Eurogroup launches Advisory Board on Companion Animals
Posted on 10/07/2012
As part of developing an ambitious work programme for companion animals, Eurogroup’s Advisory Board on Companion Animals held its first meeting last week in Brussels.
Our new companion animal programme will be a first for Eurogroup, and we are committed to ensuring it is underpinned by scientific and relevant expertise. The Advisory Board has been set up to guide us, and includes experts from a number of EU Member States, representing a range of areas of expertise, including experts in veterinary science, genetics, animal welfare, behaviour and epidemiology, as well as representatives from the Federal Belgian Government, Eastern Europe and Europetnet.
The first meeting was a success, with many interesting and productive discussions. As a result, the Board has made a series of recommendations on the priority welfare issues for dogs and cats in the EU, which the Board believes Eurogroup should focus on and which will now be used to inform Eurogroup’s strategy for companion animals.