Rzeczpospolita: The opinion of Dr. Krzysztof Kozminski on the establishment of a modern system for marking and registering dogs and cats

dr hab. Krzysztof Koźmiński
02.04.2024

According to the proposal The Parliamentary Group on the Future of the World. Protection of Animal Rights concerning. the establishment of a modern system for marking and registering companion animals, all dog and cat owners will have to register their pets in a central state registry maintained by the government.

According to the above, owners of dogs or cats would be obliged to mark the animal at their own expense, as well as update the data in the registry each time. According to the bill, failure to comply with the new duties is to be punishable by a fine.

In addition, the proposed solution is likely to entail a cost to other taxpayers, as the creation of an entirely new registry from scratch cannot be accomplished for free, without involving budgetary resources.

In the opinion of the Managing Partner of Jabłoński Kozminski & Partners Law Firm -. Ph.D. Krzysztof Koźmiński For Rzeczpospolita:

“The belief that a statutory obligation, a central government registry and state coercion will effectively enforce the project proponents’ ambitious goals seems naive and exaggerated. (…) Let’s hope it doesn’t bring tragic consequences that will affect not only dog and cat owners, but the very animals whose welfare is supposedly most at stake here (…).”

Experts at Jabłoński Kozminski & Partners have extensive and long-standing experience in providing legislative advice, especially to entrepreneurs and their organizations, to protect against overregulation, legislative errors and inefficient solutions whose costs exceed profits.

Publication link: https://www.rp.pl/opinie-prawne/art40090881-krzysztof-kozminski-kazus-centralnego-panstwowego-rejestru-psow-i-kotow

Author

dr hab. Krzysztof Koźmiński
Attorney-at-law, Managing partner+48 602 359 329krzysztof.kozminski@jklaw.pl

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