On 26 November 2013, FOUR PAWS International in support of the European Policy Office of FOUR PAWS hold a lunch debate in the European Parliament on Puppy Trade in Europe. The occasion was the launch of FOUR PAWS' research on the impact of illegal businesses on the market, on consumers, on the one-health concept and on animal welfare.
Keynote speakers were the Members of the European Parliament, Marit Paulsen and Elisabeth Jeggle (Rapporteur and shadow-rapporteur of the draft Animal Health Law). More than 40 participants joined the debate.
These are the speakers' presentations:
- EU Legislation on dog trade and enforcement at EU level and Member States' level, Sophie Duthoit, FOUR PAWS European Policy Office
- Concrete market and health effects of illegal breed and trade: The FOUR PAWS report, Irina Fronescu for Gabriel Paun, FOUR PAWS International
- Solution part I: Compulsory Identification – Technical and management conditions for an EU wide I&R system for dogs, Sven Hüther, Planet ID
- Solution part II: A European wide system of Identification and Registration – also for companion animals, Jacques Grimanelli, EuroPetNet
- Solution part III: Public awareness of the consumer, Martina Stephany, FOUR PAWS Germany