Most Active Members of EU Dog & Cat Alliance in 2017 Honoured with Awards

Posted: 9/10/2017

The EU Dog & Cat Alliance, which encompasses almost 80 organisations from 24 Member States, last week recognised those organisations which make the largest contribution to making the mission of the Alliance - safeguarding the welfare of dogs and cats across the European Union - a reality. The awards were introduced at the annual International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) where the Alliance marked its third anniversary at their Annual General Meeting. The winners were honoured through two awards: Alliance Member of the Year 2017 and an Award of Merit 2017.

The Alliance Member of the Year award recognises the most active member who has regularly contributed to Alliance initiatives through regularly attending meetings and adding to new research, briefings and campaigns whilst remaining prolific on social media. The award was presented to Lithuania Animal Rights Protection Organisation, led by Brigita Kymantaite ...

Estonian Presidency Must Seize Chance to Tackle Illegal Trade in Companion Animals

Posted 22/3/2017

The EU Dog & Cat Alliance welcomes the letter from 8 Estonian MPs and 1 MEP to the Estonian Government, calling upon it to propose an EU Action Plan to tackle the illegal trade in companion animals, as well as introduce compulsory identification and registration of pets in Europe, as a topic when they take on the Presidency of the Council of the EU in July.

Estonia has the opportunity to be a leader in Europe by placing this highly lucrative illegal trade on the agenda of the EU and calling for a coordinated European approach to address it. Unscrupulous offenders are exploiting the EU Pet Travel scheme, discrepancies in pet legislation, welfare standards and prices among Member States with very scant repercussions, including through online sales, and to the detriment of hundreds of thousands of animals each year.

The welfare of cats and dogs is a very prominent topic for many of the EU’s citizens; 18% of households own a dog and 26 ...

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