Bianca Debaets, the Brussels secretary of state responsible for animal welfare has declared that the Brussels region is considering banning the use of fairground ponies from January 2019. Until it will come into force, transitional measures are still to be discussed with fairground operators.
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On Tuesday 27 September the EU Dog & Cat Alliance and The Parliament Magazine will be holding an evening reception on Protecting Dog and Cat Welfare in Breeding and Trade.
Speakers will include:
Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP , President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
Vytenis Andriukaitis , European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety
Petras Auštrevičius MEP , Vice-President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
Martin Chudý , Second Secretary, Animal Health, Food Hygiene, Animal Welfare, Codex Alimentarius, Food Security, Permanent Representation of Slovakia to the EU
Adrian Burder , EU Dog & Cat Alliance
The event will focus on important developments related to companion animal welfare in the EU, including the findings of the European Commission's study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices, European Parliament's resolution on the introduction of compatible systems for the registration of pet animals and the Alliance's call for an Action Plan to tackle the illegal trade in dogs and cats in the EU and safeguard consumer protection, public health and the internal market.
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