EU: MEP’s Present a Written Declaration Concerning “the Management of the Dog Population in the European Union.

SAV Comment

Excellent !! – exactly what we have been asking for.

A clear message for potential future member states of the EU to observe, as well as some of those who are current members – ie. Romania.

This will be passed in the end; so why not start taking welfare friendly action now ? – lets see no kill sterilisation, vaccination, identification and microchipping.

Congratulations to MEPs Adina Valean, Daciana Sarbu, Elisabeth Jeggle and Janusz Wojciechowski; you have our full support with your proposals.

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Strasbourg , 8 June 2011

Adina Valean, ALDE MEP, has initiated, this week, together with Daciana Sarbu and two other MEPs, a written declaration concerning “the management of the dog population in the European Union,” asking Member States to adopt relevant strategies on this, that include “measures such as sterilisation of owned and stray animals, dog control laws and the promotion of responsible pet ownership.”

If the declaration gathers half + 1 from the number of MEPs, it will become the official position of the European Parliament in this dossier.

In the preamble of the written declaration, it is stated that “according to the Treaty, animals are sentient beings and the EU and Member States must pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals.” It is also mentioned that “in some Member States, stray animals pose a threat to public health and safety” and that some of the Member States “are taking extreme measures against stray animals.

MEPs call on the Commission to ensure that the principle mentioned in Article 13 of the Treaty is respected by the Member States and calls on the Member States to adopt comprehensive dog population management strategies that include measures such as sterilisation of owned and stray animals, dog control laws and the promotion of responsible pet ownership.

In the same time, MEPs Adina Valean, Daciana Sarbu, Elisabeth Jeggle and Janusz Wojciechowski ask the European Commission to encourage the Member States to introduce the mandatory identification and registration of every dog, by means of EU-wide compatible systems, in order to avoid the spread of diseases.

http://www.valean.eu/adina-valean-si-daciana-sarbu-initiaza-o-declaratie-pe-pentru-gestionarea-situatiei-cainilor/

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/activities/plenary/writtenDecl/wdFastOngoing.do?language=EN

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML+WDECL+P7-DCL-2011-0026+0+DOC+PDF+V0//EN&language=EN

SOME PHOTOGRAPHS FROM OUR EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE WHICH JUSTIFIES WHY THIS LEGISLATION NEEDS TO BE PASSED – NOW !!

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