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FECAVA joined other veterinary and animal protection organisations in signing a letter asking e-Bay to end anonymous trading in pets on all its classified as sites. The letter, drafted by Four Paws, recalls that, “classified ads have become the major channel through which the illegal pet trade operates.” The letter invites e-Bay Inc. to follow the lead of online selling platforms such as Gumtree UK to introduce seller identification via a mandatory paywall for pet ads to discourage unscrupulous operators.
Vets who think gender discrimination is a thing of the past should think again. Recent research on gender inequality and discrimination in the veterinary profession has found compelling evidence that discrimination against women exists, and is most commonly perpetuated by those who believe that women do not face discrimination.
A joint letter highlighting the concerns of unregulated online trade of pets was signed by the three major European veterinary organisations (Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, Union of European Veterinary Practitioners, and FECAVA) last month.
The aim is to have a thriving, mentally and physically healthy veterinary community. Let’s make that a reality.
It’s worrying. The 2018 findings of the Eurobarometer on the level of knowledge on antibiotics of the average European citizen are worrying. To assess their general knowledge, four questions were asked: Do antibiotics kill viruses? Are antibiotics effective against colds? Does unnecessary use of antibiotics make them become more ineffective? Does taking antibiotics often result in side effects such as diarrhoea?
On December 6th 2018, FECAVA attended a workshop held by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) entitled “Regulatory science to 2025”. The purpose of the meeting was to gather opinions from key stakeholders on the EMA’s proposed veterinary regulatory pathway to 2025, which will be made law by the new veterinary regulations that are currently being drafted.
Regarding extreme breeding “we needed a paradigm shift,” concluded our colleague Heidermarie Ratsch, president of the Berlin Veterinary Chamber (Tierärztekammer Berlin) at the launch of an awareness-raising campaign with the motto “Umdenken – tierzuliebe”, which roughly translates as “think differently - for the animal’s sake”.
In November, Fecava attended two events related to the online-trade of animals. “The Illegal Online Puppy Trade: towards a safer EU for animals and people online” was the theme of the 22 November meeting organised by the Austrian Presidency, Eurogroup for Animals and Four Paws International.Read more
On the 21 & 28 November FVE attended two events related to online-trade of animals. The first one focused on the illegal online puppy trade.