When the world gets closer.

We help you see farther.

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter.

Enjoy unlimited access to quality journalism.

Limited time offer

Get your 30-day free trial!
LA STAMPA

'All Dogs Allowed!' Italian Proposal Would Forbid Housing Restrictions On Pets

The eternal battle that pits animal lovers v. landlords could take a decidedly pet-friendly turn in Italy, where the Parliament is set to debate a bill that would outlaw any building regulations banning home pets.

A pooch peers out from a Rome apartment (Metro Centric)
A pooch peers out from a Rome apartment (Metro Centric)

Worldcrunch NEWSBITES

ROME – "No pets' not allowed! That is the spirit of a new bill put forth by a member of the Italian Parliament that would erase all building regulations that forbid tenants from keeping pets at home.

The bill was drafted by Gabriella Giammanco, an ally of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and has now made its way to Parliament's Justice Committee. "The new law will not allow for keeping all animals at home, but just the ‘family's animals," owned to provide company, not for feeding purposes," Giammanco says.

Italian families own some 45 million pets, including seven million dogs, eight million cats, 16 million fish and 12 million small-bird species and snakes. Currently, building regulations can clearly state that pets are not allowed. The bill aims to erase this option for landlords.

And what would happen if the owner of a pet has health problems? If approved, Giammanco's bill will allow everyone to bring their animal friends with them to hospitals and nursing homes.

Read the original article in full by Antonella Mariotti in La Stampa

photo - Metro Centric

You've reached your limit of free articles.

To read the full story, start your free trial today.

Get unlimited access. Cancel anytime.

Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.

Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries.

War In Ukraine, Day 279: New Kherson Horrors More Than Two Weeks After Russian Withdrawal

Shelling in Kherson

Anna Akage, Bertrand Hauger and Emma Albright

While retreating from Kherson, Russian troops forcibly removed more than 2,500 Ukrainians from prison colonies and pre-trial detention centers in the southern region. Those removed included prisoners as well as a large number of civilians who had been held in prisons during the occupation, according to the Ukrainian human rights organization Alliance of Ukrainian Unity.

Stay up-to-date with the latest on the Russia-Ukraine war, with our exclusive international coverage.

Sign up to our free daily newsletter.

The NGO said it has evidence that these Ukrainians were first transferred to Crimea and then distributed to different prisons in Russia. During the transfer of the prisoners, Russian soldiers also reportedly stole valuables and food and mined the building of colony #61.

Keep reading...Show less

You've reached your limit of free articles.

To read the full story, start your free trial today.

Get unlimited access. Cancel anytime.

Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.

Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries.

The latest