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88% of house cats in Belgium are sterilised. This is shown by an Ipsos survey carried out for GAIA. “Encouraging figures”, says GAIA director Ann De Greef. “But we mustn’t forget that despite the legal obligation, in Flanders about 160,775 cats still haven’t been sterilised/castrated, in Brussels 302.441 and in Wallonia 1,321,116.
GAIA’S LARGE-FORMAT POSTERS ALONGSIDE FLEMISH ROADS ADVOCATE FOR A BAN ON CAGE SYSTEMS FOR LAYING HENSGAIA action
Since yesterday, the 18th of May, large-format posters were put up alongside Flemish roads. The slogan “En wanneer mogen zij uit hun kot?” (And when will the lockdown end for them?) aims to remind Ben Weyts (N-VA), the Flemish Minister of Animal Welfare, of his promise to impose a ban on cages for laying hens.
GAIA calls upon the WHO to intervene and urge countries worldwide to take drastic measures against wet markets, and trade in bushmeat and wild caught animals.GAIA informs
GAIA’s position is clear: it is, besides an analysis of the effects of COVID-19 on human health and the economy, needed to identify the deeper underlying cause of COVID-19 and tackle it. GAIA finds that the World Health Organisation (WHO), as soon as the tidal wave of contamination dies down, must intervene and urge involved countries worldwide to take drastic measures against wet markets, trade in bushmeat and wild caught animals and live cattle transports to third countries (these live transports may spread animal diseases too).