HealthforAnimals Statement on COVID-19

HealthforAnimals Statement on COVID-19

19/03/2020

(BRUSSELS, 19 March, 2020) – HealthforAnimals and its Members, representing approximately 90% of the global market for veterinary medicines, recognize the unprecedented challenge COVID-19 poses to the health of our world and the flow of goods across borders.

Ensuring a stable supply of safe, nutritious food and protecting the pets sharing our homes during this crisis is vital. Veterinary medicines and required tools for livestock production, such as animal identification products, are necessary to achieving this goal.

HealthforAnimals and its Members urge governments to confirm that these products are ‘essential goods’ that can continue to cross borders even when restrictions or closures are implemented.....

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