European Commission asks the public for proposals on animal welfare legislation

Following public comments on the lack of animal regulation in the European Union, the European Commission has decided to update EU animal welfare rules. This initiative aims to update EU animal welfare rules to increase the role of recent science-based analysis, broaden their scope and make them easier to enforce. The revision of EU legislation is planned by the end of 2023.

The Commission is currently calling for comments and proposals on animal welfare. The consultation on the initial impact assessment on the revision of animal welfare legislation is open for comments from the public and social partners on the European Commission’s website until 24 August.

Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative. The Commission will summarize the input received in a synopsis report explaining how the input will be taken on board and, if applicable, why certain suggestions can't be taken up.

Everyone can comment and give feedback on the announcement page for the initiative following the link: