Inspection? Yes, thank you!

May 24, 2023by Layla Zarfati

Some time ago, it happened that at 9 a.m., while I was intent on vacuuming the house, still in my pajamas, someone rang the video intercom.
I respond, but the dogs' barking in chorus doesn't let me understand anything, I just see a male figure repeating something but I just can't hear it.
I make an effort to read lips, nothing.
I give the dogs a shout.
On the third attempt I SEE the guy shouting SIGNORA, CARABINIERI!!!
My goodness!
I mumble if I can slip into something on the fly to make myself presentable before I open to him (I actually said I was in deshabille',-but when did I ever use that term??-the adrenaline rush must have suddenly awakened my French studied forty years earlier-) and he very kindly agrees.
I have to admit that even though I have been dealing with uniforms in my family for over 30 years, being stopped in my car at a checkpoint or as in this case, finding a carabiniere, actually three, outside the house, makes me nervous to say the least.
I arrive transfixed at the gate wearing the first thing that came to hand, - underneath of course still in my pajamas - I seat them and, with a hopefully believable smile, I exclaim if I should worry.
Normal control over breeding, ma'am, assure the three.
Suddenly I realize that what I created out of passion, but at first a bit to put myself out there, is taking a really serious turn, so much so that I have to answer for it even before the authorities.
Suddenly I realize that I have grown up and now it is serious, I have put my face on it, and I have to take full responsibility for it.
The three carabinieri are part of the NAS (Nuclei Anti-Sophistication), a task force that monitors compliance with food, environmental and animal protection laws.
They can conduct inspections of farms, kennels (or catteries) to verify that animal welfare laws are being followed and that animals are being treated properly.
These inspections may also include verification of the registration of the animals, the quality of care and feeding provided, as well as verification of documentation regarding the dogs' provenance, in this case, and their traceability, in addition to the hygienic and sanitary conditions of the facilities housing them.
In case of irregularities, the NAS can sanction breeders or even seize animals that are kept in inappropriate conditions.
The (very noble) goal is to ensure their welfare and prevent the adulteration and trade of illegal animals.
This is also important to protect public health and safety, as well as to obviously protect the rights of the animals themselves.
The audit here, which lasted more than two hours, therefore covered the running of the kennel, the dogs' microchips, their health records, how many males, how many females, how many active in breeding and how many not.
Stored medications, feed storage locations, Enci-registered litters, and planned shelters.
Maybe an acre will be too much, comment, used as they are to all sticking together--and for the night the shelter is heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer.
Air-conditioned ? Stresses the marshal.
And yes, unlike our room, which without air conditioning we have been sleepless in the summer for two years....
They leave, with their cordial tone that nonetheless marked them throughout the inspection, not least because, I suppose, of reasons to get angry I don't think they really found any....
I congratulate them for these checks, who knows how much crap they will find, how many abused, starving, sick animals.
Only after a few days do I find out, through a press release, about this operation done nationwide, with dozens of facilities seized and hundreds of animals rescued.
Commendable initiative.
I regret a little because I would have liked to have been definitely more presentable, and with the dogs all brushed and well groomed, but we're in the country, I thought, a little deshabille' might fit - or maybe not?

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"Breeding conscientiously and seriously is a mission and often disregards the economic expectations that we imagine might come from this profession. My driving force is the continuous research, through careful selection work, in giving more and more value to this breed that I believe is already perfect, both in morphological and character aspects."

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