As of June 12, 2017, Diana Plange becomes Berlin's official Animal Welfare commissioner of Berlin. She follows the former animal welfare officer Prof. Horst Spielmann, who held a volunteer function.
Mrs. Plange will be part of a small unit of the Senator for Justice, Consumer Protection and Antidiscrimination, with an own office and assistant. The government of the city state of Berlin is red-red-green. Half of German Länders, have now an Animal Welfare officer.
Mrs Plange has reached, as former expert veterinary for animal welfare, some important court decisions, such as breeding companion animals with defects (Qualzucht) and lobster transport and keeping. She was in many of our events in Berlin and in Germany. She worked a great deal in the last years against dealers of puppies (Berlin is also near the border to eastern EU countries).
The Press Release is available here
Information on other animal welfare German officers is available here