The Plenary of the Congress of the republic approved, this Wednesday, the law that establishes the sterilization of dogs and cats as a public health policy.

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Through its Twitter account, Parliament detailed that the rule was approved by 97 votes in favor in a first vote. In addition, he exonerated her from a second vote with 98 votes in favor.

The president of Congress, Mirtha Vásquez, highlighted the approval of the norm and thanked civil society organizations for promoting it.

The second vice president of Congress, Luis Roel Alva, indicated that the law will help to “stop the abandonment of dogs and cats that end up in the streets subjected to all kinds of abuse.”

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The project had been approved unanimously in the Peoples Commission of Parliament, on June 27.

In September 2020, the representatives of the Purple Party, Alberto de Belaunde and Daniel Olivares, presented the project that promotes the sterilization of animals and establishes it as a component of the national public health policy.

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Baptized as the Four Paws Law, it incorporates the sterilization of dogs and cats as part of the public health policy as a duty of the State. It also regulates the humane management of animal population growth control, as well as the prevention of zoonotic diseases.



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