26.11.2013 Brussels, "Puppy Trade in Europe: A lack of traceability, threat to the European Market and One Health"

This event is organized by VIER PFOTEN International

Date: 26 November 2013, 11.30h – 13.00h,

Location:  European Parliament, room ASP A3F383
             Agenda       /        Invitation

In order to register, please send an email to (kristin.karnbach@vier-pfoten.eu) latest until 20 November 2013 and state your full name, date of birth, passport number and address.
Keynote speakers are Members of the European Parliament, Marit Paulsen and Elisabeth Jeggle.


Please find the invitation and programme of the events attached to this email.

With the rise of companion animals in European households, commercial practices regarding dogs and cats have emerged too. This new industry also brings along severe problems that have to be addressed. Genetic selection in breeding, puppy farming, mutilations and inhumane disposal are just some of the issues that have far reaching consequences for animal health and welfare, public health, consumers protection and, last but not least, the European market. VIER PFOTEN‘s campaign against Illegal Puppy Trade is addressing these issues. 

The European Commission’s proposal on the Animal Health Law could be a chance to integrate a mandatory European wide Identification and Registration system for dogs. This is the only sustainable way to manage the lack of traceability as well as the public and animal health issues.

We would be honored to welcome you at the event.