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2006/2046(INI) The protection and welfare of animals for 2006-2010

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead AGRI JEGGLE Elisabeth (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Committee Opinion INTA LUCAS Caroline (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Committee Opinion ENVI SJÖSTEDT Jonas (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 52

Events

2007/05/07
   CSL - Resolution/conclusions adopted by Council
Details

The Council adopted conclusions in which it recognises that animal welfare is of concern to many European citizens and that consumers could appreciate information on the animal welfare conditions under which products of animal origin are obtained, thereby enabling them to favour higher animal welfare standards through their purchasing decisions.

It considers that an EU-wide information campaign to explain the EU animal welfare standards to EU consumers and third countries might be appropriate, including the explanation of labelling schemes. It underlines that labelling could be one important element in the provision of information to consumers and could allow producers to capitalise on high animal welfare standards. Labelling should be simple, easy to recognise, comprehensible and credible and should not mislead consumers.

The Council considers that the possibility of introducing a label to recognise compliance with EU and/or recognised equivalent animal welfare standards, including the possibility of voluntary animal welfare labelling, should be evaluated. Such labelling should not lead to the deterioration of the functioning of existing labelling schemes requiring inter alia animal welfare standards above statutory requirements.

It considers that a European framework for animal welfare labelling would have to be based on sound scientific criteria and avoid any unnecessary administrative burden on producers and national authorities. The use of independent audit and certification schemes might be considered.

Lastly, the Commission is invited to take into account the abovementioned factors with a view to assessing further the issue of animal welfare labelling in all its aspects and to submit a report to the Council on animal welfare labelling in order to allow an in-depth debate on this subject.

2007/05/07
   CSL - Council Meeting
2007/04/16
   CSL - Debate in Council
Documents
2007/04/16
   CSL - Council Meeting
2006/12/14
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2006/11/23
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
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2006/10/12
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2006/10/12
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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The European Parliament adopted a resolution based on the own-initiative report by Elizabeth JEGGLE (EPP-ED, DE) on the Commission’s communication on a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals. (Please see the summary of 12/09/2006.) Parliament adopted the report by a large majority - 565 votes in favour to 29 against and 15 abstentions – and called for stricter animal welfare rules in the EU. Whilst Parliament called for an end to dog and cock fighting and an end to state or national subsidies relating to these activities, it voted against extending this passage to bull fighting. The report called on the Commission to submit plans for animal protection labelling, to urge the strengthening of animal protection in WTO negotiations, and to ban seal and 'cruelty products' imports into the Union.

Parliament regretted that EU rules on the transport of live animals are frequently flouted in practice. It supported the idea of introducing a label guaranteeing respect for European standards, but acknowledged that an accumulation of measures designed to improve animal welfare can have negative consequences for the competitiveness of the European farming sector. It was also important to avoid all dumping in third countries and any deterioration in the treatment of animals in these countries. Parliament therefore emphasised the urgent need to include a tightening of animal protection measures on the agenda of World Trade Organisation negotiations, in order to raise international welfare standards. It also proposed imposing embargoes on countries where production of animal products involve cruelty.

Documents
2006/10/12
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2006/10/11
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2006/09/19
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Documents
2006/09/19
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Documents
2006/09/12
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The committee adopted the own-initiative report drawn up by Elizabeth JEGGLE (EPP-ED, DE) in response to the Commission communication proposing a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006 - 2010. The report took as its basic premise that "animals are sentient beings whose specific needs must be taken into account", and that "the protection of animals is an expression of humanity in the 21st century and a challenge facing European civilisation and culture".

The committee therefore supported the Commission's plans and pointed to the greater emphasis already placed on animal protection under the Common Agricultural Policy, although it regretted that European policy on animal welfare had so far focused almost exclusively on the welfare and protection of farm animals.

MEPs stressed that "animal protection and animal health impact closely on each other." They therefore called on the Commission to "take greater account of animal protection aspects in the fight against animal diseases." However, they also recognised that higher standards may come at a cost, and argued that, when introducing higher animal protection welfare standards, the situation of individual EU regions should be taken into account. And they were keen for measures to improve animal welfare to be seen "from the standpoint of their socio-economic effects", especially on farmers. The committee also urged the Commission to push at international level, "notably at the WTO and the OIE" (the world organisation for animal health), for a single legislative standard for animal protection rules.

MEPs said that "consumers should be informed and prepared to pay higher prices for products originating from farms with higher animal welfare standards and that these products should be appropriately labelled". They supported the development of an 'EU label' as well as voluntary private labels that would guarantee even higher standards of animal protection and which could spread animal welfare standards around the world. They even suggested imposing levies on products which do not meet EU standards of animal welfare, to avoid "animal protection dumping".

