Eurogroup for Animals and Deputy Director General of DG SANTE discuss recent developments in illegal pet trade
The Deputy Director General, Claire Bury, and Eurogroup for Animals’ CEO, Reineke Hameleers, and their respective teams discussed the outcomes of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare, Illegal Pet Trade: Game Over report’s recommendations and identified possible actions that could help to improve pet trade landscape. Top priorities defined were: the translation and dissemination of EU PAW guidelines on companion animals and impact of the Delegated Acts under the Animals Health Law, as well as a broader understanding of responsible acquisition of cats and dogs.
We will continue to assist with our expertise to the European Commission and hope for a continuous dialogue.
Iwona Mertin, Companion Animals Programme Leader
Tel: +32 2 207 77 13