Italy writes law to protect animals on highways. Under a new code recently passed by the nation’s Senate, motorists have an obligation to help injured animals on a roadway, with fines imposed for those who do not. Additionally, motorists would be pardoned for disregarding certain highway codes during the critical time of transporting the animal for emergency veterinary care. Originally proposed by such groups as the Italian Antivivisection League, the Parliamentary Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals and others, the measure now requires only one more reading before the House to be passed into law. Italian Antivivisection League President Gianluca Felicetti stated that this new article of highway code represents a significant advancement, as animals would be granted the same rights as humans in case of urgent help.
Bravo, Italian Antivivisection League, the Parliamentary Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals and all Italian legislators for this just and caring decision. May we all naturally respond with moral responsibility and compassion in providing assistance for those in need before us.http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=55694%E2%8C%A9=en