In Russia, local authorities are planning to introduce a tax on dogs
Deputies of Yakutia region in Russia intend to discuss the introduction of a tax or a levy from dog owners to offset the costs of fighting stray animals. This was announced on a weekly meeting by the mayor of Yakutsk, Sardan Avksentiev.
She noted that trapping, quarantine, sterilization, vaccination and chipping of one dog cost 14.5 thousand rubles or around $211, which is more than the allowance for children. “People don’t understand why they spend more money on dogs than on children’s food,” she said.
According to Avksentieva, federal law forces the state and municipalities to be responsible, including financially, for working with stray dogs. However, there is no liability for owners who let animals walk on their own.
The administration of Yakutsk calculated that the regulation of the number of stray animals requires 190 million rubles a year, while in the city and republican budgets for this purpose only 7.4 million is provided.
Earlier, the deputy of the Saratov Regional Duma, Vladimir Esipov, proposed selling stray dogs from Russian cities “in good hands” to China and Korea. He explained that in the regional budgets there are no funds to create conditions in dog shelters, and on the street animals regularly attack people.
However, State Duma deputy Vladimir Burmatov praised the idea of the Yakut authorities to impose a tax or levy on dog owners. This is reported by the newspaper "Izvestia".
According to the deputy, the tax should be taken from the officials who proposed it. He also said that in Russia there will never be such a duty, because otherwise people will start throwing their pets outside.
“Grandmother will estimate that for all her 15 cats they will start to take a tax, and will throw these cats even before it is introduced,” he explained.
Russia is offering $ 1,500 to volunteers who get injected with a COVID vaccine
Russia will begin testing a covid vaccine on paid volunteers next week, writes The Moscow Times.
Vadim Tarasov, the director of the institute that will conduct the study, explained that 50 volunteers were selected, and those who will participate in the study until the end will be paid 100,000 rubles ($ 1,450). Those who participate only partially will be rewarded with 20,000 rubles ($ 288). The vaccine was developed by a state-owned research institute.
The study, which will begin on June 7, is open to "healthy women and men, aged 18-60," according to documents distributed earlier this week on social media by students at a medical university in Moscow. Tarasov confirmed the authenticity of the test guide and the online registration form.
In the first phase of the study, participants will be isolated at a medical unit in Zvenigorod, a city 50 km from Moscow, on June 9-22. The vaccine will be administered to participants only in the second phase, which will take place between June 23 and July 20, and the volunteers will be transferred to a research center in Moscow.
Russia ranks third in the world in the number of coronavirus cases, with more than 440,000 patients. On Thursday, 8,831 new cases and 169 deaths were confirmed.
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20 interesting comparison photos showing how things change when you compare them
People love to compare. Compare yourself to others, or how a person or someone else looked before and how they look now, as well as draw parallels between what was and what has become. Of course, such photos are interesting to look at, and now you will be convinced of it!
“The first day of chemotherapy versus the last day. I am very happy about it! It was a long journey with many hospitalizations, but I made it through. Positron emission tomography showed that the tumors were shrinking. I couldn't be more grateful! "
From 2.5 months to almost 2 years
“I used to be afraid to wear short hair because of the weight that was reflected on my face. Today I said goodbye to my old self and went to a new life! By the way, I lost 27 kg "
A chicken raised in a cage battery on the first day of walking compared to it after 3 months
Canadian passport in daylight vs Canadian passport under ultraviolet light
“Yesterday my hubby and I renewed our driver's license and I feel like we look 20 years younger than before!”
"This is what 6 years of practice looks like - my art in 2015 and in 2021"
Anime vs reality
A man poses with a pile of boards, Ontario, Canada, 1872
Reverse progress also happens. "I lost 9 kg and I will continue until I get my body back."
"After 3 years, my teeth finally became even"
“On the left, my grandmother holds my father in her arms, and on the right, I hold my son. Genetics is such a cool thing! My parents always told me that I look like my father's mom, but I never got to know her during her lifetime. "
Finally, this beauty was able to fit into a tiny yellow polka dot bikini!
Back to the beach!
"3 months of sobriety, diet and light exercise paid off"
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"All the weight gain went straight to those biceps."
Chimpanzee fingertip versus human fingertip
“My makeup at 16 and 24 years old. Yes, I'm making great progress! "
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