Years of campaigning against the fur industry have created prejudices and myths among Europeans. The European fur sector will therefore now more than ever pro-actively focus on being a transparent and open industry, ready with facts and reliable information.
Caring for animal's health is important not only from the welfare perspective of the animal but also for humans. Prevention programmes such as vaccination will protect pets from a number of diseases, which in turn can protect people too, writes Declan O'Brien.
National pet NGOs gathered in Brussels recently to join the newly created organisation, Pets In Europe (PIE), officially beginning their campaign to lobby EU institutions to improve pet welfare across Europe.
The Dutch, Belgian and German farm ministries have sealed off farms after discovering cancer-causing dioxin in animal feed. The issue will be discussed by the Commission to ensure the feed is not exported to further countries.