Implementation of Animal Welfare Directives in the EU

by 5m Editor
25 July 2011, at 9:22am

EU - Several European Animal Welfare Directives for the protection of broilers, laying hens and pigs are reaching their final implementation dates in 2010, 2012 and 2013, respectively.

These directives have been transposed into EU Member State (MS) legislation with minor allowed deviations. EU MS will also be responsible for their enforcement, with verification through enforcement audits by the EU's Food and Veterinary Office.

This report provides a state of play of this animal welfare legislation, as well as on its impact on EU animal production and economics.

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