Speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, after incidents with homeless animals, proposed introducing liability for officials responsible for the situation on the ground, RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, the local authorities do not consider a priority problem, while the number of stray dogs is increasing.
“In this regard, it is correct in this matter to introduce responsibility for officials responsible for the situation with stray animals on the ground”, — he explained.
Volodin also noted that it is necessary to “develop measures to support civil initiatives”, such as the purchase of food, sterilization, exemption from land tax or the allocation of a grant for the construction of places for keeping animals.
Earlier the body of a seven-year-old girl was discovered in the village of Domna in Transbaikalia, on the body of the child there were marks from animal bites. Investigators opened a criminal case under the article on negligence.