logoGreat news are coming from Brussels. After a long time of discussion, European Commission have on 24th of January 2017 officially establish a Platform for Animal Welfare. One of the key priorities of the Commission is to promote an enhanced dialogue on animal welfare issues that are relevant at EU level among competent authorities, businesses, civil society and scientists.

To achieve these priorities the Platform will assist the Commission with the development and exchange of coordinated actions on animal welfare with a particular focus on:

  1. better application of EU rules on animal welfare, through exchanges of information and best practices and the direct involvement of stakeholders,
  2. the development and use of voluntary commitments by businesses to further improve animal welfare,
  3. the promotion of EU animal welfare standards to valorise the market value of the Union’s products at the global level.

You can find the official decision HERE.