The welfare of dogs and cats in the EU - "Building a Europe that cares for companion animals"
rise in the lucrative trade of cats and dogs has brought problems of
its own: genetic selection, puppy farming, mutilation and inhumane
disposal have far reaching consequences but to date there is no
harmonised EU legislation to address the welfare concerns.
first European conference seeks to provide stakeholders - government
authorities, NGOs and those with a professional or personal interest -
with an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the practical
considerations that relate to companion animal welfare and to tackle the
the many distinguished speakers, Prince Laurent of Belgium will be in
attendance to present an opening address. The Prince has for many years
maintained a keen interest in animal welfare and was instrumental in
establishing a foundation that provides free veterinary care to pets
belonging to people in difficult social situations.
is free of charge and interpretation into English, French, German,
Italian, Lithuanian and Spanish will be provided.