"WSAVA supports calls to regulate the online trade of dogs and cats to improve companion animal welfare. The mandatory identification and registration of animals and linking them with online selling platforms is critical for international traceability, as well as regulatory and legal compliance. WSAVA backs the initiative by FOUR PAWS to ensure full traceability by collaborating with our global veterinary community to educate and support veterinary practitioners and the public on this issue."
World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)
Michel Schoffeniels, President of Europetnet, Belgium
Reineke Hameleers, Director of Eurogroup for Animals, Belgium
“As the primary player for identification and registration of animals in Norway, DyreID recognises the importance of traceability when it comes to the online sales of pets. We therefore support the Europetnet and FOUR PAWS PetSAFE solution and are interested in moving forward with implementation within Norway."
Gudbrand Vatn, CEO DyreID, Norway
"Vets against puppy farming wish to support FOUR PAWS with the “Model Solution”. As Veterinary surgeons, we feel that the lack of microchipping and registration of puppies sold online is still a significant problem. We believe that a two-step verification process will help to ensure a tighter regulation of the online puppy trade in Ireland. Ensuring that the data provided on a classified advert site is 100% accurate and legitimate is essential for our clients. In time, we think that this initiative will improve traceability of puppies sold online and in turn protect the consumer."
Vets Against Puppy Farming (Ireland)
Paul Savage, CEO dogs.ie, September 2020.
Finbarr Heslin, Director of Fido (Irish-government licensed I&R database) and Director of Chipworks (UK-government approved I&R database), UK
Animal Protection Services works to disrupt and dismantle organised criminal groups that profit from abusing animals and as such, we are proud to collaborate with FOUR PAWS to end the illegal puppy trade. We support the use of new technologies to regulate the online trade and believe that the FOUR PAWS Model Solution is key to full traceability.
Animal Protection Services, United Kingdom
Daniel D'Amico, Chief executive at deine-tierwelt.de, Germany
Liselotte Laffree, edogs.de, Germany
Jelena Moncilli, Anti-Fraud Specialist at anibis.ch, Switzerland
Dr Rikke Lee, CEO Dyreværnet, Denmark
Karsten Plücker, Chairman of Bund gegen Missbrauch der Tiere (bmt), Germany
Dr Herbert Mueller, Internationale Tierkennzeichendatenbank animaldata.com, Austria
Stefan Weber, Tierschutzbeauftragter der Länder, SPD Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Dr Andreas Franzky, Chairman of Tierärztlichen Vereinigung für Tierschutz e.V. (TVT), Germany
Udo Kopernik, Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen, Germany
Susanne Mittag, SPD member of the Bundestag, Germany
Gunda Lauckenmann, verbraucherschutz.de, Germany
Andreas Hartenfels, spokesman for animal welfare, parliamentary group BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Joschka Knuth, animal welfare policy spokesman for the parliamentary group BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Christoph Skutella, animal welfare policy spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group Bavaria, Germany
Anca Tomescu, President of Animal Society, Romania
Anette Kramme, SPD member of the Bundestag and parliamentary state secretary to the Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Germany
Bianca Körner, Lawyer at Stiftung für das Tier im Recht (TIR), Switzerland
Diana Plange, elected spokeswoman for the Animal Welfare Officer of the Federal States and State Animal Protection Officer of Berlin, Germany