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Marine Le Pen, here in September 2020 in Villefranche-Saint-Phal, is in favor of a tax deduction for the sterilization of cats.
POLITICS – “You need a dog house for cats”, dropped Marine Le Pen in the National Assembly, in full scrutiny of the Finance Act. On Friday, October 14, the representative of the National Rally (RN) supported an amendment tabled by fifteen elected Les Républicains to encourage the sterilization of small cats.
Marine Le Pen and cats are a well-known love story. Without a doubt, Les Républicains deputies knew they could count on his support – even that of his entire group – by tabling an amendment to introduce a 50% tax deduction on sterilization costs, up to €80 for men and €120 for women. “The amount is quite ridiculous. A cat is sterilized once in its life. 50% of 80 euros is 40 euros over 10 or even sometimes 15 years. It’s basic”pleaded Marine Le Pen on the podium. “We will vote for this amendment”she concludes.
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– Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel)
“It is a real issue with financial weight for the municipalities, who no longer know what to do to solve the problem. They are also animals living on the streets, in the cold with diseases.”she added.
Arguments in full agreement with those of LR deputies, who also mention the risks to public health “considering the diseases that stray cats can run” and one “it is imperative to protect the environment due to the damage caused by cats’ predation on biodiversity. “It is therefore the responsibility of the French state to establish a social support measure, as part of the contribution to the general interest represented by the act of the citizen to let your cat spay”, write the custodians of the amendment, including deputies Fabrice Brun, Pierre-Henri Dumont and Michèle Tabarot.
Despite this plea, the amendment was defeated by 97 votes to 53, under the watchful eye of Gabriel Attal. Loyal to their leader, 43 elected members of the RN group voted in favour. On the Republican bench, they were finally… only four.
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