The government does not want a census – should register cats instead

Published October 9, 2021 at 12:45 p.m.

In a Law Council referral The government now proposes that all cats that “permanently reside in Sweden” should be covered by corresponding requirements as dogs.

– Cats are one of our most common pets. Unfortunately, there are also about 100,000 cats in Sweden who lack a home. To increase the protection of cats, we now want to make it easier for the authorities and the non-profit organizations that work with cats to separate owned cats from cats that do not have a home, says Minister of Trade and Industry Ibrahim Baylan.

The government proposes that the Swedish Board of Agriculture be given the responsibility to keep a register of cat owners. It is also proposed that the Swedish Customs, the county administrative boards, the Police Authority and the municipal boards that perform tasks in the area of ​​environmental and health protection have direct access to the register.

The county administrative boards, which are responsible for animal welfare control, are also given an opportunity to issue injunctions that the provisions on marking and registration must be complied with and injunctions may be combined with a fine. This means that cat owners who do not mark or register their cat may be forced to pay a predetermined amount if the authority’s decision on marking and registration is not complied with.


Source: Fria Tider by www.friatider.se.

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