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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 04:42 AM

Switzerland Makes It Illegal To Own Just One Guinea Pig Because They Get Lonely

https://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/switzerland-makes-it-illegal-to-own-just-one-guinea-pig-because-they-get-lonely/?fbclid=IwAR2Sso6_5jUcalImx1GyPKsnTln4X_GnvIl0Oszni1hxxFWSrnoB-iTLw3s

"Switzerland appears to be one of the most pet-friendly countries in the world, and a 2008 animal right law there makes it illegal to own one guinea pig at a time, as it can become lonely.

"Guinea pigs are very common pets there and the Swiss adore them, treating them as family members.

"The reason for this law is that theyíre social species, so they are considered victims of abuse if they arenít able to regularly interact with others of their species.

"That is why the country has taken legal measures to ensure they are given the same rights and protections as individuals."

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Reply Switzerland Makes It Illegal To Own Just One Guinea Pig Because They Get Lonely (Original post)
orleans Sep 18 OP
PoliticAverse Sep 18 #1
oldsoftie Sep 18 #8
AJT Sep 18 #2
democratisphere Sep 18 #3
BlueMTexpat Sep 18 #5
democratisphere Sep 18 #4
dem4revolt Sep 18 #6
orleans Sep 19 #10
mysteryowl Sep 18 #7
Blue_playwright Sep 18 #9
Major Nikon Sep 19 #11

Response to orleans (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 04:45 AM

1. "ensure they are given the same rights and protections as individuals" - I'm guessing that...

you can't "own" individuals in Switzerland.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:37 AM

8. HA! Good point. nt

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:16 AM

2. In the US we have gun rights laws. Here you can't own just one gun

because they get lonely....so see we're just as compassionate.

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Response to AJT (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:49 AM

3. Compassionate Conservatism?

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Response to AJT (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 06:45 AM

5. ...

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 05:54 AM

4. Switzerland is my kind of country.

Love Guinea pigs.

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:28 AM

6. Toto we're not in Kansas anymore...

Switzerland is an amazingly small and beautiful country. Not surprised they would have all kinds of rules
and regulations about animal rights. They also have very strict laws about other things too. We can appreciate
this news while our country under the craziest President ever is rapidly losing control over vanishing species
not to mention environmental protections that affect the habitat for wildlife in our country.
What's also cool about der Schweiz is that the Palais des Nations (original headquarters of the
League of Nations of the 1930s) is located in the city of Geneva...where the 2nd largest UN office
building sits too.

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Response to dem4revolt (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 01:32 AM

10. my Guinea Pig thread is honored to be

the place you posted first



welcome to du

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:36 AM

7. Fantastic!



The entire action is about compassion and reverence for life. Thank you!

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:59 AM

9. We would have to apply for an exception...

My daughterís guinea pig, Skye? Most cantankerous, anti-social pig Iíve ever seen. Loves people, tolerated her late mate - attacks everything else. Except our Boston Terrier. She tolerates him, too.

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 11:56 PM

11. In Peru if you own more than one you are a rancher

Everywhere you go roadside vendors and restaurants serve them roasted.

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