The letter to the three rapporteurs of the Animal Health Law (Paulsen, Jeggle, Liotard)
Please see the attached letter, addressed to the Commission. The letter proposes, from a legal perspective, a solution to the situation of Romanian stray dogs.
We would be interested in hearing your view as to whether dog population control could be explicitly recommended in the upcoming EU Animal Health Law as an essential measure to fight zoonoses such as Rabies. Could the dog population control aspect be incorporated into the EU Animal Health Law? This way, it would be directly under EU competences going forward, and would enable the Commission to intervene in the cruelties ongoing in Romania. Naturally, the dog population control methods to be utilized would need to meet international best practice.
The importance of (a humane) dog population control in fighting zoonoses (such as Rabies) is discussed in more detail in our attached letter dated 23 January. We would be interested in hearing your views about this idea.
ON BEHALF OF 211 SIGNATORY ORGANIZATIONS IN VARIOUS EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
The European Communications Team
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