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An updated overview of the legislation on exotic pets in the Member States is now available on Eurogroup for Animals' website.
How is the exotic pet trade (un) regulated across the EU? Our report has been updated
22 July 2020
Help World Animal Protection end the wildlife trade and protect the animals, the planet and our own health by supporting the campaign.
Petition: "Keep them wild - keep us safe!"
15 June 2020
An exotic pet cat sparked an armed police response when it was spotted in a back garden.
Big cat spotted in London
29 May 2020
EU citizens from six countries overwhelmingly support better regulation of the exotic pet trade within the EU, according to an opinion poll by Savanta ComRes for Eurogroup for Animals and AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection.
Exotic animals should not be kept as pets, agree 87% of Europeans asked
26 May 2020
LAV initiated a petition aimed at the Italian Minister of the Environment, Land and Sea Protection Sergio Costa to prohibit the reproduction and trade of all exotic animals.
Petition: Stop the trade of exotic animals!
25 May 2020
Cabinet on Wednesday approved regulations governing the possession and sale of pets that among other introduces a Positive List that will specify what animals can be sold or kept as companion animals.
Positive lists: Cypriot cabinet approves regulations on sale and possession of pets
18 May 2020
To end the suffering of millions of wild animals used as entertainment, food, medicine, and pets and to prevent future pandemics, World Animal Protection shifts its focus on fighting against the entire global wildlife trade.
We need to end the entire wildlife trade
4 May 2020
Netflix’s controversial ‘Tiger King’ has sparked discussions around the globe, not least of all because of its revelation that more tigers could be living in captivity in the United States than there are in the wild.
Report unveils out-of-control captive tiger trade
23 April 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has prompted decision makers to clamp down on the legal and illegal trade of exotic animals in the EU.
MEPs support call for an EU Positive List of species allowed as pets
8 April 2020
Yes, COVID-19 came from animals.
COVID-19 was transmitted from wildlife to humans as a consequence of the sheer number of species sold in “wet” markets.
COVID-19 is teaching us a harsh lesson: We need to change our relationship with animals
5 April 2020
A new TRAFFIC report provides an overview of all CITES-related seizures reported by Member States of the European Union (EU) for the twelve-month period January to December 2018 inclusive.
An overview of seizures of CITES-listed wildlife in the European Union
31 March 2020
Online technology companies in the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online reported removing or blocking over 3 million listings for endangered and threatened species and associated products from their online platforms to date.
Tech companies take down three million online listings for trafficked wildlife
16 March 2020