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European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Nov 13, 1987
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001041)
Title (French)

Convention européenne pour la protection des animaux de compagnie

Title (Other)

Europäisches Übereinkommen zum Schutz von Heimtieren

Place of adoption
Strasbourg
Depository
COE Council of Europe
Language
English, French
Entry into force
May 1, 1992
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Ranching/captive breeding Education Animal welfare Animal health Transport/storage
Geographical area
Europe
Abstract

Objectives: To protect pet animals kept by a person or legal entity in any household or in any establishment for trading, for commercial breeding and boarding and in animal sanctuaries.

Summary of provisions: Parties undertake to ensure that pet animals are not caused pain, suffering, distress or abandoned (art. 7). They agree to encourage the development of information and education programmes so as to promote awareness and knowledge amongst organisations and individuals concerned with the keeping, breeding, training, trading and boarding of pet animals of the provisions and the principles in the Convention (art. 14).

Institutional mechanism: Within five years from the entry into force of the Convention and every five years thereafter, and in any case, whenever a majority of the Parties so request, Parties are to hold multilateral consultations within the Council of Europe examine the application of the Convention and the advisability of revising it or extending any of its provisions (art. 15).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)

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