Change of the Czech Civil code - animals are no longer objects

Just a brief info about the useful change in the Czech Civil code that was passed  these days. Animals have been, according to the Czech law, defined as a „thing“ from the year 1964. This was changed and due to the press of Czech animal rights organizations also added with  „creature with senses“ expression.  In fact, from the year 2014 this change brings also some practical impacts, such as that the owner cannot pledge animal nor for example animal cannot be the object of distraint anymore. Let´s hope the future brings more changes like that :)and thanks to all animal rights organizations for their efforts!


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