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Fediaf underlines its committment to responsible pet ownership
Top level delegation from European Petfood Federation takes part in sixth â€œEuropean Pet Nightâ€ in Brussels
Brussels, 1st March 2012. Yesterday, the â€œEuropean Pet Nightâ€ was held in Brussels for the seventh time. Under the auspices of European Parliament members Dr. Horst Schnellhardt and Iratxe GarcÃa PÃ©rez, more than 160 representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament and associations having a connection with pets came together to talk about pets and to listen in particular to the role played by medical detection dogs.
As a cosponsor Fediaf (FÃ©dÃ©ration EuropÃ©enne de l\'Industrie des Aliments pour Animaux Familiers) participated in the Pet Night, with a broad delegation from eight EU member states.
â€œWe are pleased that this event gave us another opportunity to communicate our commitment to responsible pet ownership.â€, says Thomas Meyer, Secretary General of Fediaf. â€œEverybody should know about the important role pets play in society, the benefits of pet ownership and that owning a pet animal is a responsibility.â€
Last year, Fediaf developed school educational material about cats and dogs which is by already in use in classes in a number of Member States. A short video-trailer was viewed by guests of the Pet Night.
This event is held annually in Brussels. Its goal is to demonstrate how pets positively impact our daily lives.