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