In Italy, pets are very important. Both that an employee of a university roman got taken two days of leave to take care of your sick dog.
The woman said that her pet, Cucciola, recovering from an operation for tumor of the breast, and a problem of the larynx. As she is a single woman, I had to miss work to take him to the vet and take care of it.
He argued that the Criminal Code establishes a penalty of up to one year in prison and a fine of 10,000 euros to anyone who leaves their animal or leave it «suffering badly».
Got it, with the legal support of the Association for the protection LAV, immediately, that the institution of the computara those two days as paid rest for «just cause serious personal or family».
«It is a new significant step forward that demonstrates that those animals that do not have a profit making purpose or productive they are, to all intents and purposes, members of the family,» said the president of that association for the protection of animals, Gianluca Felicetti.
According to said, any Italian that you obtain a certificate issued by a vet could get the same benefit.
Italy has 60 million inhabitants and has a similar number of pets. Their owners spend about € 2,000 million per year.
Half of these animals are fish, but the country has 7.5 million cats and 7 million dogs.