Workshop on the critical factors of the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices

In the course of the first EU conference on the welfare of dogs and cats in Europe, FOUR PAWS together with the Lithuanian Council Presidency, FVE and Eurogroup for animals hold a back up workshop on 29 October 2013 in the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union in Brussels.

The aim was to elaborate common problems of Member States in the welfare of dogs and cats and the critical factors for those involved in commercial practices. Key issues were discussed, experiences and best practices shared. 


The workshop consisted of presentations on the follwoing topics, 

  • Breeding
  • Trade 
  • Identification and registration 

followed by three working groups dealing with the same issues individually.


To download the presentations of the workshop, please follow this link.


Please download the conclusions here.