News for Animal Welfare & Health

21 Dec 2017

While the year is ending, we are celebrating a start. On December 18-19, 2017 in Pravets, Bulgaria, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), in collaboration with the Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU (FACE), and supported by the European Commission, the Bulgarian State, and locally by Mr.

6 Jul 2017

FACE is deeply concerned following the recent detection of African swine fever (ASF) in two wild boars in the Czech Republic. The infected animals were found in Zlin, 300 km south-east of the capital Prague. It is the first reported case of this problematic disease in Czech Republic.

1 Aug 2016

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which is a highly contagious and deadly animal brain disorder, was recently detected in a wild reindeer and in two wild moose in Norway.

27 May 2014

On 22 May the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body published its final decision on the EU ban on trade in seal products.

17 Apr 2014

The vote of the Parliament proved an amendment aimed at prohibiting the use of live decoy birds for hunting purposes to be unjustified and unsubstantiated owing to anti-hunting sentiments rather than to the interest of animal health.


24 Sep 2013

Hunters, gamekeepers and other wildlife managers, as people who spend a lot of time outdoors, belong to a category of people particularly at risk from so-called tick-borne diseases (TBD), such as Lyme disease (Borreliosis) and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). 

15 Nov 2012

In the margin of the General Assembly of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) in Brussels, FACE Senior Policy Advisor Yves Lecocq – a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine – made a presentation on hunting and wildlife management in Europe and how these interact with veterinary expertise.

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