Pets and zoo animals
Pets are faithful companions to many people. However, they are not toys. Everybody who gets a pet needs to ask themselves whether they are really able to keep animals in a manner that is appropriate to the respective species.
There are clear rules for keeping pets; these rules ensure the welfare of the animal. Anyone who keeps, cares for or trades in animals is responsible for the welfare of those animals.
Animal keepers need high-quality products that are required to meet animal welfare standards in order to keep pets in a manner that is appropriate to their needs. It is the responsibility of this trade sector to ensure that expert advice is provided to potential customers.