The ban on the application of piercings and tattoos in dogs and cats, with purely aesthetic purposes, was on the agenda in the Federal Senate this Wednesday (6). The Justice Constitution Commission (CCJ) approved PL 4.206/2020, which amends the Environmental Crimes Law and establishes penalties for this practice in animals.
Now the text goes to vote in plenary. The proposal was presented by deputy Fred Costa (Patriota-MG).
If the measure is approved, the person who performs the aesthetic procedures on animals could face detention from three months to a year, in addition to being subject to fines. Penalties also apply to those who collaborate with the practice.
In favor of the proposal, the rapporteur, senator Alexandre Silveira (PSD-MG), considers that tattooing and piercing animals are actions equivalent to mistreatment.
“In addition to causing pain, tattoos expose animals to several complications such as the risk inherent in sedation and anesthesia procedures, the possibility of allergic reactions to the ink and material used in the tattoo, dermatitis, infections, scars, burns, chronic irritations, etc. and, in some cases, even skin necrosis”, says Silveira.
As for the application of piercings, the senator points out that the practice carries the risk of inflammation, infections and “a high probability of skin lacerations in case the animal catches the accessory in other objects”.
Alexandre Silveira also pointed out that rules prohibiting the practice have already been adopted in some states, such as Rio de Janeiro and Pernambuco, in addition to the Federal District.
Similar procedures take place in the states of Espírito Santo, São Paulo, Bahia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Amazonas, Paraná and in several other municipalities. Therefore, the senator is in favor of the proposal becoming federal law.
*With information from the Senate Agency
Source: CNN Brasil