EU Activities

EU Activities

The EU Dog & Cat Alliance is following EU activities which are relevant to the health and welfare of dogs and cats.

EU study on dogs and cats

In 2014, the European Commission funded a study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices which will report in 2015.

The purpose of the study is to collect and analyse information on breeding, keeping and trade of dogs and cats in EU Member States, as well as import and export to third countries. The study aims to determine the extent to which the EU should take initiatives to protect the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices.

More information on the study can be found here http://sancodogandcat.izs.it/limesurvey/w/p/index.html#

You can find out more about our position on dog and cat breeding and trade here.

Animal Health Law

In May 2013, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a single EU animal health law. This is intended to streamline the current large number of legal acts relating to animal health into a single law, including the current EU legislation on pet movement.

In April 2014, the European Parliament voted on amendments to the Commission proposal. The Parliament and Council of the EU now need to agree on any amendments to the proposal.

To find out more about our position on the Animal Health Law, contact us.

Review of the Veterinary Medicines Directive

In September 2014 the European Commission adopted a pair of proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed. The proposal on veterinary medicinal products aims in particular to make more medicines available in the EU to treat and prevent diseases in animals.The proposal on the modernisation of medicated feed legislation now includes feed for pets in its scope.

The European Parliament and Council of the EU must now consider these proposals and adopt their positions.

The proposal for a Regulation on veterinary medicinal products can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/health/veterinary-use/rev_frame_index_en.htm

The proposal for a Regulation on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of medicated feed can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/animalnutrition/labelling/medicated_feed_en.htm

You can find out more about our position here.