The Federal law of December 27, 2018 N 498-FZ » on responsible treatment of animals and on amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation»

Date signed by the President on December 27, 2018

Published 29 December 2018 entered into force 27 December 2018 132

Adopted by the state Duma on December 19, 2018

Approved by the Federation Council on 21 December 2018

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Subject, objectives of legal regulation and scope of application of this Federal law

1. This Federal law regulates relations in the field of treatment of animals for the purpose of protection of animals, and also strengthening of morals, observance of the principles of humanity, safety and other rights and legitimate interests of citizens at the treatment of animals.

2. The provisions of this Federal law shall not apply to relations in the field of protection and use of fauna, relations in the field of fishing and conservation of aquatic biological resources, relations in the field of aquaculture (fish farming), relations in the field of hunting and conservation of hunting resources, relations in the field of maintenance and use of farm animals and relations in the field of maintenance and use of laboratory animals.

3. Charitable activities, voluntary (volunteer) activities in the field of treatment of animals are carried out in accordance with the legislation on charitable activities.

4. The relations arising during transportation of animals are regulated by the legislation in the field of transport, veterinary legislation of the Russian Federation and international agreements with the participation of the Russian Federation.

Article 2. Legal regulation of relations in the field of treatment of animals

The relations in the field of the treatment of animals are regulated by this Federal law, other Federal laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, and also the laws and other regulatory legal acts of subjects of the Russian Federation accepted according to them, regulatory legal acts of local governments.

Article 3. Basic concepts used in this Federal law

For the purposes of this Federal law, the following basic concepts are used:

1) the owner of the animal (hereinafter also — the owner) — a natural person or legal entity to which the animal belongs on the right of ownership or other legal basis;

2) activity on the treatment of animals without owners-the activity including catching of animals without owners, their maintenance (including treatment, vaccination, sterilization), return on former places of their dwelling and other actions provided by this Federal law;

3) wild animals contained or used in captivity (hereinafter also-wild animals in captivity) — wild animals removed from their habitat (including imported into the territory of the Russian Federation from other States), the offspring of such animals (including their hybrids);

4) Pets-animals (with the exception of animals included in the list of animals prohibited for maintenance) that are kept by the owner-an individual, under his temporary or permanent supervision and the place of maintenance of which are not zoos, Zoological gardens, circuses, animal theaters, dolphinariums, oceanariums;

5) cruel treatment of animals-treatment of animals that has led or may lead to death, injury or other damage to the health of the animal (including the torture of the animal, including hunger, thirst, beatings, other actions), violation of the requirements for the maintenance of animals established by this Federal law, other Federal laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation (including the refusal of the owner of the animal), causing harm to the health of the animal, or failure to provide, if possible, the owner of assistance to the animal, which is in a state of danger to life or health.;

6) an animal without the owner of an animal which has no owner or whose owner is unknown;

7) the use of animals for cultural and entertainment purposes — the use of animals in the implementation of activities in the field of culture, recreation and entertainment (including zoos, animal gardens, circuses, zoo, dolphinariums, oceanariums), at animal exhibitions, in sports competitions, in the production of advertising, the creation of works of cinema, for the production of photo and video products, on television, in educational activities, for demonstration (including in retail outlets, places of public catering services);

8) animal housing — the building, structure, construction, premises or territory where the animal is kept most of the time during the day used by the owner of the animal;

9) treatment of animals — the maintenance ,use (application) of animals, the implementation of activities for the treatment of animals without owners and the implementation of other activities provided for by this Federal law, as well as the Commission of other actions in respect of animals that have an impact on their lives and health;

10) potentially dangerous dogs-dogs of certain breeds, their hybrids and other dogs representing potential danger to life and health of the person and included in the list of potentially dangerous dogs approved by the Government of the Russian Federation;

11) service animals-the animals which are specially prepared and used (applied) for the purpose of ensuring national defense and state security, protection of public order and ensuring public safety, protection of military, important state and special objects, the objects providing activity of the population, functioning of transport, communications and communication, objects of power and other objects, and also for other purposes established by the legislation of the Russian Federation;

12) conditions of captivity-artificially created conditions of life of animals that exclude the possibility of their free movement outside specially equipped places and in which the full life support of animals depends on the person.

