Other animals

Other animals

There is no specific EU legislation concerning other farmed animals such as ducks, geese and those raised for fur but the general rules laid down in Council Directive 98/58/EC do apply.  In addition the Council of Europe Convention on the protection of animals kept for farming purposes and its recommendations have been ratified by the EU and thus form part of Union law. Those which concern these animals must therefore also be observed.

For further details please refer to the Directive and the Convention.