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The 8hours campaign
What is 8hours?
8hours was a Europe-wide animal welfare campaign and a community project of the non-government organization Animals’ Angels and Dan Jørgensen, the Danish Member of the European Parliament. In addition, the campaign was being significantly supported by numerous EU parliamentarians and other European animal welfare organizations.
What goal is the campaign pursuing?
8hours pursued one primary objective: A maximum of eight hours for the transport of animals intended for slaughter throughout the territory of the EU – and thus the abolition of long distance transports.
8 hours – The petition
At the heart of this campaign is a petition calling for an end to long-distance transport and a reduction of the maximum overall journey time to 8 hours. Organisations large and small as well as many committed individuals all over Europe helped to collect signatures. The petition was handed in to Brussels in June 2012, signed by 1,103,248 EU citizens.
How does Animals' Angels currently implement its political objectives regarding 8hours?
An amendment of the transport regulation as desired by Animals' Angels can only be made if proposed by the European Commission. For this reason Animals' Angels decided to go through the European Parliament which has the right to call on the EU Commission to propose new legislation. [more].
What, how, when - the 8hours campaign's chronology
From the campaign's small beginning to over one million signatures, the majority in parliament and current updates. [more]