After the delivery of over 112.000 signatures to ask real measures for the protection of stray animals in Europe, OIPA returned in Bruxelles on 24 April to assist at the meeting of the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee
Massimo Pradella, OIPA International Chairman, explained what happens every day to stray dogs in Europe, in particular in Spain and Romania, the total absence of animal protection laws and the economic interests around strays.
Six petitions, signed by thousands of European citizens, have been presented to ask a specific directive on the protection and the management of the strays’ population of all Europe. Andrea Zanoni, Member of the European Parliament, underlined also that 400 members of the European Parliament signed the Written Declaration on Dog Population ManagementThe European Commission representative assured that they will contemplate the possibility to add a regulation concerning strays on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012 - 2015. Erminia Mazzoni, president of the Petitions Committee, confirmed that a resolution for the stray population problems will be early proposed to the European Parliament
The EU should promptly intervene on those European countries that everyday kill thousands of strays, because in the next two years many other animals will be abused and killed – said Massimo Pradella – anyway we are glad that the European Commission replied positively to our requires”.
OIPA International Campaigns Director
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