News for Animal & Public 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.

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.

26 Jun 2012

Yves Lecocq participated for FACE at the second meeting of 2012 of the European Commission’s Animal Health Advisory Committee (AHAC) on 15 June in Brussels.

29 May 2012

Throughout Europe, hunters have had to - and should – be formally trained in game health and hygiene. In the EU, there is specific legislation requiring hunters to be “trained persons” before they may deal with “wild game and wild game meat”: Regulation (EC)853/2004 “Hygiene rules for food of animal origin”.

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