Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov has commissioned to strengthen
control and urgently react to cases of abusive treatment of animals. The head
of Government is demanding to take necessary prophylactic measures while the
guilty in abusive treatment of animals are to be brought to responsibility.
“I ask the concerned departments within their competence to take under
personal control issues of prevention to killing stray animals, ensuring their
proper veterinary treatment, raising the level of public awareness concerning
humane treatment of animals, revealing facts of animal abuse and immediate
reaction to it,” the commission of the Premier reads.
The problem of cruelty to homeless animals and their intentional killing
is risen by mass media, and also in addresses of Ukrainian animal protection
organizations and citizens.
To assume control in order to find civilized solving to the problem of
homeless animals in the limits of the competency Mykola Azarov gave a commission
to the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Oleh Proskuryakov,
Minister of Education and Science Dmytro Tabachnyk, Minister of Agrarian Policy
and Food Mykola Prysyazhniuk, Ministry of Regional Development, Building and
Housing and Communal Service Hennadiy Temnyk, Minister of Internal Affairs
Vitaliy Zakharchenko, head of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary services
Volodymyr Gorzheyev, the head of the Council of Ministers of ARC Anatoliy
Mohylyov, heads of regional state administrations, Kyiv and Sevastopol
municipal state administrations.
The results of the fulfilled work must be reported monthly to the Cabinet