Dutch authorities announce initiative to ban adoption of pug dogs why Scottish fold catsThis is to avoid the suffering of the animal due to its short snout and difficulty in breathing.
“This issue affects me not only as a minister but also as a person. We make life miserable for innocent animals, because we think they are ‘beautiful’ and ‘cute’. That’s why Today we are taking a big step. A Netherlands where no pet animal has to suffer because of its presence,” Piet Adema, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, said in a statement.
Once the ban is in place, a transitional period will apply to animals that are already in someone’s possession – which the owner can keep until the animal dies. The type of animals the ban will apply to is being worked out. 2/2
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considers the possibility of forming a ministry A list containing external characteristics that may be harmful to animals. These include dogs that cannot breathe properly because of their short snouts, such as the pug. The ban will take effect after the transition period. People who currently own one of these pets will be able to keep it until they die.
Dogs with very short muzzles are constantly out of breath,” Adema stressed that cat breeds with folded ears also suffer from health problems. “This issue affects me as a minister, but also as a human being. Me too,” he said.
Similarly, other affected animals may be Scottish Fold cats. because they have a genetic mutation that causes pain in the cartilage of their feet, That’s why they have turned their ears.
The minister clarified, “Those who already have an animal with the characteristic that is prohibited can keep that animal until it dies.” and secondly on their sale, import or exhibition.
According to recent studies, pugs and other dogs bred for short noses, such as French and English bulldogs, They are more vulnerable to health problems, especially respiratory problems.