“Animal welfare should be a priority for the next five years” – Commissioner Andriukaitis

The fifth meeting of the Animal Welfare Platform took place in Brussels on the 18th June.

During the meeting, the results of the Commission’s Control Plan on online sales of dogs and cats were presented. Among the findings of the examined adverts for pets on sale in 17 Member States and Switzerland:  60% of inspected adverts don’t give vaccine records;  80% don’t provide the microchip number of the animal.

Leon Arnts Sr. Policy Officer Animal Welfare international Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (Netherlands) shared the latest updates from the voluntary Initiative subgroup on the “Health and welfare of pets (dogs) in trade”.