• 30/08/2020
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    Regular walks for German dogs demanded by law

    Regular walks for German dogs demanded by law

    German agricultural ministry is preparing a new law for dog owners which will demand sufficient measure of the activity of dogs and contact with the environmental stimuli with animals and other people. The dogs may not be tethered on a chain or a lead for long periods or left at home all day but need

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    • 30/08/2020
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    Sad reality: loyalty to brachycephalic breeds

    Sad reality: loyalty to brachycephalic breeds

    A recent study from the UK led by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and Nottingham Trent University has revealed that 93 % of owners of brachycephalic dogs – including the Pug, French Bulldog, and English Bulldog – would choose the same breed once again, despite experiencing common and

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    • 01/08/2020
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    The report from the meeting The Illegal Pet Trade: Game Over

    The report from the meeting The Illegal Pet Trade: Game Over

    It is estimated that 8 million puppies are required annually with a value of €1 billion to satisfy the European market. Many puppies and kittens come from illegal trade with heavy compromise on animal welfare on each stage of the trade from breeding and rearing, transport, sale, post-trade. Read more in the report of the

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    • 01/08/2020
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    FEDIAF European Facts & Figures 2019

    FEDIAF European Facts & Figures 2019

    The European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF) released its annual overview of Europe’s pet population and pet market. The statistics confirm the strength of pet ownership in Europe, with 85 million households owning a pet (38% of all households). In 2019, 8.5 billion tonnes of pet food were sold in Europe with the Pet Food Industry’s

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