UEFA statement on stray dogs in the light of UEFA EURO 2012

Canon is concerned about the allegations about the measures taken by the local authorities in Ukraine relating to stray dogs before EURO 2012. We have raised this matter in discussions with UEFA.

UEFA's statement regarding this issue, available on their website, shows how seriously they take the situation and the actions they have taken. UEFA’s efforts, and those of numerous animal protection organisations, were rewarded on 17 November 2011, when the Environment Minister of Ukraine Mykola Zlochevsky officially announced the immediate interdiction of the killing of stray dogs.

While Canon is a sponsor of UEFA EURO 2012, all matters regarding the operation of this tournament are managed solely by UEFA and therefore any queries regarding this issue should be directed to UEFA.