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FOUR PAWS welcomes Joe Moran as new Director of European Policy Office 

Global animal welfare organisation announces new EPO director


Brussels, 1 December 2022 – Joe Moran succeeds Pierre Sultana as new Director of the European Policy Office of FOUR PAWS.  

Joe Moran

As a public affairs professional, Joe brings sixteen years of advocacy and campaigns experience to FOUR PAWS, having previously served as Political Affairs Manager at Eurogroup for Animals. He has also worked as lobbyist for the British RSPCA in Brussels and as political assistant to elected representatives at the European Parliament and UK House of Commons. 

Gerald Dick, Chief Programme Officer at FOUR PAWS says: “We are glad to welcome Joe Moran as the new director of the FOUR PAWS European Policy Office in Brussels. His nomination comes at a pivotal moment, as the European Commission gears up to unveil several major legislative proposals on animal welfare, including live animal transport and slaughter, and sustainable food systems. Joe’s excellent expertise in the fields of campaigning and lobby work with different EU institutions will further advance FOUR PAWS’ work of improving animal welfare frameworks and regulations.” 

Joe notes he is “looking forward to this new chapter at FOUR PAWS, and to continuing to fight for the interests of animals within EU policy. It’s even more exciting in view of the new proposals that are expected next year. I look forward to playing my part, with the talented team here at FOUR PAWS, to ensure we can do all we can to make sure that these are the most ambitious proposals possible, and that Europe continues to lead the world in animal welfare.” 


Notes to Editors: 

FOUR PAWS has been a member of Eurogroup for Animals for more than 20 years, a pan-European advocacy association representing animal protection organisations in 26 of the 27 EU Member States and several other countries. FOUR PAWS is currently a board member of Eurogroup for Animals. 

Media contact: Morgane Speeckaert, EU Communications Coordinator at European Policy Office FOUR PAWS:

FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Founded in 1988 in Vienna by Heli Dungler and friends, the organisation advocates for a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding. The sustainable campaigns and projects of FOUR PAWS focus on companion animals including stray dogs and cats, farm animals and wild animals – such as bears, big cats and orangutans – kept in inappropriate conditions as well as in disaster and conflict zones. With offices in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, the UK, the USA and Vietnam as well as sanctuaries for rescued animals in eleven countries, FOUR PAWS provides rapid help and long-term solutions. 

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