Article 4. Basic principles of handling animals

The treatment of animals is based on the following moral principles and principles of humanity:

1) treat animals as creatures capable of experiencing emotions and physical suffering;

2) man’s responsibility for the fate of the animal;

3) education in the population of moral and humane attitude to animals;

4) scientifically based combination of moral, economic and social interests of a person, society and the state.

Chapter 2. Powers of Federal public authorities, public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation, local governments in the field of the treatment of animals

Article 5. Powers of Federal bodies of state power in the field of treatment of animals

1. The powers of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of treatment of animals include:

1) approval of the list of animals prohibited for keeping;

2) establishment according to point 1 of part 1 of article 10 of this Federal law of the list of cases at which the contents and use of the animals included in the list of the animals forbidden to the contents are allowed;

3) establishment of a list of cases in which Pets are allowed to be used in entrepreneurial activities;

4) approval of the list of potentially dangerous dogs;

5) establishment of requirements for the use of animals for cultural and entertainment purposes and their maintenance;

6) establishment, in accordance with part 3 of article 15 of this Federal law, of a list of cases in which the use of animals for cultural and entertainment purposes outside their places of detention or outside specially designated buildings, structures, as well as in non-isolated areas is allowed;

7) the approval of methodical instructions on the organization of activity of shelters for animals and establishment of standards of the maintenance of animals in them;

8) approval of guidelines for the implementation of activities for the treatment of animals without owners;

9) establishment of the order of the organization and implementation by Federal Executive authorities of the state supervision in the field of the treatment of animals;

10) establishment of the order of the treatment of the confiscated wild animals in captivity which return to the environment of their dwelling is impossible;

11) other powers provided by the legislation in the field of treatment of animals.

2. Authorized Federal bodies of Executive power:

1) establish procedures for handling service animals;

2) carry out licensing activities for the maintenance and use of animals in zoos, Zoological gardens, circuses, animal theaters, dolphinariums, oceanariums;

3) establish the order of the organization of activity of public inspectors in the field of the treatment of animals, including the form of the certificate, the order of its issue, the order of interaction of such inspectors with bodies of the state supervision in the field of the treatment of animals;

4) exercise other powers provided by the legislation in the field of treatment of animals.

Article 6. The transfer of the exercise of the powers of the Federal bodies of Executive power in the sphere of treatment of animals to the bodies of Executive power of subjects of the Russian Federation

Powers of Federal Executive authorities on licensing of activity on the maintenance and use of animals in zoos, zoo gardens, circuses, zooteatras, dolphinariums, oceanariums can be transferred for implementation to Executive authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation according to the Federal law of October 6, 1999 N 184-FZ «about the General principles of the organization of legislative (representative) and Executive authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation».

Article 7. Powers of public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation in the field of the treatment of animals

1. Powers of public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation in the field of the treatment of animals belong to:

1) establishment of the order of the organization of activity of shelters for animals and standards of the maintenance of animals in them according to the methodical instructions approved by the Government of the Russian Federation on the organization of activity of shelters for animals and standards of the maintenance of animals in them;

2) establishment of the order of implementation of activity on the treatment of animals without owners according to the methodical instructions approved by the Government of the Russian Federation on implementation of activity on the treatment of animals without owners;

3) establishment of the order of the organization and implementation by Executive authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation of the state supervision in the field of the treatment of animals;

4) other powers provided by the legislation in the field of treatment of animals.

2. The state authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation have the right to establish animal shelters and ensure their functioning in the territory of the relevant constituent entity of the Russian Federation.

3. Public authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation have the right to grant separate powers in the field of treatment of animals to local governments in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, the legislation of the subjects of the Russian Federation.

Article 8. Powers of local governments in the field of treatment of animals

Powers of local governments in the field of the treatment of animals are defined according to the legislation of the Russian Federation on the General principles of the organization of local government and this Federal law.

