Special Focus: Identification and Registration #IRFOCUS


green_arrow INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL FOCUS

Why I&R is necessary

Since its early days, the CARO project has actively sought to promote responsible dog and cat ownership. It has pioneered this issue in the EU by identifying its key elements, which include personal commitment on the part of individual pet owners and legislative action at the Member State and European level, together with public information and education campaigns and systematic birth control.On the legislative front, mandatory Identification and Registration (I&R) of companion animals has been singled out as a fundamental tool to promote companion animal welfare.

EU-wide I&R would have numerous positive effects: helping to reunite lost or stolen pets with their families; combating illegal breeding activities, which cause immense animal suffering and countless deaths; preventing abandonment of pets and overpopulation of strays; and detecting possible sources of epidemics and other health risks.

Some politicians, at all levels, have tried to argue that such a Europe-wide system is not feasible. However, it is a realistic goal, as has been demonstrated by the CARO EU Canine Experts group and in many conferences, workshops and seminars. Indeed, in some Member States best practices are already in place – even at the EU level. With the aim of pointing out concrete ways forward, the CARO websites will use their Special Focus section over the next few months to share I&R-related information we have collated. Forming the basis of a sustainable solution strategy, it will present the views and experience of individual experts and organisations that have been actively working on the I&R front. These documents will represent the wide range of issues that should be addressed in an effective I&R strategy, and we trust that you will find them both interesting and useful.

We hope that the sharing of this information will also help to generate the political will within the EU institutions to establish an EU-wide harmonised I&R system, which would help millions of animals and the families they live with. In the longer term, it might even result in there being no more abandoned animals in shelters and in the streets.

I&R requirementsTOGETHER

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green_arrow WHY IDENTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION OF ALL DOGS AND CATS IS NECESSARY?

Why I&R is necessaryhere in German

 


green_arrow THE 10 CARODOG/CAT COMMANDMENTS OF COMPANION ANIMAL RESPONSIBLE OWNERSHIP FOR GOVERNMENTS

special focus all pages FINAL2here in German

 

green_arrow KEY REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECURE AND COMPATIBLE SYSTEM OF IDENTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION OF DOGS AND CATS IN EUROPE

I&R requirementsTOGETHER

here in German

green_arrow MONTHLY CONTRIBUTION

July

Interview with Dr Herbert Müller, CEO of ANIMALDATA, Austria

special focus all pages FINAL4here in German

 

Interview with Mrs Denise Delley, ANIS, Switzerland

NB: Of course, Switzerland isn't an EU Country. However, Switzerland is in the middle of Europe and has a long experience of good practices regarding companion animals

interview CH

here in German

 

Interview with Philip McCreight, TASSO, Germany

interview DEhere in German


August

Contribution of Aurelie Van Heyghen (ALLFLEX) and Nancy De Briyne (FVE)

interview FVE ALLFLEX

 

Interview with Monique Megens, President, Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA)

Interview FECAVA - COMPLETE

Interview with Dr Sven Hüther, CEO of Planet ID and ISO Expert for Germany

Interview PLANET ID COMPLETE

Please also read the Synthesis of the ICAR Guidelines for Animal Identification August 2015

September

Interview with MEP Emil Radev, Member of the Intergroup on the welfare and conservation of animals
interview MEP Radev

Interview with PD Dr.sc. Dennis C. Turner, Institute for Applied Ethology and Animal Psychology, Switzerlandinterview Dennis Turner 

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October

Interview with Michel Schoffeniels, President EuroPetNet 

interview EuroPetNet

Interview with Dr PAOLO DALLA VILLA, Head of Human-Animal relationship and Animal Welfare Laboratory at the Istituto Zooprofiliattico e Sperimentale del’Abruzzo e Molise G. Caporale (IZSAM), Teramo

interview IZSAM

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November

Interview with Finbarr Heslin, Managing Director of FIDO, Ireland

interview FIDO2

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December

Interview with Dr Rafael Laguens, President of FVE

interview FVE

CAROcat and ABCD join forces for responsible cat ownership by Karin Möstl, Chairwoman ABCD and Marian C. Horzinek, Past Chairman and Webmaster ABCD

ABCD

Complete Dog Identification and Registration could aid vaccination programmes to protect communities against the threat of rabies, GARC

GARC

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January

Interview with Stefan Eck, member of the European Parliament

StefanEck

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