On 26 November 2013, FOUR PAWS International in support of the European Policy Office of FOUR PAWS hold a lunch debate in the European Parliament on Puppy Trade in Europe. The occasion was the launch of FOUR PAWS' research on the impact of illegal businesses on the market, on consumers, on the one-health concept and on animal welfare.
Keynote speakers were the Members of the European Parliament, Marit Paulsen and Elisabeth Jeggle (Rapporteur and shadow-rapporteur of the draft Animal Health Law). More than 40 participants joined the debate.
Here are all the relevant documents:
The VIER PFOTEN Report on Puppy Trade in Europe
EU Legislation on dog trade and enforcement at EU level and Member States' level, Sophie Duthoit, FOUR PAWS European Policy Office
Concrete market and health effects of illegal breed and trade: The FOUR PAWS report, Irina Fronescu for Gabriel Paun, FOUR PAWS International
Solution part I: Compulsory Identification – Technical and management conditions for an EU wide I&R system for dogs, Sven Hüther, Planet ID
Solution part II: A European wide system of Identification and Registration – also for companion animals, Jacques Grimanelli, EuroPetNet
Solution part III: Public awareness of the consumer, Martina Stephany, FOUR PAWS Germany
© Regina Jehle
A recent survey of the swiss animal protection (PSA) has shown that half of the swiss citizen are not aware of breeding conditions of cattle. A third of them are mislead by advertisments showing cattle in the grass, and do not know that the animals are often spending their all life indoor.
More information on http://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/nouvelles_agence/international/Consommateurs_de_viande_mal_informes_sur_les_conditions_delevage.html?cid=37366272
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It will expired on 9th Dec. 2013
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