Chapter 3. Requirements for keeping and using animals

Article 9. General requirements for keeping animals

1. To the General requirements for the keeping of animals by their owners are:

1) ensuring proper animal care;

2) ensuring timely provision of veterinary care to animals and timely implementation of mandatory preventive veterinary measures in accordance with the requirements of this Federal law, other Federal laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation regulating relations in the field of veterinary medicine;

3) taking measures to prevent unwanted offspring in animals;

4) providing animals at the place of their detention at the request of officials of state supervision in the field of treatment of animals during their inspections;

5) implementation of the treatment of biological waste in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

2. In case of refusal of the right of ownership of the animal or the impossibility of its further maintenance, the owner of the animal is obliged to transfer it to the new owner or to the animal shelter, which can provide conditions for the maintenance of such animal.

Article 10. Special conditions to protect people from the threat of harm to their life and health by animals

1. When handling animals are not allowed:

1) the contents and use of the animals included in the list of the animals forbidden to the contents approved by the Government of the Russian Federation. This prohibition does not apply to the cases of keeping and use of such animals in zoos, Zoological gardens, circuses, zoo-theaters, dolphinariums, oceanariums or as service animals, keeping and use of objects of the animal world in semi-voluntary conditions or artificially created habitat or wild animals in captivity, which are subject to release into their habitat, as well as to other cases established by the Government of the Russian Federation;

2) inciting animals to people, except in cases of self-defense, use of service animals in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation or of training dogs with dog handlers.

2. Organizers of events in which the use of animals for cultural and entertainment purposes, are obliged to ensure the safety of people.

Article 11. Protecting animals from abuse

1. Animals should be protected from abuse.

2. When handling animals are not allowed:

1) carrying out on animals without application of anesthetic medicines for veterinary application of veterinary and other procedures which can cause intolerable pain in animals;

2) inciting animals (except service animals) to other animals;

3) failure of the owners of animals from the execution of their duties in which animals are kept before they are defined animal shelters, or alienation in any other legitimate way;

4) sale of animals in places not specifically designated for this;

5) organization and conducting of animal fighting;

6) organization and holding of entertainment events, entailing injury and injury to animals, killing animals;

7) feeding of predatory animals by other live animals in the places open for free visit, except for the cases provided by requirements to use of animals for the cultural and entertainment purposes and their contents established by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Article 12. The prohibition of propaganda of cruelty to animals

1. It is forbidden to promote cruelty to animals, as well as calls for cruelty to animals.

2. The production, production, display and distribution of films, video and photographic materials, printed materials, audio-visual products, the placement of such materials and products in information and telecommunication networks (including the Internet) and the implementation of other actions promoting cruelty to animals are prohibited.

Article 13. Requirements for keeping Pets

1. When keeping Pets, their owners must comply with the General requirements for the maintenance of animals, as well as the rights and legitimate interests of persons living in an apartment building, the premises of which contain Pets.

2. It is not allowed to use Pets in business activities, except in cases established by the Government of the Russian Federation.

3. The maximum number of Pets in places of animal welfare is determined on the basis of the owner’s ability to provide the animals with conditions corresponding to veterinary norms and rules, as well as taking into account compliance with sanitary and epidemiological rules and regulations.

4. The walking of Pets shall be subject to the obligation to guarantee the safety of citizens, animals, safety of property physical persons and legal entities.

5. When walking a pet, the following requirements must be met:

1) exclude possibility of free, uncontrolled movement of the animal when crossing the carriageway of the highway, in elevators and public areas of apartment houses, in the yards of such houses, on children’s and sports grounds;

2) provide cleaning of products of activity of an animal in places and in territories of the General use;

3) to prevent walking the animal outside the places allowed by the decision of the local government for Pets.

6. Walking a potentially dangerous dog without a muzzle and leash regardless of the place of walking is prohibited, except if the potentially dangerous dog is in a fenced area owned by the owner of a potentially dangerous dog on the right of ownership or other legal basis. The presence of this dog should be done by a warning label at the entrance to the territory.

7. The list of potentially dangerous dogs is approved by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Article 14. Requirements for the maintenance and use of service animals

1. Requirements to the maintenance and use of service animals are defined by this Federal law, other Federal laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation, including according to the orders of the treatment of service animals established by Federal Executive authorities which use service animals or under which authority there are the organizations using service animals.

