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Our work in Brussels/EU

Animals’ Angels collaborates in the development of EU guidelines on the protection of animals during transport.

The EU regulation on the protection of animals during transport is often difficult to read and to understand. Additionally, too often it leaves space for interpretation and this leads to different interpretation of the regulation in the member states which in turn leads to an uneven application of the legislation – regularly to the disadvantage of the animals.

Therefore, following a stakeholder initiative, working groups were founded to elaborate practical guidelines on the protection of animals during transport. 

What we have achieved so far

The first working group in which Animals’ Angels participated as co-author developed a guideline with the following title:

"Practical Guidelines to Assess Fitness for Transport of Adult Bovines"

The document was published in January 2012 and is currently available in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese language for professionals working with bovine animals at: info(at)uecbv.info

The work on the following guidelines was completed. Both documents are going to be published in spring 2016:

"Practical Guidelines to Assess Fitness for Transport of Equides" and
"Practical Guidelines to Assess Fitness for Transport of pigs"

Animals’ Angels gave advice to the European Association of Livestock Markets (AEMB) regarding the new edition of guidelines concerning animal welfare at animal markets. The document is going to be published under the following title:

"Animal Welfare at Livestock Markets, Guide to Best Practice"