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Animal Welfare

The Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare (SCAHAW)

This independent Scientific Committee gives the Commission high quality scientific advice on animal health and animal welfare issues. The Committee considers all available and up-to-date scientific data and evidence and provides the Commission with a sound scientific basis for the drafting of legislation and other proposals.

The SCAHAW held its final plenary meeting on 24-25 April 2003. Responsibility for the provision of scientific advice in this field has now been transferred to the Panel on Animal Health and Welfare of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The Sub-committee on Animal Welfare is responsible for scientific and technical questions concerning the protection of animals, notably with regard to animal husbandry, herd management, transport, slaughter and experimentation.

The opinions adopted by the SCAHAW are available on this web site, in English only.

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