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Food and Feed Safety (11-05-2005)

Presentation on New Animal Welfare in Transport Rules Published

A guide to facilitate the enforcement of the current EU rules on animal welfare in transport is provided through a PowerPoint presentation now published on the DG Health and Consumer Protection website. The 30-slide presentation includes details of the transport conditions for animals, watering and rest periods according to species, the documents and training required by operators, and the possible penalties for infringements, as set out in Directive 91/628/EEC. Replete with visual images, the presentation gives practical advice on measures that can be taken to comply with the present animal welfare legislation. As a new Regulation on animal welfare in transport will enter into force in 2007, an updated version of the presentation is also foreseen for the future. Proper enforcement of animal welfare legislation is considered a priority for the Commission and several initiatives are under review in this area.

For the PowerPoint presentation, see: http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/animal/welfare/transport/legislation_en.htm