2. Service animals, further use of which for official purposes (including to ensure the educational process) is not possible, are transferred on a reimbursable or gratuitous basis to new owners.

3. Information on transfer on a paid or free-of-charge basis of service animals to new owners is placed by owners of service animals in the information and telecommunication «Internet» and published in mass media.

4. If after placement and publication of the information specified in part 3 of this article, service animals are not transferred to new owners within three months, their further contents and use are performed according to the requirements specified in part 1 of this article.

Article 15. Requirements for the use of animals for cultural and entertainment purposes and their content

1. Use of animals in the cultural and entertainment purposes and their maintenance are performed taking into account the requirements established by the Government of the Russian Federation.

2. Requirements for the use of animals for cultural and entertainment purposes and their content are determined by the conditions of their use, compliance with which allows to ensure the most effective use of such animals in accordance with biological (species and individual) features, without causing harm to their life and health, requirements for places of detention of such animals and persons engaged in their use.

3. Implementation of the activity providing use of animals in the cultural and entertainment purposes is allowed in the places of their contents, in specially intended for this purpose buildings, constructions or in the separate territories, except for the cases established by the Government of the Russian Federation.

4. The implementation of activities involving the use of animals for cultural and entertainment purposes, the main purpose of which is to provide viewers or visitors with physical contact with animals is not allowed.

5. In the case of organizing events that involve physical contact of spectators or visitors with animals, such activities are carried out subject to the presence in the places of their inaccessible to people area with shelters, where animals should be provided with permanent unhindered access.

6. The use of drugs for veterinary use and other substances that cause harm to animal health, in order to improve the efficiency of the use of animals for cultural and entertainment purposes is not allowed.

7. Use in respect of animals participating in sports competitions, substance and (or) method included in the lists of substances and (or) methods prohibited for use in sports is not allowed.

8. If further use of the animal in cultural and entertainment purposes is not possible, the pet owner is obliged to ensure its maintenance until natural death of the animal or transfer it to the content physical or legal persons or to the animal shelter.

9. Activity on the maintenance and use of animals in zoos, zoo gardens, circuses, zooteatrakh, dolphinariums, oceanariums is subject to licensing according to the Federal law of may 4, 2011 N 99-FZ «about licensing of separate types of activity».

Article 16. Animal shelters

1. Animal shelters are created for the purpose of implementation of activity on the maintenance of animals, including animals without owners, animals on which property rights owners refused.

2. Animal shelters are located in specially designed buildings, structures and structures.

3. Animal shelters can be public, municipal and private.

4. Owners of private animal shelters can be individual entrepreneurs or legal entities.

5. In animal shelters activities on temporary maintenance (placement) of Pets under the agreement with their owners, and also activity on rendering veterinary and other services can be carried out.

6. In respect of animals in animal shelters, the owners of animal shelters and their authorized persons are responsible as animal owners.

7. The owners of animal shelters and their authorized persons must comply with the General animal welfare requirements as well as the following additional requirements:

1) carry out inspection and carry out actions for obligatory quarantine within ten days of the animals which arrived to shelters for animals without owners and animals on which property rights owners refused, vaccination of such animals against rage and other diseases dangerous to the person and animals;

2) carry out the account of animals, marking with indelible and indelible marks of the animals which arrived to shelters for animals without owners and animals on which property rights owners refused;

3) to carry out the sterilization have arrived in animal shelters for animals without owners;

4) to keep animals that have entered animal shelters without owners and animals, the ownership of which the owners have refused, until the natural death of such animals or the return of such animals to their former habitats or the transfer of such animals to new owners;

5) return to the owners of animals with collars or other items information about the owners;

6) provide the owner of a lost animal or an authorized owner of such animal with the opportunity to search for the animal by inspecting the animals kept in animal shelters without the owners;

7) place in the information and telecommunication network «Internet» according to parts 9 and 10 of this article data on the animals which are in shelters for animals without owners and animals on which property rights owners refused;

8) keep a documented record receipt of animals in animal shelters and disposal of animals from animal shelters.

8. It is not allowed to transfer animals without owners and animals, from the property right on which owners have refused, to physical persons and legal entities for use of such animals as laboratory animals.

