The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), has published a press release, expressing its concern about animal welfare in slaughterhouses throughout Europe, emphasizing on the promotion of good practices, setting standards and raising awareness.
Access to their press release is available here
Article 'Public purpose and motivation in the official controls' published by Paolo Demarin in accordance with the Regulation No 882/2004 on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules.
Please find the article (available only in italian) in here.
The Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead, has committed to a review of the trade and importations of exotic animals for the pet trade in Scotland.
Following discussions with animal welfare charity OneKind, where it was revealed that currently more than 1000 species of mammals, birds, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, and hundreds of fish species, are involved in the pet trade, Mr Lochhead is keen to review current legislation and explore the effect tighter controls on exotic pet ownership could have.
More on http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Review-of-exotic-pet-trade-15ea.aspx
As a secondary effect of the political problems in Magreb, the traffic of wild animals has increased since 2011 due to the decreasment of controls of shipments.
More information on http://www.iede.co.uk/news/2013_3732/arab-spring-breeds-more-trade-exotic-pets
The new Animals Sales Code came into force on October 21 2013. The new law is providing stricter controls of breeders sellong pets on the Internet, as well as stricter enforcement powers to animal welfare organisations.
More information on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-21/new-pet-code-comes-into-force/5035568?section=act
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21 August 2013
Diane Dodds (NI)
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Last week, EU Commission has published a "Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health, plant reproductive material, plant protection products (…)"
The proposed Regulation aims to replace and repeal Regulation 882/2004 on official controls.
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