Legislation

Publication related to the legislation

 

Enforcement tools

Ministry Reponsible of animal welfare issues

Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV)

 

​Animal Welfare Committee in the Government

Tierschutz Kommission (Art 16b Tierschutzgesetz)

Function:: The Tierschutz Komission is advised by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection in animal welfare issues, and in particular regarding the adoption of ordinances and general administrative provisions to the Animal Welfare Act. ​

 

​Structural element in the Parliament on animal welfare issues:

No animal welfare committee in the Parliament (integrated in the Agricultura and Environment Committees) but Animal Welfare Spokespersons / Tierschutzpolitische Sprecher nominated by each political group. 

 

Animal Welfare Commissioners 

There are 4:

1) Hessen: Dr Madeleine Martin

2) Berlin: Prof. Dr. Horst Spielmann 

3) Baden-Würtenberg (since 2012): Dr Cornelie Jäger 

4) Saarland (since end of 2013):  On 12 February 2014 the Veterinarian Dr. Hans-Friedrich Willimzik was elected by the State Parliament as animal welfare officer. 

Soon (in discussion):  Rheinland Pfalz

 

Animal Welfare Political party:

téléchargementPartei Mensch Umwelt Tierschutz

http://www.tierschutzpartei.de/