Media: Russians will be obliged to label animals at their own expense

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The draft law on compulsory labeling of pets is planned to be submitted to the State Duma for consideration in the fall, until the end of 2020 it will be adopted, the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia told Izvestia.

The draft document notes that labeling of pets is necessary to avoid the spread of infectious diseases and to identify the sources of pathogens.

Such labeling will be at the expense of the animal owners. At the same time, citizens will be able to independently choose the type of marking means from those provided for by veterinary rules: chipping, tags, tattoos, brands, rings, collars and others. The cost of such a procedure will be from 5 to 500 rubles.

If the person does not fulfill this requirement, he will be brought to administrative responsibility under Article 10.6 of the Administrative Code and will pay a fine of 500 to 1,000 rubles.

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