08/19/2013 (press release: danielmathers) // London, Great Britain EC4, United Kingdom
A good pet caregiver would best be described as someone that treats their pet as a member of their family says animal rights advocate Igor Purlantov. Unfortunately not everyone takes care of their pets and often pets end up on the streets or simply living in unhealthy homes that lack the basic needs required for animals. The United Kingdom is one of several countries in Europe that has been taking animal protection and welfare very seriously. You only need to look at animal lawyer initiatives and legislation concerning animal rights to see how much time and effort the United Kingdom is putting toward protecting animals says Igor Purlantov.
Animal lawyer programs and laws designed to protect animals in the United Kingdom have been fairly consistent and static throughout the years. This all changed with the introduction of the Animal Welfare Act in 2006 (AWA) says Igor Purlantov. Sweeping changes were made to legislation concerning the treatment and care of animals which led to a strong push for increased animal lawyer initiatives. The legislation also created a real change in the way people viewed their furry friends. The AWA was a welcomed update given that the last major change in the animal welfare laws was the Protection of Animals Act in 1911 says Igor Purlantov.
There can be no denying that the way in which we view animals and their roles in society has greatly changed in the past hundred years. The positive changes in how we view animals and the increase in animal lawyer initiatives has been the focus behind the changes made in the AWA says Igor Purlantov. The AWA rightfully addresses animal cruelty and makes animal caregivers much more responsible when it comes to looking after an animal of any kind. The law basically states that animal caregivers have to meet the five minimum requirements of caring for an animal says Igor Purlantov. These five minimum requirements include providing a suitable home; adequate amounts of food and water; the ability to express normal behavior; to be housed with, or apart from, other animals as necessary; and the protection from, and treatment of, disease and illness.
It is important to understand that the AWA was passed so that new laws would encompass domestic pet caregivers as well as those that have farms or other businesses where animals are commonly housed according to Igor Purlantov. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) was the driving force behind these changes and has been very proactive in supporting animal lawyer initiatives. They have also been hard at work ensuring that the updated animal laws are being closely followed. While the RSPCA is delighted with all the changes that are being made in regards to the prevention of animal cruelty, they still realize that there is a lot of work to be done with animal lawyer initiatives says Igor Purlantov.
Thanks to the AWA, citizens of the United Kingdom are now in a position to stop animal cruelty before it begins says Igor Purlantov. They can also be a part of the increasing number of animal lawyer initiatives that are in place to support animal rights and welfare. Although the AWA has been instrumental in protecting animals there are still some limitations when it comes to protecting circus animals and exotic pets. It is expected that laws concerning these types of animals are just on the horizon. It is only just a matter of time before every animal in the United Kingdom will be protected and afforded the chance to live a joyful and comfortable life says Igor Purlantov.