Changes initiated to harshly punish violence against animals

13 Sep 2018 - 16:54

  • Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze appealed to lawmakers to support the draft law protecting animals’ rights. Photo: N.Alavidze/, 13 Sep 2018 - 16:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Animal Monitoring Agency of Tbilisi City Hall has come up with a bill with the cooperation of the Interior Ministry which provides for harsher punishments for violence against animals, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze stated today.

Mayor Kaladze said that those who will be caught torturing and mistreating animals will face house arrest, fine, community work and imprisonment of up to one year.

I want to thank the Interior Ministry for their support. The law is very important and I appeal to parliament to support this.

Lately we have seen several cases when an animal was cut with a knife, shot and so on”, Kaladze said.

Kaladze said that  such a law will protect animals and help people change their behavior towards them.