The welfare of dogs and cats in the EU – “Building a Europe that cares for companion animals”: Presentations and concluding report online.

This first European conference on the welfare of dogs and cats was called in response to the Council’s and Parliament’s concerns over Member States’ initiatives and difficulties. It was organised jointly by the European Commission and the Lithuanian Presidency and supported by Eurogroup for Animals, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and VIER PFOTEN International. Almost 500 delegates a ttended representing a wide spectrum of EU stakeholders dealing with companion animals and attracted delegates from outside the EU including the USA and Switzerland.

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