Illegal Pet Trade – Game Over

On April 21, the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture and the Eurogroup for Animals organized the online workshop on the illegal trade of pets »Illegal Pet Trade: Game Over«. Almost 100 participants from animal academia, NGOs, experts from European institutions including Ann Criel, FECAVA Honorary Secretary, and member of the FVE Animal Welfare Working Group, as well as 25 speakers gathered at the event.

The major issues participants discussed were:
illegal EU-wide pet trade, mainly via uncontrolled online platforms;
the lack of identification and registration of animals and traders as well as the need for European interconnected databases;
organized crime and tax evasion;
consumer education.

The outcomes of the workshop will provide the base for future legal work on the matter.
Read more on Eurogroup for Animals webpage:
EU-level legislation and tools are needed to create a safer market for pets
Event will explore solutions for the illegal trade in cats and dogs

More recent topics on animal welfare:
AVMA-FVE-CVMA joint statement on the roles of veterinarians in promoting animal welfare (April 2020)

WSAVA Animal Welfare advice during pandemic
Pet Owners • Organisations • Governments

Animal welfare matters: see how your country treats animals
Animal Protection Index (API) from World Animal Protection based on animal welfare policies and legislation of 50 countries.


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