Specific requirements for dogs and cats to be added under the protection of animals during transport legislation

Specific requirements for dogs and cats to be added under the protection of animals during transport legislation

Whilst the EU Dog & Cat Alliance welcomes the requirements under the new Delegated Regulation regarding animal health requirements for movements within the Union of terrestrial animals (under the Animal Health Law), we remain extremely concerned that the welfare of dogs and cats is not adequately protected by the current EU legislation on the welfare of animals during transport (Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005). 

We are calling for a separate review by the Commission of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations, to specifically include requirements to protect the welfare of dogs and cats.