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The Turkish government - Law 5199

Stop the current proposed new law that will round up all the stray and homeless dogs and cats of Turkey. In this law it is suggested that all the stray and homeless animals will be rounded up, the law also states that these animals could also be used for experiments. The new law further states that all dogs above the size of 60 cm and over 20 kilos will be considered as a dangerous animal, and bans the ownership of at least 59 breeds of dogs they have declared as dangerous. The national heritage dogs of Turkey, the Sivas Kangal and the Akbash is included in the banned breeds. The new law bans pet ownership of these breeds, and proposes to confiscate the dogs from their homes after three months of the law's passing. The government will also determine how many dogs and what type of dog a person can keep at home as a pet.

Signed,

Incilay Golden

This petition closed over 3 years ago

How this will help

Sivas Kangal and Akbash breeds are Turkey's national heritage dogs. The loss of these breeds are unimaginable for the Turkish people.
The current pet owners of large breeds will suffer great...

Sivas Kangal and Akbash breeds are Turkey's national heritage dogs. The loss of these breeds are unimaginable for the Turkish people.
The current pet owners of large breeds will suffer great mental anguish when their pets are collected along with the dogs belonging to dog-fighters and put in pounds for the rest of their lives, without the possibility of getting adopted. The dogs themselves, who are kept in the house as pets will suffer unimaginably in these pounds. The breed, size and number of pets private citizens own should not be regulated by the government, if the animals are registered, vaccinated and neutered. The round-up of stray dogs and cats of the neighborhoods will have a negative impact of the well-being of the communities which have been living with dogs and cats within the communities for centuries. The mental anguish that the communities will suffer is considerable. It is inhumane to round up the animals in this manner. The government should be involved in spay and neuter programs, not in the annihilation and confiscation of animals.

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