Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) wants to provide better advice when buying pets. This is to prevent freshly baked pet owners from returning their favorites later.
Berlin – Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) wants to provide better advice when buying pets. This is to prevent new pet owners from handing over their favorites later. “Education is crucial,” said Klöckner of the “Rheinische Post”.
Salespeople in the pet trade played an important role in this. “If it becomes clear that someone has wrong ideas, advice must also mean advising against it. That is why I will ensure more expertise here by ordinance: The staff must be trained and receive regular further training. “
For many people, pets are important companions in the corona pandemic, said Klöckner. “But animals are not just any kind of commodity that you just buy. If you want to keep a pet, you have a special responsibility. You have to be aware of that. “
In addition, the requirements for keeping dogs are being adapted to new scientific findings, said Klöckner. “We are tightening the requirements for dog breeding, for example. A minimum of four hours for daily handling of the puppies is then given, for example. In addition, we generally prohibit dogs from being kept in chains. ”Dpa