelter, food and clothing in proper condition after their kind, according to the regulations established by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Society Guideline for the Protection of Animals.
With full knowledge that during the holiday time, foreigners who enter the country as tourists in, buy animals (dogs and cats) to race to keep as "pets" for as long as they remain in the country, and proceeded to his neglect, is that we demand to be included in the Draft Tourism Act, a Chapter forbidding all foreigners without residence in the country, entering as a tourist buy an animal (dog or cat) as a pet circumstantial, with no intention of take it back to their country. Taking every precaution for it in all directions that are competent for the concretion of this shelter animal.
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