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Europe-wide campaign to Protect Our Pets

06 October 2015
Europe-wide campaign to Protect Our Pets - please help us by sending e-letters of support

Cats Protection is backing a European campaign which will improve feline welfare across the EU by unifying pet microchip databases, making it easier to determine where an animal has come from.

Eurogroup for Animals (of which CP is a member) has launched its Protect Our Pets initiative to tackle the illegal pet trade and online sales. Eurogroup for Animals is recognised by the European parliament as the leading body representing animal welfare issues in Europe.

The Protect Our Pets campaign urges members of the public to send an e-letter calling for a harmonisation of pet microchipping databases across the EU to make cross-border movement of cats and other animals more transparent and safer by making it easier to trace owners' details.

To fill in an online form and send a letter to your Member of the European Parliament visit the dedicated website www.protectourpets.eu

The letter asks your MEP to support the forthcoming Motion for a Resolution by Renate Sommer MEP asking the European Commission to mandate the introduction of harmonised national systems for the identification and registration of pets in each Member State, based on the system which has been adopted for equines. It also urges the MEP to write to Commissioner Andriukaitis, the Commissioner in charge of Animal Welfare, calling for the harmonisation of identification and registration (microchip) requirements for pets across the EU.

To watch an information video about the Protect Our Pets visit www.protectourpets.eu/protectourpets-take-action/