In This Country, It Is Illegal To Own Just One Guinea Pig
Keeping your pet from interacting with members of its species is considered an act of cruelty, therefore a law makes it illegal to own just one guinea pig.
In 2008, Switzerland has introduced a law which makes it illegal to own just one guinea pig, because it might get lonely. In Switzerland, guinea pigs are as common as cats and dogs, and they are treated and loved like members of the family.
The Swiss government cares a lot about the health and happiness of its people, but also the animals who live among them. This is why the country has taken legal measures to protect the pets of Switzerland.
One of the laws states that owners can't have just one guinea pig, because it may suffer from isolation and loneliness. But what happens if one of your guinea pigs dies? Believe it or not, there many services available for renting a guinea pig, to keep the other one company.
This is not the only Swiss law regarding animal rights. Goldfish also need to be in the company of other fish in the tank, and several species of birds have to be socialized regularly. While you can own just a cat, you have to make sure that it can see other cats through the window.
This might sound a little crazy for the rest of the world, but the intentions behind these laws are understandable. People often mistreat their pets, by not taking care of their needs, especially when it comes to socializing.
We'd love to hear your thoughts on this! What do you think? Should your country have such a law?