Participation of Tonio Borg in a conference on the welfare of dogs and cats in the EU
On 28 October 2013, Tonio Borg, Member of the EC in charge of Health, and Mindaugas Kuklierius, Lithuanian Vice-Minister for Agriculture, participated at a conference on the welfare of dogs and cats in the EU.
The rise in the lucrative trade of cats and dogs has brought problems of its own: genetic selection, puppy farming, mutilation and inhumane disposal have far reaching consequences but to date there is no harmonised EU legislation to address the welfare concerns.
This first European conference seeks to provide stakeholders - government authorities, NGOs and those with a professional or personal interest - with an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the practical considerations that relate to companion animal welfare and to tackle the issues. PHOTOSHOTLIST