Minister Carlo Di Antonio announced that a decree would establish a legal status for animals in Wallonia. Under the new Animal Welfare Code, the government plans to officially designate animals as "living being with sensitivity".
In addition, a new step forward will be made with the publication of the decree to better frame advertising in order to combat impulsive acquisitions. A new regulation will enter into force on 1 June 2017: from this date, advertising of the marketing of any animal species will only be possible in a specialized magazine or on a specialized website. (french)