The Report has been done by Eurogroup for animals and World Horse Welfare. Among other recommendations it calls for species specific legislation to protect horses, donkeys and mules who so often fall between the cracks between legislation designed for farm or companion animals.
This report summarises how the UK has contributed to improvements in EU and global animal welfare standards in the last five years.
It covers the illegal wildlife trade; farm animal welfare; the treatment of animals in laboratories; and appropriate links to International Financial Institutions (IFIs).
The report was commissioned by the Inter-Ministerial Group on International Animal Welfare.
The Report: animal-welfare-5-year-progress-report
On December 14th 2014, the Ministries of Netherlands, Denmark and Germany have co-written and signed a joint declaration on animal welfare aiming to improve animal welfare in the EU. The three countries are calling all the other Member States to sign it also.
Please find here the joint declaration: Animal Welfare Declaration
On October 7th, Eurogroup for Animals together with the EU Intergroup for Animal Welfare organise a conference entitled Putting Animal Welfare at the Heart of the EU (please click here for more information on the event).
Dr Marlene Wartenberg, Director of the European Policy office of VIER PFOTEN / FOUR PAWS has given a speech on Enforcement of Animal welfare legislation and introduced the Enforcement Network to the Members of the Parliament.
Please find here her presentation: The final component for Animal Welfare Proper enforcement – VIER PFOTEN EPO
Title: The EU as a major destination and transit point in global wildlife trade: facts and figures
On 26 November 2013, FOUR PAWS International in support of the European Policy Office of FOUR PAWS hold a lunch debate in the European Parliament on Puppy Trade in Europe. The occasion was the launch of FOUR PAWS' research on the impact of illegal businesses on the market, on consumers, on the one-health concept and on animal welfare.
Keynote speakers were the Members of the European Parliament, Marit Paulsen and Elisabeth Jeggle (Rapporteur and shadow-rapporteur of the draft Animal Health Law). More than 40 participants joined the debate.
Here are all the relevant documents:
- EU Legislation on dog trade and enforcement at EU level and Member States' level, Sophie Duthoit, FOUR PAWS European Policy Office
- Concrete market and health effects of illegal breed and trade: The FOUR PAWS report, Irina Fronescu for Gabriel Paun, FOUR PAWS International
- Solution part I: Compulsory Identification – Technical and management conditions for an EU wide I&R system for dogs, Sven Hüther, Planet ID
- Solution part II: A European wide system of Identification and Registration – also for companion animals, Jacques Grimanelli, EuroPetNet
- Solution part III: Public awareness of the consumer, Martina Stephany, FOUR PAWS Germany
© Regina Jehle
Stiftung für das Tier im Recht, a Swiss based animal welfare law organisation has published a Report on the penalties given by Swiss Court in 2013 for animal abuse
The parliament magazine has published this week its 377th issue. Several pages are dedicated to the new Animal Health Law. Please read in particular pages 31 to 39.