9. Information (photo, brief description, date and place of discovery and other additional information) about each animal received by the animal shelter without the owner and the animal, the ownership of which the owner refused, are placed by the employees of the animal shelter in the information and telecommunication network «Internet» not later than within three days from the date of receipt of the animal

10. The list of additional data on the animals which arrived to the shelter without owners and animals on which property rights owners refused, and the order of placement of these data in the information and telecommunication «Internet» approve by authorized body of the government of the subject of the Russian Federation.

11. Animals held in animal shelters, to kill is prohibited, except the need to end the unbearable physical suffering of animals is not viable in the presence of a reliably established specialist in the field of veterinary medicine a serious and incurable disease of the animal or incurable consequences of acute injuries incompatible with life of the animal, and the procedure should be performed by a specialist in the field of veterinary medicine in a humane manner that ensures a quick and painless death.

12. The owners of animal shelters and their authorized persons provide the opportunity to visit:

1) by citizens of animal shelters at the time established by animal shelters, except for days in which sanitary treatment or disinfection of rooms is carried out;

2) by volunteers (volunteers) of shelters for animals in the hours established by the mode of work of shelters for animals, except for days in which sanitary processing or disinfection of rooms is carried out.

13. The order of the organization of activity of shelters for animals, and also standards of the maintenance of animals in them are established by authorized body of the government of the subject of the Russian Federation according to the methodical instructions approved by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Chapter 4. Requirements for the implementation of activities for the treatment of animals without owners

Article 17. General provisions for the treatment of animals without owners

1. Activities for the treatment of animals without owners is carried out in order to:

1) prevention of epidemics, epizootics and (or) other emergencies associated with the spread of infectious diseases common to humans and animals, carriers of pathogens which can be animals without owners;

2) prevention of harm to health and (or) property of citizens, property of legal entities;

3) humane treatment of animals without owners;

4) prevention of damage to wildlife and their habitat;

5) assistance to animals in a life-threatening condition;

6) return of lost animals to their owners.

2. Implementation of activities on the treatment of animals without owners in the ways providing cruel treatment of animals is not allowed.

3. Activities for the treatment of animals without owners must meet the requirements of this Federal law.

Article 18. Organization of activities in the implementation of activities for the treatment of animals without owners

1. Activities in the implementation of activities for the treatment of animals without owners include:

1) capture of animals without owners, including their transportation and immediate transfer to animal shelters;

2) keeping animals without owners in animal shelters in accordance with part 7 of article 16 of this Federal law;

3) return of lost animals to their owners, as well as the search for new owners entered animal shelters without owners;

4) return of animals without owners who do not show unmotivated aggressiveness to their former habitats after carrying out the actions specified in point 2 of this part;

5) accommodation in animal shelters and keeping animals in them without owners, which can not be returned to their former habitats, until the transfer of such animals to new owners or the natural death of such animals.

2. When catching animals without owners, the following requirements must be met:

1) sterilized animals without owners, with non-removable or permanent labels that are catching are not permitted, except for animals without owners, showing unprovoked aggression towards other animals or humans;

2) animals with collars or other pieces of information about their owners, transferred to owners;

3) use substances, medicines, methods, technical devices that lead to injury, injury or death of animals is not allowed;

4) individual entrepreneurs and legal entities engaged in catching animals without owners are responsible for their lives and health;

5) individual entrepreneurs and legal entities engaged in catching animals without owners are required to keep a video of the process of catching animals without owners and free of charge to submit at the request of the authorized Executive body of the subject of the Russian Federation copies of this video;

6) individual entrepreneurs and legal entities engaged in catching animals without owners are required to submit information about the amount of work performed to the authorized Executive body of the subject of the Russian Federation.

3. It is not allowed to catch animals without owners in the presence of children, except in cases when animals without owners are a public danger.

4. Individuals and legal entities are required to report the presence of animals without owners who do not have non-removable and indelible marks in the territories or objects owned or used by such persons to the public authority of the subject of the Russian Federation, authorized to organize activities in the implementation of activities for the treatment of animals without owners, and provide access to these territories or objects to representatives of the organization engaged in catching animals without owners.

5. The keeping of captured animals without owners in places and points of temporary keeping of animals that are not shelters for animals is not allowed.

