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01.03.2016
EU Parliament votes for Identification and Registration of Pets
The measures of identification and registration are to guarantee that animals can be identified and their owners found quickly. This serves to make business more difficult for illegal animal traders.

Identification and Registration of Pets  

The European Parliament voted for a joint resolution proposal for the EU-wide identification and registration of pets on 25 February in Brussels.

Among other demands, the proposal requests that the commission stop illegal animal trade. The proposal sees mandatory identification and registration of pets and harmonisation of the registration systems of the EU member states as the measures that need to be taken. These measures of identification and registration serve to guarantee that animals can be identified and their owners found quickly. This serves to impede the business of illegal animal traders.

The joint resolution proposal for identification and registration of pets, which was initiated by the German Member of the European Parliament Dr. Renate Sommer, receives strong support from the Eurogroup for Animals, the European umbrella organization for leading animal welfare organizations, of which the German Animal Welfare Organization is also a member. With their campaign "protect our pets" the Eurogroup for Animals called on citizens to contact their MEPs and ask them to vote in favour of this resolution proposal. The website www.protectourpets.eu also provides information on the topics of identification, registration and animal trade.    

Source: ZZA