Thursday 25 February 2016, MEPs will vote on a Joint motion for a resolution on the introduction of compatible systems for the registration of pet animals across Member States by almost all political groups. The vote follows the debate held with the Commission during the former Plenary Session in Strasbourg at the beginning of the month.
The main goal of the Joint motion is to ask the EU Commission to implement compatible, harmonised systems for Identification and Registration (I&R) of pets, as the best solution to ensure animal health and animal welfare and also to combat increasing problem of illegal puppy trade.
Moreover, Joint motion urges the EU Commission to publish outcomes of the study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices immediately in order to raise the public awareness on illegal animal trade in Europe.
Amendments on the joint motion for a resolution (PPE, S&D, ECR, ALDE, GUE/NGL, Verts/ALE) on the introduction of compatible systems for the registration of pet animals across Member States: