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Greek Welfare Controls under Scrutiny

02 June 2010

GREECE - A new report from the EU's Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) highlights deficiences in the country's animal welfare controls.

According to Europgroup for Animals, Greek central authorities have been criticised by the FVO for failing take sufficient action to ensure the welfare of animals in its import/transit control system and border inspection posts. For example, the authorities were unaware of legislative requirements for the entry of birds and pet animals.

Most remarkably, inspectors' findings cast serious doubt over the ability of the Greek authorities to 'ensure satisfactory and uniform implementation of animal welfare requirements'.

FVO concludes that the lack of guidance from the central level is at the heart of the faulty control system and instructs Greece to further develop manuals and instructions for checks on live animals and accompanied pets.

Further Reading

- You can view the full FVO report by clicking here.

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