6. At return of animals without owners on former places of their dwelling the individual entrepreneurs and legal entities performing return of animals without owners are obliged to keep video of process of return of animals without owners and free of charge to represent at the request of authorized body of Executive power of the subject of the Russian Federation of the copy of this video.

7. The order of implementation of activity on the treatment of animals without owners is established by authorized body of the government of the subject of the Russian Federation according to the methodical instructions approved by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Chapter 5. State supervision and public control in the field of treatment of animals

Article 19. State supervision in the field of treatment of animals

1. The tasks of the state supervision in the field of treatment of animals are prevention, detection and suppression of violations of requirements in the field of treatment of animals established by this Federal law, other Federal laws and adopted in accordance with them other normative legal acts of the Russian Federation, laws and other normative legal acts of the subjects of the Russian Federation.

2. State supervision in the field of the treatment of animals is performed by Federal Executive authorities authorized for implementation of Federal state veterinary supervision, Federal state ecological supervision, Executive authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation to which according to the legislation of the Russian Federation powers on implementation of Federal state supervision in the field of protection and use of objects of fauna and their habitat, Executive authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation authorized for implementation of regional state veterinary supervision, state supervision in the field of protection and use of especially protected natural territories of regional value are transferred (further — bodies of state supervision).

3. The order of the organization and implementation by authorized Federal Executive authorities of the state supervision in the field of the treatment of animals is established by the Government of the Russian Federation.

4. The order of the organization and implementation by Executive authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation of the state supervision in the field of the treatment of animals is established by laws and (or) other regulatory legal acts of subjects of the Russian Federation.

5. Officials of bodies of state supervision in the order established by the legislation of the Russian Federation have the right:

1) request and receive information and documents related to compliance with legal entities and individuals, including individual entrepreneurs, the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts in the field of animal treatment;

2) check observance by legal entities and physical persons, including individual entrepreneurs, requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts in the field of the treatment of animals, to make by results of checks the relevant acts;

3) in the order established by the legislation of the Russian Federation freely to visit and examine the organizations containing animals for the purpose of check of execution by these organizations of requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts in the field of the treatment of animals;

4) issue to legal entities and physical persons, including individual entrepreneurs, instructions on elimination of the revealed violations of requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts in the field of the treatment of animals and to check execution of the issued instructions;

5) stop the offenses connected with violation of requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts in the field of the treatment of animals;

6) make protocols on administrative offenses related to violation of requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts in the field of the treatment of animals, consider cases of the specified administrative offenses and take measures for their prevention;

7) to withdraw the citizens of the animal in the cases provided by the legislation of the Russian Federation;

8) send to authorized bodies the materials connected with violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts in the field of the treatment of animals for the solution of questions of initiation of cases on administrative offenses or criminal cases on signs of crimes.

6. To the relations connected with implementation of the state supervision in the field of the treatment of animals, the organization and carrying out checks of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs provisions of the Federal law of December 26, 2008 N 294-FZ «about protection of the rights of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs at implementation of the state control (supervision) and municipal control»are applied.

Article 20. Public control in the field of treatment of animals

1. Public control in the field of treatment of animals is carried out by public associations and other non-profit organizations in accordance with their statutes, as well as citizens in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation. Public control in the field of treatment of animals is not carried out in respect of service animals used by the Federal Executive authorities.

2. Results of public control in the field of the treatment of animals submitted to public authorities of the Russian Federation, public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation, local governments are subject to obligatory consideration in the order established by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

3. Citizens who have expressed a desire to provide assistance to the state supervision bodies on a voluntary and free basis can exercise public control in the field of animal treatment as public inspectors in the field of animal treatment.

4. Public inspectors in the field of animal management bodies of state supervision issued the appropriate certificates.

5. The public inspector in the field of the treatment of animals has the right:

1) fix, including by means of photo and video filming, offenses in the field of the treatment of animals and to send the corresponding materials to bodies of the state supervision;

2) to assist state supervision bodies in prevention and detection of violations of the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation and other regulatory legal acts in the field of treatment of animals;

3) to participate in the work on education of the population in the field of treatment of animals;

4) prepare by results of implementation of public control in the field of the treatment of animals the final document and send it for consideration to public authorities of the Russian Federation, public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation, local governments, the state and municipal organizations, other bodies and the organizations performing according to Federal laws separate public powers.

