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Healthy breeding

Brachycephalic issues:
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Raising awareness about health and welfare issues associated with excessive breed-related traits such as brachycephaly is important to FECAVA. The Federation has adopted a Europe-wide position paper on this topic.

Below you can see some actions organised or co-organised by our member associations*:

*If your country is not listed below but should be, please get in touch!

Latest news

    • 01/12/2021
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    #EndTheTrend campaign by Blue Cross

    #EndTheTrend campaign by Blue Cross

    Recently, a growing number of major British consumer brands have begun to use flat-faced animals in their marketing and advertising. They indirectly contribute to the over-popularization of these animals and, as a result, the extreme demand for flat-faced breeds. Blue Cross* launched the #EndTheTrend campaign in October 2021, urging UK brands to stop using flat-faced

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    • 26/10/2021
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    Vets from all over Europe unite to send a powerful message

    Vets from all over Europe unite to send a powerful message

    FECAVA  has teamed up with Dr Emma Milne to create a heart-wrenching video from vets and nurses across Europe and the UK to ask people not to buy flat-faced animals. The popularity of dogs like French and English bulldogs and pugs has exploded in the last decade and now a new trend for ‘exotic’ colours

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    • 29/07/2021
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    An Update on The First Lawsuit Against Unethical Breeding in Norway

    An Update on The First Lawsuit Against Unethical Breeding in Norway

    In 2021, the Norwegian Society for Protection of Animals (NSPCA) launched a formal lawsuit against the Norwegian Kennel Club (NKK), two breed clubs and six individual breeders over violation of the breeding section in the Animal Welfare Act. The NSPA believes that English Bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in Norway have such major health

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    • 30/05/2021
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    Flemish part of Belgium bans breeding and trading of cats with folded ears

    Flemish part of Belgium bans breeding and trading of cats with folded ears

    Starting October 1, 2021, the breeding and trading of cat breeds with folded ears, such as Scottish fold and Highland fold cats has been prohibited in Flemish part of Belgium. The most noticeable feature of these cats is its ears, which are the consequence of a genetic mutation that causes abnormality in the cartilage called

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