Conference on the welfare of dogs and cats in the EU - "Building a Europe that cares for companion animals"
This first European conference seeks to provide stakeholders from all backgrounds - 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 with a view to establishing a means of identifying and tackling the key issues. The conference will also see the launch of a study into the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices. Based on the outcome of the study and this conference's proceedings, the Commission will consider what further action is necessary in order to improve animal welfare and to increase transparency and adequacy of information to consumers.
Author/Organization: European Commission
Topics: dog population management