II Feline Parliamentary Forum at the Congress of Deputies (Madrid)

The Parliamentary Association in Defense of the Rights of Animals (APDDA) is organizing the second edition of the Feline Parliamentary Forum, a conference where political representatives, veterinary professionals and feline experts will share their knowledge and vision about free-roaming cats’ welfare in Spain.


The APDDA, which brings together deputies, senators and ex-parliamentarians  committed to animal protection and animal welfare, has convened the II Feline Parliamentary Forum to reflect on the Feline Manifesto status quo three years after its launch (the Manifesto was presented during the first edition of the Feline Parliamentary Forum in 2015).

TNR cat management

Feral Cats Welfare and TNR programs on the agenda

Feral cats’ population management and feline welfare issues will be discussed with the intention to draw the map of feline welfare in Spain. Municipal TNR programs such as the ones implemented in the cities of Malaga and Santiago de Compostela will be presented by delegates from different political groups such as Luis Medina Montoya, from the City Council of Málaga, and Noa Morales, from the Santiago Compostela City Council.

Feline veterinarians sharing their expertise and commitment to Cat Welfare

Speakers are veterinarians with international responsibility such as Rafael LaguensFVE President, Albert Lloret, Spanish representative of the European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCDvets), and Valentina Aybar, President of the Spanish Group of Feline Medicine (GEMFE).

FECAVA representatves Ann Criel and Monique Megens will share a video message with all the participants.Claire Bessant from International Cat Care will present the International Declaration of Responsibilities to Cats in a video.

This event will take place on June 22 at the Congress of Deputies (starting 3:30 pm). Registrations are opened on the APDDA Website.

CAROcat, TASSO e.V and 11Pets are the sponsors of the II Feline Parliamentary Forum.

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