Govt to introduce 450 baht pet registration scheme, 25k fine for non compliance

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Govt to introduce 450 baht pet registration scheme, 25k fine for non compliance

Post by buksida » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:30 pm

A government spokesman said pet owners will soon need to register their pets for ฿450 each – prompting concerns and backlash from both academics and abandoned pet carers.

Junta spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the cabinet on Wednesday passed a law requiring owners to pay ฿450 to register their pets. He didn’t say when the measure would come into force.

“There is no current law that requires owners to register their pets. This lack of control results in lack of care, such as letting pets starve, get run over by cars and so on,” Sansern said.

Sansern said the ฿450 would consist of a ฿50 registration fee, ฿100 for the pet’s logbook and ฿300 for an identification item he did not elaborate on. He added that owners that don’t register their pets could be liable to a ฿25,000 fine.

The act would focus on dogs and cats first, in an effort to reduce the number of abandoned pets – which he said resulted in the spread of infectious diseases that could pass onto humans.

Source: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2018 ... ster-them/
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Post by PeteC » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:44 pm

Important to read the entire article at the link. The overall effect of the new policy could well be just the opposite of the benefits they're stating, i.e., more abandoned animals as people can't afford the fee, an increase in rabies, fewer animal sanctuaries housing dozens if not hundreds of animals. Pete :cheers:
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Post by Big Boy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:55 pm

I think we discussed this on here before when they were considering it, and came to the same conclusion then as well.
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Post by europtimiste » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:28 pm

So all of abandoned animals will be finally legally exterminated.

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Post by HHTel » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:29 pm

The UK abolished dog licences more that 30 years ago. Thailand in their wisdom are just initiating it. As has already been said this is going to cause many more abandoned animals.
What do these authorities have instead of brains like the rest of us??

Failure to comply could result in a 25K fine. So how do they prove the animals actually belong to the 'owner' they're targeting?

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Post by hhinner » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:29 pm

HHTel wrote:The UK abolished dog licences more that 30 years ago. Thailand in their wisdom are just initiating it. As has already been said this is going to cause many more abandoned animals.
What do these authorities have instead of brains like the rest of us??

Failure to comply could result in a 25K fine. So how do they prove the animals actually belong to the 'owner' they're targeting?
But in UK all dogs must be microchipped, which isn't free. Dogs in public spaces must also have collars and tags.

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Post by europtimiste » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:40 pm

450 Bht. might be considered expensive, but how much cost vet for a dog and how much do they spend for food and how much for accessories as those stupid clothes or even glasses....555

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Post by Nereus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:43 pm

Ministry backs down on pet bill

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... n-pet-bill

The Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives minister has withdrawn a bill on animal torture and welfare for further review following heavy criticism.

The move came after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s comment on Thursday the bill on animal torture prevention and animal welfare should be reviewed even though the cabinet chaired by him approved it on the previous day.

Under the bill, owners must pay up to 450 baht for each pet or face a jail term up to two years or a fine of 25,000 baht.

Local administrations must require owners to register their pets. They may charge fees not more than the rates set by a ministerial order -- 50 baht for a registration form, 100 baht for a pet ID booklet and 300 baht for a chip.

Soravit Taneeto, director general of the Livestock Department, said the Agriculture Minister Grisada Boonrach agreed to withdraw the bill it had proposed to the cabinet.

“We will review it with the Council of State and related agencies based on the principle of not adding to people’s burden before resending it the cabinet. We will also hold public hearings before proceeding,” he said.

Supporters of the bill say it can help mitigate the problem of abandoned animals. Opponents say the fees are too high, especially for those keeping several pets. Some claim even more pets will be abandoned because people cannot afford to register them.
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Post by buksida » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:11 pm

Another classic case of looking at baht first and engaging mouths before brains - can we expect anything less from a military junta.
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Post by bert91157 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:27 pm

Dog licences are still required in N.Ireland. 12.50 GBP per year.

Fines for not licensing your dog
The fixed penalty notices for dog licensing offences are:

not having a licence for your dog - £80 (£50 if paid within 14 days)
not displaying a ID on your dog - £80 (£50 if paid within 14 days)
If you do not pay a fixed penalty notice, you could be taken to court, where you may be fined up to £1,000.

Plus micro chipping is also required

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Post by hin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:59 pm

So - who cares about N.Ireland ? One more reason that none of us are there

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Post by HHTel » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:41 am

hhinner wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:29 pm
HHTel wrote:The UK abolished dog licences more that 30 years ago. Thailand in their wisdom are just initiating it. As has already been said this is going to cause many more abandoned animals.
What do these authorities have instead of brains like the rest of us??

Failure to comply could result in a 25K fine. So how do they prove the animals actually belong to the 'owner' they're targeting?
But in UK all dogs must be microchipped, which isn't free. Dogs in public spaces must also have collars and tags.
I agree but the fees paid are for services, albeit compulsory services. With dog licences (I know you still need to register certain 'dangerous' breeds) you get nothing for your money.

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Re: Govt to introduce 450 baht pet registration scheme, 25k fine for non compliance

Post by bert91157 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:39 am

hin wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:59 pm
So - who cares about N.Ireland ? One more reason that none of us are there
Go ***** yourself. NOB

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Re: Govt to introduce 450 baht pet registration scheme, 25k fine for non compliance

Post by Lev » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:29 am

This topic is about regulations in Thailand, please keep to it.

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