Brussels: EU platform on animal welfare - something is moving, we hope for the best

Animals' Angels is a member of the Animal Welfare Platform's Working Group on Animal Transport. This is an expert group set up by the European Commission to promote the exchange of views and knowledge between all stakeholders.

Today is the 11th plenary session where all representatives of the working group inform the other members about their work results. It is pleasing to hear that the dairy cow welfare working group is discussing the abolition of tethered stalls. Other groups are discussing a general abolition of cages on farms.

A representative of the Euopean Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said that their scientific research on animal transport will soon be completed and published to support the revision of the legislation.

We hope that the desire expressed by European citizens to treat animals better will be fulfilled.