The illegal trade in companion animals in the EU

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Publication Date 2019-2020
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Non-binding Resolution from the European Parliament relating to the illegal trade in companion animals.

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The Resolution - adopted by the plenary session of the European Parliament with 607 votes in favour - calls for an EU Action Plan to end illegal trade in companion animals. Action is demanded to tackle illegal trafficking in pets that causes animal to suffer, spreads diseases, and generates high revenues for organised international crime. The rapporteurs highlight abusive use of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 on pet movement.

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Reuters, 21/01/2020: Pet passports: EU to crack down on criminals abusing the system

European Parliament: Press Release, 12/02/2020: Stop illegal trade in cats and dogs, says European Parliament

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