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Profile of registrant

Deutscher Tierschutzbund - German Animal Welfare Federation

Identification number in the register: 39442733245-10
Registration date: 19/02/10 10:35:21

The information on this organisation was last modified on 20/02/14 14:56:52
The date of the last annual update was 20/02/14 14:56:52

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Deutscher Tierschutzbund - German Animal Welfare Federation
Acronym: DTSchB
Legal status: registered association
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Thomas Schröder
Position: president

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Meuser Frank
Position: policy officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 15 Baumschulallee 
Bonn 53115
Telephone number: (+49) 0228 604960
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Scientific Department:

Akademie für Tierschutz - Animal Welfare Academy
Spechtstr. 1
85579 Neubiberg

Tel.: +49(0)89-600291-0
Fax: +49(0)89-600291-15

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The German Animal Welfare Federation wants to encourage the European Commission (EC) and its DGs to consider animal welfare throughout all relevant policy areas. These include research and health policies, climate action, agriculture, nature and wildlife conservation and environmental protection. We would like to encourage the EC to aim at the avoidance of animal experimentation and the implementation of the 3Rs pronciple for the risk assessment of chemicals, active substances, biocidal products, plant protection products and other finished products as their highest priority when formulating future policies. Furthermore, the German Animal Welfare Federation expects the European Commission to focus their research and innovation efforts on the promotion, development and validation of non-animal test methods and the development of non-animal testing strategies for safety testing . In consistency with related European legislation like REACH, the Replacement and Reduction of animal experimentation should be the main objective. We would also like the EC to consider the welfare of farm animals and to be aware of the negative effects for humans, animals and the environment that arise from factory farming. These include pollution and health risks from the extensive use of pharmaceuticals like antibiotics. To improve the situation of farm animals we demand i. a. better housing conditions, the promotion of less extensive farming methods and the limitation of live transport to 8 hours.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Directive 2010/63
Nano materials
Biocidal products
Plant Protection Products
7th Environmental Action Programme
EU Strategy on Animal Welfare

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology


Total number of members that are natural persons: 800,000
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Eurogroup for Animals

European Coalition to End Animal Experimentation

DNR- Deutscher Naturschutzring

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 8,430,326
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 8,430,326
- donations: 6,851,773
- contributions from members: 1,578,553
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.