cat-book.gif (137497 bytes)cat-book-l.jpg (4482 bytes)

Animals In Print
The On-Line Newsletter

From 20 December 2007 Issue

EU ministers agree to ban cat and dog hair imports

The sale and import of products containing cat or dog fur is to be banned across the European Union as of December 31, 2008, officials said today.

EU agriculture ministers formally adopted a proposal to this effect put forward a year ago by the EU's executive during a regular council meeting in Brussels.

The Commission's proposal calls for a total ban on the import, export and sale of cat and dog fur in all of the EU's 27 member states.

At present, only 15 EU countries have some sort of legislation in place with regard to cat and dog fur. These are: France, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Denmark, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Latvia, Austria, Cyprus, Spain, Poland and Slovenia.

And rules differ from state to state. Some ban such pets from being reared for production purposes while others impose strict import bans.

The regulation adopted by ministers harmonises and strengthens these rules across the bloc.

The presence in EU markets of products containing cat or dog fur is difficult to quantify as the latter is usually used as a fraudulent substitute for more expensive fur, EU officials note.

It is nevertheless believed to be limited.

Most products containing cat or dog fur are believed to be made in China. These include some children's toys, a 2005 study commissioned by the Dutch government found.

BRUSSELS

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=27&ContentID=48424


Staff: VeganRadfem@aol.com

Go on to New York Medical College Ends Its Live Dog Lab
Return to 20 December 2007 Issue
Return to
Newsletter Directory

| Home Page | Newsletter Directory |

Please send comments and submittals to the Editor: Linda Beane Ljbeane1@aol.com

Animals in Print - A Newsletter concerned with: advances, alerts, animal, animals, attitude, attitudes, beef, cat, cats, chicken, chickens, compassion, consciousness, cows, cruelty, dairy, dog, dogs, ecology, egg, eggs, education, empathy, empathize, empathise, environment, ethics, experiment, experiments, factory, farm, farms, fish, fishing, flesh, food, foods, fur, gentleness, health, human, humans, non-human, hunting, indifference, intelligent, intelligence, kindness, lamb, lambs, liberation, medical, milk, natural, nature, newsletters, pain, pig, pigs, plant, plants, poetry, pork, poultry, research, rights, science, scientific, society, societies, species, stories, study, studies, suffering, test, testing, trapping, vegetable, vegetables, vegan, veganism, vegetarian, vegetarianism, water, welfare


This site is hosted and maintained by:
The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation
Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org.
Since date.gif (991 bytes)