ΣΑΣ ΣΤΕΛΝΩ ΑΥΤΟ ΓΙΑ ΝΑ ΓΝΩΡΙΖΟΥΜΕ ΟΛΟΙ ΤΙ ΙΣΧΥΕΙ ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΑ
ΝΟΜΟΘΕΣΙΕΣ ΔΙΑΦΟΡΩΝ ΚΡΑΤΩΝ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΥΣ ΑΚΡΩΤΗΡΙΑΣΜΟΥΣ
AUSTRIA: 6/04 - As from January 2005 docking and cropping of dogs in Austria will be banned.
AUSTRALIA : Banned June 2004 NEW SOUTH WALES, banned tail docking. This was the FINAL STATE to ban docking in Australia.
AUSTRIA : Banned 1 January 2005
BELGIUM : After the prohibition of ear cropping, from 1st January 2006 the prohibition of tail docking is illegal.
BRAZIL:Banned for cosmetic purposes.
CANADA : since 1978 NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR has banned tail docking and cropping. New Brunswick 15/10/08 You might be interested to know that in TORONTO, ONTARIO, Canada, it is almost impossible to get a vet to dock tails or crop ears.
CYPRUS : Banned 1993
DENMARK: According to Danish legislation , tail docking, ear cropping and removal of dewclaws with the purpose of changing the dog's appearance are forbidden. Danish bred ear cropped dogs born after 1 January 1985 and ear cropped dogs bred in a country where ear cropping was prohibited when the dog was born cannot be shown. Tail docked dogs born after 1 June 1996 cannot be shown, regardless of the dog's country of birth.
ESTONIA : Banned from 2001
FINLAND : Docking and cropping banned - no exceptions 2001
Finland has banned all dogs with docked tails or cropped ears from competing in dog shows, as they were concerned that exhibitors may try to bend the rules by exporting their stock to countries where docking is still allowed, and then re-importing them to show. This closes the loophole in a country which has benned docking and cropping.
FRANCE:Banned 4 August 2003
GERMANY : VDH Source: Under German law, dogs with cropped ears born after 1 January 1987 and with its tail amputated after 1 June 1998, can not participate in exhibitions in Germany, with effect from 1 May 2002
GREECE:Banned 1992 no exceptions
ICELAND : Total ban no exceptions since 2001
ISRAEL : (6/2001) Legislation under the "Cruelty to Animals (Animal Protection) Law" has amended by the addition of a ban on the performance of surgical procedures in animal tissue "for cosmetic purposes". The ban includes the docking of tails or cutting of ears in dogs.
ITALY: ROME: Owners must exercise their pets regularly and must not dock their tails for aesthetic reasons. TURIN: 29/4/05 Owners will be fined up to €500 if they don't walk their pets at least three times a day. Ban on dyeing pets' fur or any form of animal mutilation for aesthetic motives such as docking dogs' tails.
LATVIA: Tail docking or ears banned but some exemptions made for hunting dogs but not for shows. A vet who dares to do it may loose the licence.
LUXEMBOURG: Banned 1991
NEDERLAND: 1 September 2001
NORWAY: 1987 Cropped and/or docked dogs are not allowed to be shown in Norway.
NEW ZEALAND: 21/10/04 A bill to ban the docking of dogs' tails passed its first reading with a strong majority in Parliament last night and has been sent to a select committee for public submissions.
POLAND: bans all dogs with docked tails or cropped ears from competing in dog shows,beginning with 20.02.2010.
ROMANIA: http://proanimals.ro/en/category/legislation/ Law 9/2008
Law no. 205/2004 modified and completed through law no.9/2008 concerning animals protection.Cruelty against animals means: …(i) surgical interventions to modify animal's aspect : docking tail, cut of ears , nails and tooth.
SOUTH AFRICA: Animal Protection Act June 2008. Anyone caught tail-docking an animal faces a fine of R4000 or two years in prison sentence..
SPAIN: banned in the communities of Barcelona (since 1998) and Andalucia outright. No one can legally do it, not even vets.
SWEDEN: 1988 and ratified 1992. Dogs with cropped ears may participate at dogshows and trials in Sweden if the dog is born in a country where there is no cropping ban.
SLOVAKIA:Banned 1 January 2003
SLONENIA:Banned. April 2007
SWITZERLAND: Banned 1997 Prohibited PracticesArticle 66 (extract)
a. strike animals in the eyes or genitals, or to break or crush their tails;
h. dock dogs' tails or crop dogs' ears as well as to operatively produce semi-pricked ears in dogs;
i. promote, sell or exhibit dogs with cropped ears and docked tails Note: It is forbidden to import dogs with docked ears and/or cropped tail.
TASMANIA: 25/7/04 Tasmania Australia. Government decision to ban the docking of dogs' tails in Tasmania. Dog breeders around the State will be notified in writing and the ban will come into place immediately
ENGLAND: (cropping never done) docking banned wef 6th April 2007, - excluding therapeutic and for certain truly working breeds governed by regulation . Dogs born after 6th April 2007 cannot be shown with docked tails at public fee paying shows in England and Wales. Any dog - originating either inside or outside of England or Wales – docked for medical reasons after these dates is not permitted to be shown at events where the public pays an entrance fee.
WALES: (cropping never done) docking banned 28th March 2007 - excluding therapeutic and for certain truly working breeds governed by regulation. Dogs born after 6th April 2007 cannot be shown with docked tails at public fee paying shows in England and Wales but can be in Scotland.
SCOTLAND: (cropping never done) A total ban on docking came into force on 30th April 2007, with NO exemptions. They cannot be taken across borders to be docked. It is illegal to take a puppy outside of Scotland to get its tail docked. However, if a dog’s tail has been amputated for medical reasons, the dog can continue to be shown. This applies to dogs originating both inside and outside of Scotland.
N. IRELAND: - The Welfare of Animals Act 2011 introduced a ban on the docking of dogs tails, with an exemption for certified working dogs. Ear Cropping Illegal.
USA: In PENNSYLVANIA, the House Rules Committee voted Tuesday to approve HB2532, which is a de facto ban on tail docking, dewclaw removal and ear cropping. February 2009 - ILLINOIS - Senate Bill 139. If SB 139 becomes law, ear cropping and tail docking would be considered "animal torture" under Illinois criminal law. Some states, including NEW YORK, and VERMONT have considered bills to make the practice illegal.
VIRGIN ISLANDS: /5/2005 - The V.I. Senate overrode the veto of the Senate's version of the legislation yesterday. This means that docking ears and tails is considered first-degree animal abuse. Because this was a veto override, it automatically becomes law.