Finnish Rabbit and Rodent Breeders’ Federation held its annual meeting in December and, among other things, elected the new Board for the Federation. Mr. Arto Salo will be president of the Federation in 2020, Mrs. Piia Niemelä will be vice president, Mrs. Elina Ruha will be secretary and Mrs. Laura Mehtonen is member of the board with webmaster responsibilities.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has listed our Federation among the organisations who are asked to make statements on animal related legislation. This is, on the other hand, an honor but it is also a seriously taken possibility to influence on decision making. All the bills on circulation of a proposal for comment can be found on the ministry web pages (mainly in Finnish).
European Association of Poultry, Pigeon, Cage Bird, Rabbit and Cavy Breeder will have its annual convention in Prague in May. Finnish Rabbit Breeders will be represented in the meeting by the Finnish Rabbit and Rodent Breeders’ Federation, which has been a member to the European Association since 2016.
On the agenda of this three-day-assembly will be, among other things, discussion about rabbit-related matters and the next Europe-show which will take place in Tulln, Austria, in 2021. You can find more information on the meeting on the web by following the link.
Finnish Rabbit and Rodent Breeders’ Federation was accepted in the general meeting of the European Association of Poultry, Pigeon, Cage Bird, Rabbit and Cavy Breeders as a full member to represent Finnish rabbits in Europe. Association EE is publishing the European Standard for Rabbits and is The Forum for European level co-operation. In Vienna, our Federation was represented by the President.