What members across Europe are doing already
In Europe 80 million of households own at least one pet and there are approximately 7 million equines. Nonetheless, they are still victim of abandonment, negligence and abuse, as experienced by Eurogroup for Animals’ member organisations, working everyday to stop cruelties on animals across Europe and beyond.
Companion animals’ protection remains a competence of the Member States and their welfare is not considered as a priority for the European Union. However, at the national level protection for companion animal welfare vary greatly, with some countries where this is completely disregarded by governments and competent authorities.
With the “EU Care For Our Companions” campaign, we want to show European institutions and decision-makers that citizens care for their cats, dogs, horses and donkeys, and that it is now time for the EU to take its responsibility.
By proving that Europeans want better protection for them, Eurogroup for Animals and its member organisations will have the opportunity to place companion animal welfare high on the European political agenda. Take action and help us ask the EU Commission to establish EU guidelines for a better protection of our companion animals.
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