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FVE, FECAVA, Four Paws call EU for responsible online pet trade

FVE, FECAVA and FOUR PAWS International are calling for classified ad sites to introduce seller registration on their sites to protect both the public and the animals being sold.

Rafael Laguens, President of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE): "Citizens expect the EU to play an important role in helping Member States to protect the licit economy against financial and tax fraud, unfair competition and organised crime behind Illegal trade of companion animals. Especially as this trade is more than just a financial deal. It deals with living beings, caring owners and relates to cross-border spread of infectious and zoonotic diseases, consumer protection and animal cruelty. This is why regulation of online animal trade is imperative and action should be taken urgently".

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FVE, FECAVA, Four Paws call EU for responsible online pet trade