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Pet identification: call for harmonised rules across the EU

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EUROPEAN animal welfare organisation Eurogroup for Animals is calling for the rules on pet identification and registration to be harmonised across the EU. It believes that such a move would help tackle the illegal pet trade in Europe, by linking animals to an owner, and make the cross-border movement of animals more transparent and safe.

The organisation's ‘Protect our Pets’ campaign encourages members of the public to call for pets across Europe to be properly identified and registered. People can visit a dedicated website,, …

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