6. The public inspector in the field of the treatment of animals at implementation of public control in the field of the treatment of animals is obliged:

1) comply with the restrictions established by Federal laws related to the activities of individuals and legal entities, public authorities of the Russian Federation, local governments, state and municipal organizations, other bodies and organizations exercising certain public powers in accordance with Federal laws;

2) not create obstacles to the activities of individuals and legal entities, public authorities of the Russian Federation, local governments, state and municipal organizations, other bodies and organizations exercising certain public powers in accordance with Federal laws.

7. When carrying out public control in the field of treatment of animals it is forbidden to establish restrictions of implementation by public inspectors in the field of the treatment of animals of photo and video filming, and also use of means of sound recording (audio recording).

8. In the implementation of public control in the field of treatment of animals, public inspectors in the field of treatment of animals should be provided with access to the territory of the animal shelter and its premises.

9. The order of the organization of activity of public inspectors in the field of the treatment of animals, including the form of the certificate, the order of its issue, the order of interaction of public inspectors in the field of the treatment of animals with bodies of the state supervision, is established by authorized Federal Executive authority.

Chapter 6. Responsibility for violation of the requirements of this Federal law

Article 21. Responsibility for violation of the requirements of this Federal law

For violation of requirements of this Federal law owners of animals and other persons bear administrative, criminal and other responsibility in the order established by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

Article 22. Confiscation of wild animals kept or used in captivity in violation of the requirements established by this Federal law

1. Wild animals contained or used in captivity in violation of the requirements established by this Federal law shall be subject to confiscation in cases and in the manner established by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

2. Confiscated wild animals in captivity are subject to return to their habitat. If return of the specified animals to the environment of their dwelling is impossible, the further treatment of the specified animals is performed according to the order established by the Government of the Russian Federation.

Chapter 7. Final provisions

Article 23. About modification of the Federal law «on the General principles of the organization of legislative (representative) and Executive bodies of the government of subjects of the Russian Federation»

To amend the Federal law of 6 October 1999 N 184-FZ «On General principles of organization of legislative (representative) and Executive state authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation» (meeting of the legislation of the Russian Federation, 1999, N 42, article 5005; 2003, N 27, article 2709; 2005, N 1, art 17, 25; 2006, N 1, article 10; N 23, article 2380; N 30, p. 3287; No. 31, article 3452; No. 44, article 4537; N 50, article 5279; 2007, N 1, item 21; N 13, item 1464; No. 21, article 2455; N 30, p. 3747, 3805, 3808; N 43, article 5084; No. 46, article 5553, 5556; 2008, N 29, article 3418; N 30, p. 3613, 3616; N 48, the item 5516; N 52, article 6236; 2009, N 48, article 5711; N 51, item 6163; 2010, N 15, the item 1736; N 19, article 2291; No. 31, article 4160; N 41, the item 5190; N 46, the item 5918; N 47, the item 6030, 6031; N 49, article 6409; N 52, the item 6984; 2011, N 17, article 2310; N 27, senior 3881; N 29, art. 4283; N 30, p. 4572, 4590, 4594; N 48, art 6727, 6732; N 49, p. 7039, 7042; N 50, the item 7359; 2012, N 10, article 1158, 1163; N 18, article 2126; N 31, art 4326; N 50, St. 6957, 6967; N 53, art. 7596; 2013, N 14, p 1663; N 19, art 2331; N 23, article 2875, 2876, 2878; N 27, art 3470, 3477; N 40, p 5034; N 43, art. 5454; N48, art. 6165; N 51, item 6679, 6691; N 52, art. 6981, 7010; 2014, N 11, article 1093; No. 14, article 1562; N 22, the item 2770; N 26, p 3371; N 30, p. 4256, 4257; N 42, art. 5615; N 43, art. 5799; N 45, senior 6138; 2015, N 1, p. 11; N 13, item 1807, 1808; N 14, p 2017; N 27, art. 3947; N 29, art 4359, 4380; N 41, art. 5628; 2016, N 23, article 3283; N 26, the item 3866; N 27, art. 4222; 2017, No. 1, article 6; No. 31, article 4828; N 45, article 6573; N 50, art. 7563; 2018, N 1, art 26, 27, 87; N 7, p. 972, 975; N 17, article 2425; N 24, item 3414; No. 31, article 4834, 4856; N 32, p. 5113, 5133) the following changes:

