In ancient times, when the kitten was furious, the hostess was happy when a neighbor picked up small flies because the hand did not despise them. If the pup was thrown out of the fence at that time, the housewives knew they had to ask the dogs to find the dogs for the dogs. Those who turn out to be unnecessary go to & # 39; Maritime School & # 39 ;. Here are the traditions of slumberers.
Nowadays, the purebred pays heavy money – from a few hundred to 1500 and 2000 euros. Pet multiplication and marketing is a company with huge profits that is not really controlled.
Overproduction, tax evasion, lack of regulation – these are just some of the problems of the "love" market. It is estimated that the annual turnover of pet animals is 10 million euros.
While the State Revenue Service (SRS) beats the crocheted jacket dealers on Facebook, the country faces staggering amounts. Why?
Dogs have fallen out of the sky!
To start with, home-grown multipliers call the company a hobby, so don't register business and pay taxes. Legislation (rather the lack) supports the sector in some respects, since the only Cabinet of Ministers Regulation is Regulation 266 "Welfare Requirements for Housing, Trade and Demonstration of Pets at Public Exhibitions and Dog Training", which stipulate that houses The owner of the animal (33.1 4) ensures that the dog, cat and ferrets do not have more than one sedan per year. In accordance with this standard, the number of newborn pets would always be limited. How many litters are there, under what circumstances are animals housed, how many juveniles are sold, what amount, nobody knows, and even if they could, would not be able to count, because the dog must first be registered until the age of six months and the puppies are sold at the age of a few months.
The trader and the scope of his activity remain unidentifiable. Dogs have fallen out of the sky!
Animal defenders believe that pet trade, as the shadow economy industry, occupies third place in terms of volume of smuggled cigarettes and arms sales.
To ensure that the stone does not damage the entire garden of dog and cat breeders, it must be emphasized immediately that there is a huge difference between honest breeders who are engaged in breeding and & # 39; bloodline maintenance & # 39; and animals that breed animals for commercial purposes. There are 11 dog breeders organizations, 5 cats and a ferret registered in the Agricultural Data Center. There are many more clubs and associations when searching the internet.
It is clear that these details may not be known to the ignorant of the details of the dog / cat market – the person who has decided to buy a pet.
Animal multipliers are experienced, cunning and "regular" buyers laugh more than the winners of extra-far-reaching struggles, for example their puppies lie, internationally awarded dogs, for the first time in five years, puppies that are unable to to say goodbye.
Every preacher in the dog
The representatives of animal protection organizations have been literally crying for years that the economic nature of breeding dogs and cats (systematic action to generate income) meets all the characteristics of economic activity. In addition, winnings are often fantastic: there are animals that cost the same as a normal used car. Money is, of course, only one aspect – there are many ethical problems with the reproduction of animals.
About 124,000 dogs are registered in the Agricultural Data Center – about half the actual number. Ilze Jonesone, member of the board of the animal police, estimates that there is one dog in Latvia for every seven people. In 2018, 70% – 1825 of all 10 dogs registered in Latvian shelter were not registered and chipped. A third of the chips of the other dogs were not registered.
The State Revenue Service replies that it will not be able to tell how many animal traders have registered their economic activities in good faith because they disappear under the code "other unclassified services".
This category includes a variety of non-traditional forms of doing business, so it is not possible to select the exact number of people who have directly linked their duties to pets. Danuta Priede, head of the animal shelter "Mežavairogi":
She has been working with pets for years and knows only two dog breeders – taxpayers. Both animals are taken care of for the needs of the State Border Guard and the army and participate in tender competitions.
