In recent years, a growing number of households in Thailand are choosing to welcome pets into their lives, recognizing the numerous benefits these animals can bring. The Democrat Party acknowledges the significance of advocating for animal husbandry to bolster family well-being and foster a sense of camaraderie brought about by having pets as companions.
One of the primary objectives of this initiative is to cultivate positive and harmonious relationships between humans and their pets. The Democrat Party believes that this will greatly assist in nurturing kindness, compassion, and respect for all life forms, particularly among the younger generation. Deputy leader of the Democrat Party, Ongart Klampaiboon, emphasized the importance of ensuring that all animals are provided with essential care, protection, and a clean environment, while also stressing the need for them to coexist happily with humans in a society free from cruelty and abandonment.
To achieve their goals, the Democrat Party has introduced a comprehensive list of six pet-friendly policies:
1. Enhance current legislation and relevant regulations to regulate the pet trade, focusing on the development of supplier standards such as farm distribution, operating general stores, maintaining quality control, and running pet farms efficiently.
2. Simplify the process of pet registration and provide free licenses to pet owners, making it easier and more accessible for all.
3. Organize and streamline pet registration rights, ensuring a clear and uniform system.
4. Encourage the production of animal feed, as well as establish quality control measures that are equitable to both manufacturers and consumers.
5. Support the establishment of animal hospitals that offer comprehensive care for animals while effectively managing medical expenses.
6. Urge local administrative organizations to set up animal shelters as facilities to care for stray animals in all provinces and promote adoption programs for those willing to open their hearts and homes to these creatures.
Ongart Klampaiboon asserts that the implementation of the Democrat Party’s pet policy will help establish a more orderly environment among pet enthusiasts and those involved in the pet industry. Furthermore, it is expected to enhance the mental well-being of families and individuals who share their lives with these animals, ultimately contributing to the happiness and prosperity of Thai society as a whole.