Costa assumes responsibility for delay in wildlife regulation

in News · 07-12-2019 16:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Prime Minister has, following a protest by PAN, assumed responsibility for delays by the Government in regulating the law stopping the use of wild animals in circuses, considering that this process has to take place quickly.

In the biweekly debate in the Assembly of the Republic, PAN MP André Silva confronted António Costa with the fact that the Government had "six months to regulate this law and the deadline was August."

"As long as the Government does not do so, the legislation does not enter into force, it has no effect. Not regulating this law means continuing to exploit and imprison animals that have not committed any crimes," he warned.

Then André Silva appealed to the prime minister: "It's time to open the cages."

"When is the publication of the regulation of this law?" He asked.

"You are absolutely right, Mr André Silva," replied the Prime Minister, saying that this legislation "was passed at the very end of the previous legislature."

"The deadline for regulation was already over in the middle of summer, in the pre-election campaign and when the government was already in a very weak legislative capacity. We expect to be able to quickly regulate what is urgently needed," he said.


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