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In 2016, a major event took place in Budapest against cruelty to animals. This was triggered by the son of the deputy mayor of Detek murder a puppy cruelty, amid laughter, then posting a video of the act on social media. The OrbÃ¡n administration then promised to take action against animal abusers. In 2017, they wanted to change the animal welfare law, but animal welfare organizations strongly opposed the bill, which many saw as a step backwards. Among other things, it was critical by the Hungarian Animal Welfare Organization (MÃOSZ) for not being specific about basic definitions such as stray animals versus abandoned animals, livestock farm versus animal shelters, animal cruelty versus animal abuse, adoption versus abandonment for adoption. Animals on abandoned livestock farms would still have been excluded from animal welfare law if the draft had passed. The government ultimately did not pass the new law and no changes were made. In 2020, the Democratic Coalition (DK) also proposed tougher sentences for animal abusers, but ruling forces did not back it.
The pet trade in Hungary will be regulated from April
Hungary adopts new rules in the pet trade that aim to tackle the activities of abusive dog breeders and illegal pet traffickers. The National Food Safety Bureau (Nebih) announced on Tuesday that the pet trade registration identifier of the agency’s Food Chain Surveillance Information System (FELIR) will be mandatory for breeders and traders from April. The [â¦]continue reading