Deadline for registration of prohibited dog breeds
Owners of prohibited breeds who do not have a microchip may be subject to imprisonment.
Veterinarian Mehmet Deniz:
“He doesn’t stay with 11,000 lire, he can go to jail”
“The microchip will be like the identity, which is really healthy for them”
SAKARYA – Under Animal Welfare Law No. 7332, which came into effect in July, owners of banned canine breeds have been required to have their pets microchipped. A penalty of 11,000 TL will be applied to pet owners who do not have the chip application, which is the last day, to apply. Veterinarian Mehmet Deniz, who made a statement on the matter, said: “It’s not just 11,000 lira, but in case of intent to harm the property or life of animals, it can go up to ‘to imprisonment’.
Following the decision made between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Turkish Association of Veterinary Doctors, it was mandatory for owners of cats and dogs to obtain passports and microchips for pets. they feed. Microchip of the breeds ‘American Pitbull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasilerio, Japanese Tosa, American Staffordshire Terrier and American Bully’, which are known as dangerous dog breeds in practice, which came into force under Law No. 7332 on the protection of animals, which came into force in July, expires today.
According to the law, a fine of TL 11,000 will be applied to pet owners who keep these animals, which are considered prohibited breeds, and do not have microchips installed. Mehmet Deniz, who is a veterinarian in Serdivan district of Sakarya and briefed on the matter, noted that those with these breeds of dogs can have their dogs microchipped after their dogs have been neutered. Vet Deniz said microchip enforcement for cats will continue until December 31, 2022.
“This transaction ends today”
Veterinarian Mehmet Deniz said: “Microchipping has become mandatory. As of early 2021, this law is actually in effect. The reason for the additional placement and neutering of prohibited breeds is that state officials want these breeds to be bred, tracked, and protected. If lost, stolen or in case of damage to property and life, microchips are inserted to determine who owns the dog. The process is very simple, we inject it under the skin through the needle and the chip stays there so it doesn’t get lost or fall off. Today we are going to have our friend sterilized and registered, and we won’t talk about it anymore. All competent authorities will be able to follow this friend of ours. This process ends today, January 14th. After that, those who have become pregnant may allow some time tolerances for the puppies, which is entirely up to the authorities,” he said.
“It’s really healthy for them”
Stating that the microchip application is valid for all animals, Deniz said: “This microchip was valid until the beginning of 2022 not only for the prohibited breeds but also for all breeds of dogs, and all had to be microchipped Similarly, cats are in this request and must be chipped. A deadline has been given for cats until the end of 2022. During this period, chipping will be possible. What we want to do with the electronic chip, it is to know how many animal populations there are, how many animals are registered, to prevent animal production.” A part of each of our friends, such as a newsletter, a passport and a tracking process will come into game. It’s a really healthy situation for them,” he said.
“It’s not just 11 thousand lire”
Stating that there are penalties for pet owners who don’t have the microchip app, Deniz said, “There is a penalty of 11,000 lira, it’s not just 11,000 liras, but if there is intent to harm the property or lives of animals, it can go as far as imprisonment If you say “I am the dog” without wearing a microchip If they claim it, they will probably give him a criminal sanction and the dog will be seized. , they are determined by the competent authorities and the penalty is 11 thousand liras. “If you walk around without a muzzle, your prohibited runs will be punished again. These criminal penalties are increasing exponentially, such as warnings, fines and prison terms,” he said.
“We do everything for him”
Büşra Sarı, who has a forbidden dog Dogo Argentino and had microchips implanted, said: “We found the moss on our doorstep one day in Ramadan and we adopted her. She was very thin, maybe not even 30 kilograms, which is really bad for such a dog. Dogo Argentino but we didn’t know what breed he was. He was very docile, I think he was beaten before or his puppies were taken from him and left on the street and he was a very sad dog. We don’t have I don’t know about the microchip, otherwise we do everything for him. I can tell he didn’t even bark after we started watching him. It is a very docile animal. No matter how you raise it, in the end, if they feed you raw meat in a dark environment, you’ll probably go feral, that’s not just true for the animal breed. I don’t walk the moss without a muzzle, the reason is that I walk him like that so other people won’t be scared, he’s not really an aggressive dog. We’re raised completely with love, love bee c’ is a living thing. Of course, Foam is very precious to me because she’s my daughter, I don’t own her. There are a lot of laws now, for example, about the mouthpiece, it shouldn’t be allowed in parks and gardens, and we’ve been doing that since the very beginning. Because we are aware, we see it on the news now, but we knew it from the very beginning. “An animal lover does that too, and the mouthpiece does everything right for the flea, or rather, for its well-being,” he said.