Animals

EU strategy on animal welfare

EU strategy on animal welfare

The Strategy lays the foundation for improving welfare standards from 2012 to 2015, as well as making sure that these standards are applied and enforced in all European Union countries.  It focuses on enhancing knowledge among the many key agencies, organisations and individuals who are involved in the process.  It also works to improve the competitiveness of European agricultural products by ensuring that markets and consumers recognise animal welfare as an added value.

It operates under the guiding principle 'Everyone is responsible'.

For full details of the strategy please refer to the documents below:

Additional reference material can be found under Archive Materials.