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MEPs vote to ‘Protect Our Pets’ as the European Parliament adopts a Resolution to end the illegal trafficking of dogs and cats

The European Parliament has today adopted a Resolution formally calling on the European Commission to take action to stop the growing illegal trade in pets across the EU. The Resolution, which was coordinated by Renate Sommer MEP, has been underpinned by Eurogroup for Animals’ Protect Our Pets campaign, which has seen over 500,000 e-mails sent to MEPs […]

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‘The Puppy Factory’ in Italy

Today sees the book launch of ‘The Puppy Factory’, an investigative exposé, which lifts the lid on the illegal puppy trade within Europe, and its impact within Italy specifically. Written by Ilaria Innocenti, Head LAV’s Dogs and Cats work, and the renowned Italian journalist Macri Puricelli, the book looks at the organised criminal aspect of […]

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Eurogroup for Animals welcomes ECJ clarity on cross-border pet movements

Eurogroup for Animals has today welcomed the preliminary ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union for providing ‘final clarity’ on the rehoming of pet animals across internal EU borders. The request for a preliminary ruling came from proceedings pending before the Bundesverwaltungsgericht (Federal Administrative Court, Germany) between Pfotenhilfe-Ungarn, a German animal protection […]

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STUDY ON DOGS AND CATS CALLS FOR MORE SYSTEMATIC REQUIREMENTS ON IDENTIFICATION & REGISTRATION

The European Commission has today outlined the long-awaited conclusions from their study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices* at the second EU level conference on dog & cat welfare, hosted by the Representation of Baden-Württemberg to the EU, and co-sponsored by Eurogroup for Animals. The study’s conclusions suggest actions for Member States, aimed at better […]