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Citizens have spoken, the European Parliament has spoken – and now the Council of the European Union has added its voice to the throng calling for a better future for animals in the EU.
Council concludes better legislation for animals is needed
16 December 2019
The European Commission wants to tighten the rules for animal transport over long distances.
Dutch Food Safety Authority has laid down in the conditions that cattle export will be refused if the temperature at EU-Turkish border is expected to exceed 30°C
8 July 2019
The Party for the Animals has taken the first step on Tuesday to set up a European parliamentary committee of inquiry to investigate animal transport abuses
Anja Hazekamp MEP calls on her colleagues to support the creation of a committee of inquiry on live transport
2 July 2019
The Workshop aims at identifying good practices and allowing for exchange of experiences between experts in the field of animal welfare during maritime transports of live animals from the EU to third countries.
CVOs discuss animal welfare during sea transport, but no NGOs invited to take part
13 June 2019
Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, have temporarily banned live exports.
Dutch vets association supports Bavarian decision to temporarily ban live exports
27 February 2019