Commissioner Tonio Borg is responsible for the Directorate General for Health and Consumers. The Directorate General, whose Director General is Ms Paola Testori Coggi, has a number of different tasks in relation to Animal Welfare.
On the other hand competent authorities of the Member States are responsible for:
- transposition of directives in national legislation
- implementation of Community rules at national level
- the day to day enforcement of the Community rules through their national legislation and control activities.