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Cats Protection welcomes study published by the European Commission

24 March 2016
Cats Protection welcomes study published by the European Commission Cats Protection has welcomed the news that the European Commission has published the conclusions from its Study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices. (http://www.eurogroupforanimals.org/study-dogs-cats-calls-systematic-requirements-identification-registration-2/)

Cats Protection’s Chief Executive, Peter Hepburn, said: “Our charity has long been campaigning for improved identification and registration for cats in the EU. Whether a cat moves country legally or illegally, or even by accident after climbing into a vehicle, it is essential that the country of origin and the owner of the cat can be traced. If microchipping databases in each member state are harmonised, we could reunite many more cats with their owners so we believe the European Commission’s recommendations are an important step forward for cat welfare.”

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For further information or an interview, please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911, at media.office@cats.org.uk, or @CPMediaTeam on Twitter.
 
Notes to Editors:
 
  1. Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and helps over 205,000 cats each year through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 centres.
  2. Cats Protection’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
  3. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.
  4. More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found at www.cats.org.uk