Animal Welfare Act, 1996 (Finland)
Section 13 - Capturing wild animals to be cared for
(1) Capturing wild mammals and birds to be cared for is prohibited unless the animal is captured to be kept in a zoo or farmed for the production of meat or eggs or breeding animals for this or for game management purposes, or for temporary medical care or other acceptable temporary cause or for scientific research work. (2) An animal taken into care for temporary medical care or other acceptable temporary cause must be released when allowed by the condition of the animal if it is to be expected that it will adjust to living in the wild without difficulty. If the animal cannot be released and its care cannot be arranged for, it must be killed.
(1) When a sick or injured animal is handed over to another person, the recipient of the animal must be notified of its sickness or injury. (2) A domestic animal or other animal cared by humans which is sick, injured or otherwise in a helpless state must be helped or the owner or attendant of the animal or the municipal veterinarian, municipal official responsible for the supervision of health protection or the policy must be notified of the state of the animal. (3) If reaching the persons referred to in subsection 2 is unreasonably difficult and if the state of the animal is such that keeping it alive would represent obvious cruelty to it, the animal may be killed. The notification referred to in subsection 2 must be made of this without delay.(4) Every effort must be made to help a wild animal which is sick, injured or otherwise in a helpless state. If, however, the state of the animal is such that keeping it alive would represent obvious cruelty to it, the animal must be killed or it must be seen to that it is killed.
Eläinsuojelulaki 4.4.1996/247, Animal Welfare Act 247/1996
|Zone||North East Europe|
|Regions (NUTS 2)||North Karelia|
|Focus on NWFP|