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    Animal welfare council established in Schaerbeek

    The council seeks to fight animal cruelty. Credit: Pixabay.

    Schaerbeek follows in Ixelles’ footsteps as it becomes the second Brussels municipality to establish an Advisory Council for Animal Welfare, reports Belgian media.

    The establishment of an Advisory Council for Animal Welfare was approved by the Schaerbeek municipal council last Wednesday, June 19.

    The aim is for the council to improve animal welfare in Schaerbeek. It will propose new projects and raise awareness amongst its citizens in order to combat cruelty towards animals.

    It will be the third advisory council for the municipality, in addition to a council for people with disabilities and a council for elderly citizens. The advisory council is due to start in September and will be the second of its kind in the Brussels-Capital Region, following Ixelles.

    “Schaerbeek has been working on animal welfare for some time … but we want to go even further, and involve the citizens as much as possible”, said Schaerbeek alderman, Deborah Lorenzino.

    This summer, the municipality will launch a call for participants. The council will consist of nineteen people, including five experts in animal welfare, two veterinarians and twelve citizens. 

    Madeleine Fletcher
    The Brussels Times