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  • Venezuelans will propose new laws to protect animals to the ANC.

    Venezuelans will propose new laws to protect animals to the ANC. | Photo: EFE

The final document will contain ideas and proposals gathered at assemblies throughout the country.

The Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly is set to receive proposals to include new legislation to protect animals and guarantee their care.

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Mission Nevado, a public policy group that works for the welfare and rights of domestic animals, will deliver their requests along with other organizations in the country.

The proposals will be delivered to coincide with the International Day of Animals.

"Since President Nicolas Maduro's call for the National Constituent Assembly, animal groups, collectives, groups, volunteers, have discussed ideas related to penalties for animal abuse and their recognition as living beings, who are subject to special rights," Mavadoida Vargas, president of the Mission Nevado, said.

The final document will contain ideas and proposals gathered at assemblies throughout the country.

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"The important thing about this proposal is that it gives us the opportunity as a country to be the vanguard in the matter of animal protection because we would become the first country that provides for its protection in the Constitution," Vargas said.

As part of the celebration around it, organizations will hold an Animal Festival Sunday, with free veterinary medical care, and the opportunity for people to adopt dogs or cats.

"We have the veterinary medical personnel to meet any need they have, a logistic device that includes hydration, medical care and food so that all animals have what they require for this activity," Vargas said.


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