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In the Netherlands, veterinarians who suspect they may have encountered a case of animal abuse in their practice can now turn to the Dutch Centre for Expertise on Animal Abuse (LED), which has just celebrated its first six months of existence. The initiative is currently in a pilot phase with 25 veterinarians, but will be available for all veterinarians from 2019 onwards.
The illegal trade in companion animals should be addressed in Europe, stress the EU parliament’s ENVI Committee. It has issued a motion for a Resolution, in which they call upon the European Commission to draw up a cross-sectorial EU Action Plan to address the illegal trade in companion animals in Europe.
UK Parliament has adopted legislation that makes it illegal to sell puppies (or kittens) younger than eight weeks, as part of a package of reforms to the animal licensing system in England. Additionally, anyone breeding three or more litters per year will need a formal licence. Also, all commercial pet sellers – including those online – will need a licence.
Brussels, May 2018 - The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) is proud to announce that Tiina Toomet from Estonia is the recipient of the 2018 Didier Noël Carlotti award. She will receive the award at the opening ceremony of the 24th FECAVA EuroCongress in Tallinn in June.
On 12 April, Spanish minister of agriculture Isabel Garcia Tejerina presented the ‘Action plan for responsible pet ownership’. The main objective of the plan, which is supported by the veterinary profession, is to raise awareness about the responsibility of pet owners to care for their companion animals. In addition, a campaign has been be launched, including posters and key rings stating #eres responsable (‘you are responsible’), the slogan of the campaign.
Providing a quality conference for veterinary nurses in Romania – that was the goal of the recent meeting between Robert Popa, president of the Romanian Small Animal Veterinary Association (RoSAVA/AMVAC) and Julie Dugmore, Lily Lipman and Krista Arnold (also our UK FECAVA Director) representing ACOVENE.