Prohibited Dog Breeds Congress final declaration has been published: Make psychological testing mandatory

The final declaration of the Banned Dog Breeds Convention, held by the Istanbul Bar Association Animal Rights Center at the Istanbul Bar Association Headquarters Conference Hall, has been published. Istanbul Agriculture and Forestry Directorate, Istanbul District Municipalities, Turkish Bar Associations, Veterinary Faculties of Universities, non-governmental organizations and animal rights activists participated in the congress. Speakers at the convention made important statements about banned dog breeds. In the speeches, where it was emphasized that aggression in dogs is not in genetics and that no dog breed is inherently aggressive or dangerous, it was said, “The reason why animals become aggressive is human-induced.”


In the declaration, it was emphasized that “Psychological testing should be mandatory for all dog owners and especially for dog parents who are considered to be risky in terms of strength”. It was emphasized that the banned breeds should be taken to nursing homes to be created under the management of volunteers instead of being imprisoned in shelters.

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