Lëtzebuerger Déiereschutzliga (LNPA): Interview of MEP Tilly Metz and Luss Bildgen
15 July 2021
Eurogroup for Animals visited Lëtzebuerger Déiereschutzliga (the National League for the Protection of Animals) in Luxembourg on 9 July for a shelter visit and to discuss both interior and cross-border challenges facing cats and dogs in Luxembourg. This visit was also the occasion to conduct an interview featuring Luss Bildgen, President of Lëtzebuerger Déiereschutzliga, and Tilly Metz, Member of the European Parliament.
The charity’s President, Luss Bildgen, Vice-President & General Treasurer, Gaby Wolter and MEP, Tilly Metz talked about the areas of concern in cat and dog welfare at European level.
This discussion was followed by an exclusive interview of MEP Tilly Metz and President Luss Bildgen on the current animal related challenges in Luxembourg, in particular the specific case of difficult dogs and cross-border issues related to those dogs.
We currently have around 20 confiscated dogs and a waiting-list of 40 dogs. We do our best to rehome them: we have our own trainers to re-educate them, we even pay the licence for people who want to adopt the dogs, but it takes time [...] The problem is that there’s no cross-border control: you buy a dog on a market in Belgium, then you bring the dog back to Luxembourg and it ends up on our waiting list.”Luss Bildgen, President of Lëtzebuerger Déiereschutzliga
The interview then continued on the big dossiers currently under discussion at EU level (fur farming, animal transport and ECI) as well as on the upcoming projects for Lëtzebuerger Déiereschutzliga.
The day ended on an inspirational note from MEP Tilly Metz on what citizens can do to advance animal welfare.
Raise your voice for those who don’t have a voice and commit yourself. Step by step we can make the difference and be part of the change.”Tilly Metz, Member of the European Parliament