The European delegation law which prohibits the trade, possession and import of exotic and wild animals in Italy has been definitively ratified by the vote of the Senate,
Wild animals are repositories of numerous diseases that can progress into pandemics. It is essential to reduce the opportunities for contact as much as possible, if you really want to implement the “One health” approach, which recognizes the close link of interdependence between human health and that of animals and the environment
A few days ago the law also welcomed the approval of the Senate with a clear majority in favor of the entry into force of the ban,
The goal of the new law is to reduce the risk of infections and new epidemics due to human contact with exotic or wild animals. For this purpose, as stated in article 14 of the bill, “the ban on the import and possession of exotic and wild animals is identified, as well as restrictions on the trade in domestic animals which must become operational within twelve months.”
A law that is good for humans and animals and which finds the full favor and approval of animal welfare associations, which for years have opposed greater protection in the importation of wild animals.