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  Animal Welfare - EU Action Plan, Evaluation and the Second Strategy on Animal Welfareslide

EU Strategy for Protection and Welfare of animals 2012 - 2015

Evaluating EU policy on animal welfare

The strategy was based on a 2009/2010 Commission evaluation of EU policy on animal welfare for farm and experimental animals, pets and wild animals in captivity.

Community Action Plan 2006-2010

This plan mapped out the EU's animal welfare initiatives for the period, and animal welfare concerns were built into the EU's long-term strategies. Today, EU law for farm animals hinges on:

  • Freedom from discomfort;
  • Freedom from hunger and thirst;
  • Freedom from fear and distress;
  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease;
  • Freedom to express natural behaviour.

Action plan – background documents



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