The SRS explains that no sales tax is due on personal property. This means that from time to time every citizen has the right to sell his or her property. "When assessing transactions on merit, make sure that dogs are not the same as a wardrobe or dress. The landlord does not have the ability to influence the fact that the pet is born from his home with ten, not three, as permitted by law, a puppy, so applying the law based on the mathematical principle is that the number of transactions per year is indicative of absurdity, and it would be extremely unethical to punishments for not dropping his puppies, but decided to sell, giving him life and home. "
Danuta Priede categorically disagrees with her opinion that the dog is in a certain sense the same product as a dress or clay mug. If you want to produce products with added value, you must register as a taxpayer.
She mentions Rhodesian Ridgebacks as an example. There are 10, 12 puppies in one litter in the world – each costs no less than 1,000 euros.
"If growers believe that their income is lower than the expenditure, they will not free them from registration."
"We have bought historically:" What is so special about it? These are just dogs, kittens. "My attitude is: it is serious! Residential objects with increased demands. The nihilistic attitude of the ruling circles has created a situation in which we do not know how many dogs and cats are and how they live. There is a dramatic amount of animal breed, no pedigree. We don't know how many animals come into the world and what their destiny is, "Danuta Priede continues. She has her own opinion about why animal breeders can "live green".
"Both ministers, delegates and presidents have a dog, a cat at home. This scheme, based on ties of friendship, has been in operation since the Soviet times. & # 39;
Arrested in ant crowd
Domestic trade is controlled and controlled by the Food Veterinary Service (FVS). Mairita Riekstins, head of the FVS Supervision Veterinary Object department, explains that no planned check is being carried out. The service can check animal handlers in the event of a complaint. The FVS receives around 900 complaints per year, mostly from neighbors, of which only one third are justified. The service is not monitored by the animals, because the focus is solely on animal welfare. In general, the FVS also recognizes that the area is disorderly and makes monitoring more difficult.
When you have two full black eyes in your white, fluffy cloud and a dull nose touches your hand, the soul melts, the heart is over the mind – what other taxes, receipts, money and papers? For the little miracle you are ready to forgive everything.
Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Pomeranian Spitz, Beagle – these are the most popular species that are offered. The dog can be paid from a few hundred to one and a half thousand, depending on the pedigree and the individual characteristics of the copy. The shelves for ten euros are in the minority. However, some undamaged dogs are looking for 160 and 250 euros. And why not? Just as sweet and maybe even smarter!
"The advertisement states:" Club with 15 years of experience. "This means that the regularity of transactions is already recognized. If a person pays € 700 for a dog, he can ask for a receipt. Usually traders say we will conclude a contract. This is not a confirmation of the transaction. Say : "With a pedigree of 1000 euros, without 700." When a person sees a puppy, common sense disappears. It is possible that the dog is not healthy and the pedigree does not come to him at all, "says Danuta Priede.
She laughs that it is easier for her family tree to be easy. If you wish, you can make special pedigrees from "Mežavairogu".
The existence of a pedigree raises the price of a dog many times.
The disorder is intentional, as is the spokeswoman "Animal Police", Ilze Joneson. "Overproduction is huge! We stepped into an abnormal ant pool," she describes the situation emotionally and says that reproduction takes place to the extent that no farmer can hope, even when working with farm animals.
Vija Klučniece, president of the Latvian Cynology Federation, points out that there is a huge difference between honest breeders who engage in breeding and those who breed animals for commercial purposes. Those who propagate and market animals for profit are excluded from the federation. She has noticed that the unethical business of business multipliers in Latvia is getting smaller because the & # 39; silent phones & # 39; work perfectly in this area and spread bad fame quickly. The problem, however, is the lack of control.
In her opinion, the state does not protect honest farmers because it has not been established who can trade animals. "The problem is not solved – in Belgium, for example, the announcement of the sale of an animal can only be made by a Belgian resident whose animal is registered in a certain Belgian dog or cat farm."
Read the story of Duks on TVNET – a dog that was used by multipliers as a "puppy production machine" – did not recover from hereditary pathology and was never brought out. The story of Dukša ended happily – the dog was rescued from the illegal dog kennel, and in old age he won the lucky lottery.