“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life for the sake of his appetite.”
Freshwater seals, salmons, sea otters, whales, dolphins, turtles.
Starlings, goldfinches, owls, vultures, imperial eagles, snow cocks, swans.
Roe deer, reindeer, wild boars, chipmunks, squirrels, beavers, lemmings, badgers, martens.
Lizards, European adder, rat snakes, vipers, giant hornets.
Stray dogs can be seen around some of the cities in the country.
Horseback riding can be seen in the countryside as it is popular among tourists.
In December 2018 much awaited animal rights laws were passed, forbidding killing of stray cats and dogs, organized animal fighting, petting zoos, animals bars and restaurants.
Animals commonly hunted are rabbit, deer, bear, wolf, moose and birds.
Animal fights have been recently banned (Dec 2018). will be interesting to see how the local dog fighting "tradition" will react, since they were quite common in some places in the country.
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as these practices still frequently take place in many countries.