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  • 17 Sep 2020, 10:51

 On Tuesday, September 15, the magazine "Veterinary and Life" reported that the Russian government had submitted a bill to the State Duma on increasing the responsibility of economic entities for violating veterinary and sanitary rules.

In particular, it is planned to increase the fine for concealing from the state bodies of veterinary supervision the facts of sudden death or mass illness of farm animals and poultry (Article 10.7 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation). An example of this can be the cases of secret burial or removal to unauthorized dumps of pigs killed by ASF in different regions of Russia. In the explanatory note to the bill, it is noted that violators do not perceive the currently established amount of the fine as an effective preventive measure.

If the State Duma passes the law, then for actions that result in the emergence of epizootic foci, the culprit faces a fine of up to 150 thousand rubles (now the maximum amount of the fine is 100 thousand rubles). For similar actions during the quarantine period, the amount of penalties is proposed to be increased to 200 thousand rubles, and for repeated violations (Article 10.6 of the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation), its multiple increase will be provided.