Tasks of the Municipality in the Field of Humane Protection of Animals

Adam Habuda

Abstract


The article is of a scientific and research nature, and the author’s conclusions and thoughts are based on the interpretation of legal provisions and the achievements of the legal doctrine. The tasks of the municipality aimed at providing care and humane protection of animals were examined. The material foundations of the study are legal institutions provided by the Animal Protection Act. Three such institutions were distinguished: the homeless animal care program, the decision to temporarily collect the animal away, and the decision to keep dogs of breeds considered aggressive. The text analyzes the legal nature of the commune’s tasks in this sphere and the legal implementation forms of these tasks, and highlights some ambiguous legal issues.


Keywords


Animal Protection Act; humane protection of animals; tasks of the municipality; legal provisions; homeless animals

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LITERATURE

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LOCAL LEGAL ACTS

Warsaw City Council Resolution no. XXV/709/2020 of 16 January 2020.

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CASE LAW

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/sil.2021.30.3.81-94
Data publikacji: 2021-09-16 22:46:42
Data złożenia artykułu: 2021-02-17 21:17:13


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