Recognition of Emotional Support Animals and other Service Animals in Sri Lanka

Recognition of Emotional Support Animals and other Service Animals in Sri Lanka

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Recognition of Emotional Support Animals and other Service Animals in Sri Lanka


A default right to have domestic animals in condominiums, apartments, flats and other dwellings and animal rights in Sri Lanka

On behalf of the tenants of condominiums, apartments, flats and other dwellings with pets (dogs, cats and other domestic animals), it is hereby proposed to strengthen the rights of tenants to keep pets in their properties (condominiums, apartments, flats and other dwellings) as part of a package of proposed animal welfare measures.

Some condominium management rules drawn up by condominium management authorities/committees and other landlords of condominiums, apartments, flats and other dwellings insist on no animals.

Tenants of such premises should be entitled to default right for them to live with their pets.

There also should be laws, recognition and acceptance implemented for emotional support dogs to be around their owners in where they live.

These are issues that are close to people's hearts and faced and subject to severe inconvenience and discomfort by both tenants and pets when such issues are not addressed, unanswered and when proper rules are not implemented.

The government and relevant authorities should draw immediate attention to implement legislations and add them to the animal welfare act that would amend/add laws/acts to the current animal welfare act to treat all animals as sentient beings.

The following concerns are requested, suggested and recommended to be added to the animal welfare act of Sri Lanka.

  • default right to have pets in condominiums, apartments, flats and other dwellings. right of tenants to have pets in where they live.

 

  • recognition of emotional support animals (dogs and cats) and other service animals (dogs and cats), allowing such animals in public places and allowed entry to cafes, restaurants, etc. for such emotional support animals and other service animals.

 

  • recognition for pet-friendly hotels.

 

  • ability to fly all dogs and cats and especially emotional support animals (dogs and cats) in the national carrier cabin with advanced notice and if required supportive documents to bring emotional support / psychiatric service and other kinds of service animals in the cabin.

 

  • ban on firecrackers and other unnecessary noises that not only harm animals but humans too.

 

  • affordable vet care for owners on low incomes.

 

  • closing loopholes which permit illegal hunting.

 

  • ban on shooting birds for any purpose.

 

  • animal welfare inspectorate to draw up revised welfare standards, strict and routine monitoring of stipulated standards.

 

  • strict reviewal of animal testing to focus on minimising suffering and ending avoidable tests.

 

  • obliging motorists to report incidents immediately (as it happens) where animals (all kinds of animals) are injured or hit and reporting any roadside accidents of animals, whether or not the accident was caused by the person who reports the accident.

 

  • protecting the marine environment.

 

  • introducing mandatory CCTV into slaughterhouses to increasing the maximum sentence for animal cruelty tenfold and taking action needed to ensure the animals receive the proper protection they deserve.

 

  • to increase the maximum sentence for any kind of animal cruelty tenfold and taking necessary action and measures needed to ensure the animals receive the proper protection they deserve. This applies to all domestic, street, wild animals and animals that are kept in zoos.

 

  • introducing proper animal welfare shelters with qualified staff for abandoned animals and animals wander on the streets without an owner’s supervision.

 

  • a hotline, proper measures and mediums for awareness of lost and missing animals and measures for such animals to be found and relevant owners to be notified.

 

  • removal of animals from the custody of abusive owners and revoking their rights ever to own and have a pet or any kind of animal in the future

 

  • to treat all animals as sentient beings and ban forced breeding

 

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