PUSH Work opens two new ones authorities against animal crueltybeginning of 2024, a Bologna it’s on Lucca. The inaugurations are scheduled for January 8 in the Emilian capital and January 17 in the Tuscan city in the presence of representatives of the association and the municipality: this is fourth and fifth branch of this kind opened by Lav all over Italy, the initiative started in 2023.
The first abuse counters in Lav actually opened in January 2023 Trent it’s on Veronaand in June on Bari. These are real public branches that give the option go to the aid of any animal in trouble or is a victim of abuse and violence in collaboration with institutions. Operators collect reports of behavior that could constitute attacks against animals and manage them in cooperation with police forces.
Counters will receive reports both via phone number (3428678742 Bologna, 3460873979 Lucca) to which managers respond, both through Website specially developed by Lav, a tool that allows you to report and upload reports online. Preventive, informational and educational activities are added to the operational part – the counters are managed through a network of volunteers, zookeepers and in cooperation with local institutions, law enforcement authorities, lawyers, veterinarians and reception facilities. animals and reasonable coexistence with animals in local communities.
It is good to remember that the crimes foreseen by the Italian law against animals – killing e mistreatment, are governed by § 544 bis and ter of the Criminal Code – they are prosecuted in all directions. This means that those who help you are obliged to report them to the police, who in turn are obliged to act and proceed to verify the report, intervene if the reported facts are confirmed and hand over the documents to the public prosecutor’s office. .
However, those who do witness episodes of ill-treatment are still far too often they are reluctant to contact the police, out of concern that the report may not be given due consideration or that it may have consequences for people who are guilty of these crimes. Therefore, the opening of offices that act in parallel act as mediators with the police to act in a synergistic way and verify reports (which may come even anonymously) and then pass the information on to the authorities.