( 1) article 263, paragraph 2:

a) in subparagraph 49 of the word «catching and the maintenance of neglected animals,» to exclude;

b) add with the subparagraph 82 of the following contents:

«82) implementation of powers in the field of the treatment of animals provided by the legislation in the field of the treatment of animals including the organization of actions at implementation of activity on the treatment of animals without owners.»;

2) add point 2 of article 2611 with the subparagraph » ya5 » of the following contents:

«ya5) the property necessary for the organization of actions at implementation of activity on the treatment of animals without owners.».

Article 24. About modification of the Federal law » on the General principles of the organization of local government in the Russian Federation»

To amend the Federal law of 6 October 2003 N 131-FZ «On General principles of organization of local self-government in the Russian Federation» (meeting of the legislation of the Russian Federation, 2003, N 40, p 3822; 2007, N 1, item 21; N 43, the item 5084; 2008, N 48, art. 5517; N 52, article 6236; 2009, N 48, art 5733; N 52, article 6441; 2010, N 49, article 6409; 2011, N 50, St. 7353; 2012, N 29, the item 3990; N 31, art 4326; N 53, art. 7596; 2013, N 27, St. 3477; 2014, N 22, art 2770; N 26, p 3371; N 30, p. 4218, 4257; 2015, N 13, item 1808; 2016, N 26, p 3866; 2017, N 31, art. 4751; N 50, art. 7563; 2018, N 31, art. 4833) the following changes:

1) in point 14 of part 1 of article 141 of the word «of actions for catching and the maintenance of the neglected animals living» to replace with words » of activity for the treatment of animals without owners living»;

2) in point 15 of part 1 of article 161 of the word «actions for catching and the maintenance of the neglected animals living» to replace with words «activities for the treatment of animals without owners living».

Article 25. About modification of the Federal law «on licensing of separate types of activity»

Part 1 of article 12 of the Federal law of may 4, 2011 N 99-FZ «On licensing certain types of activities» (collected legislation of the Russian Federation, 2011, N 19, p. 2716; 2012, No. 26, article 3446; N 31, art. 4322; 2013, N 9, article 874; No. 27, article 3477; 2014, N 30, p. 4256; N 42, art. 5615; 2015, N 1, p. 11; N 29, art. 4342; N 44, St. 6047; 2016, N 1, art 51; 2018, No. 31, article 4838; N 32, p. 5116; N 45, senior 6841) add paragraph 54 with the following content:

«54) activities on maintenance and use of animals in zoos, Zoological gardens, circuses, southeatern, dolphinariums and aquariums.».

Article 26. About modification of the Federal law «on bases of public control in the Russian Federation»

Part 3 of article 2 of the Federal law of July 21, 2014 N 212-FZ «about bases of public control in the Russian Federation» (Assembly of the legislation of the Russian Federation, 2014, N 30, Art. 4213; 2016, N 27, Art. 4286; 2018, N 1, Art. 39) to add with words», public inspectors in the field of the treatment of animals of public control in the field of the treatment of animals».

Article 27. Order of entry into force of this Federal law

1. This Federal law shall enter into force on the date of its official publication, except for the provisions for which this article establishes a different period of their entry into force.

2. Part 6 of article 13, articles 15, 16, 18 — 20 and 22 of this Federal law shall enter into force on January 1, 2020.

3. Animals included in the list of animals prohibited for maintenance, and purchased before January 1, 2020, may be kept by their owners until the natural death of such animals.

4. Legal entities, individual entrepreneurs engaged in activities for the maintenance and use of animals in zoos, Zoological gardens, circuses, animal theaters, dolphinariums, oceanariums, are required to obtain a license for its implementation until January 1, 2022. After January 1, 2022 the implementation of this activity without a license is not allowed.

President Of The Russian Federation V. Putin


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