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Promote the introduction of compatible systems of identification and registration of dogs and cats at the EU level in order to ensure more efficient traceability of those animals

The illegal dog trade is a booming industry all over Europe, worth over more than 1 billion euros. A nascent illegal trade in cats is also on the rise. Online pet trading jeopardises the animals’ health and welfare. It also threatens public health while undermining consumer rights and the internal market through unfair competition and tax evasion. To stop the cruel illegal trade in pets the European Commission needs to ensure that there are minimum mandatory requirements for the identification and registration of cats and dogs in each Member State, and that information can be accessed on any given animal anywhere across the Union.