Lastly, the committee called on the Commission to propose a total import ban on seal products and 'cruelty products' from third countries, such as fur from animals skinned alive, fur from animal breeding farms with no veterinary control and pharmaceutical products based on endangered species. And it urged the European Community to bring an end to dog, bull and cock fighting.

2006/07/14
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2006/07/13
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2006/06/20
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2006/06/19
   CSL - Debate in Council
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The Council held an exchange of views on the Communication on animal welfare. The Council also took note of the Presidency conclusions which summarise the main points of concern that emerged from a Conference on animal welfare held in Brussels on 30 March 2006. At that conference, representatives of the Member States, of the European Institutions, international parties and a wide range of stakeholders representing the whole of the food chain discussed the Communication, which mainly covers the welfare of animals kept for food production. The debate was broadcast to the public.

The Presidency conclusions insist in particular on the setting up of a European network of scientific institutes and laboratories responsible for questions relating to animal welfare, and stress the need for an impact assessment and that the need to legislate must be based on the results of sound scientific studies which demonstrate necessity and feasibility. Objective and measurable indicators on animal welfare are also considered a high priority. It is also envisaged that the Commission will investigate possible options for an animal-welfare labelling scheme at EU level.

Finally, the conclusions support the mutual recognition of animal welfare worldwide on the basis of multilateral standards.

The Communication outlines the Commission's intentions regarding future animal welfare initiatives.

On 20 February the Council held a first exchange of views on the Communication on the basis of a questionnaire. During that exchange of views, a majority of delegations insisted on the need to check the socio-economic impact on producers and consumers before any amendment of the existing minimum requirements; several Member States agreed on the need for a sound-scientific basis for updating the existing minimum requirements; several delegations were in favour of an information campaign in order to inform farmers, retailers and consumers better on existing Community animal-welfare rules and on their application.

Documents
2006/06/19
   CSL - Council Meeting
2006/06/02
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2006/05/11
   EP - SJÖSTEDT Jonas (GUE/NGL) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2006/03/16
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2006/03/16
   EP - LUCAS Caroline (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in INTA
2006/01/26
   EP - JEGGLE Elisabeth (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in AGRI
2006/01/23
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
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This Commission working document presents a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals for 2006-2010. Five actions are being proposed:

Action 1: Upgrading existing minimum standards for animal protection and welfare.

Animal welfare has always featured large in the formulation of Community policies. Indeed, the “ Protocol on Protection and Welfare of Animals”, which is annexed to the EC Treaty sets out key fields of action and obliges the Community, as well as the Member States, to take account of the welfare of animals when formulating policy options. Given the importance that consumers attach to animal welfare issues it is important that related agricultural regulations adapt to this trend. Within the context of recent CAP reforms, the Commission suggests that more account be taken of animal welfare issues, through the introduction of more animal welfare instruments.

Action 2: Supporting future research on animal protection and applying the 3Rs principle (replacement, reduction and refinement).

The European Commission has, in the past, supported a number of research projects examining the issue of farm animal welfare. The 7 th research programme is currently under preparation but includes a number of animal welfare priorities under theme 2 “Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology”. The 3R’s activities will be supported in four out of the nine thematic priorities namely: 1) health, food, agriculture and biotechnology; 4) nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies and 6) Environment. In other measures, the action programme foresees supporting a “European Centre or Laboratory for the protection and welfare of animals”; applying new practical tools to ensure animal welfare and the application of the 3R’s principle for animal experimentation. As far as the latter point is concerned, the Commission points to the “Declaration of Brussels”, which was supported by the Commission and industry alike. The Declaration sets up a task force of stakeholders. This taskforce will seek to find appropriate solution for the promotion of alternative approaches to animal testing including: the mapping of research activities; research co-operation; the development of alternative approaches; practical mechanisms to improve the validation process using available knowledge and practical mechanisms to facilitate the regulatory acceptance of alternative approaches.

Action 3: Introducing standardised animal welfare indicators

Under this action the Commission envisages the creation of an “EU label for animal welfare. Retailers and producers are beginning to recognise the importance of animal welfare. The creation of an EU label for animal welfare is an option worth exploring. A clear label identifying the level of welfare applied could represent an effective marketing tool similar to the identification of certain agricultural products with regional specialisations. The system would need to be based on standardised scientific indicators and supported by sound scientific research.

Action 4: Ensuring that animal handlers, as well as the public, are more involved and informed of current standards of animal protection and welfare.

There has been a clear shift of public attitudes towards animals in recent decades. European consumers provide a good example and many are increasingly focusing on clean and green production methods. The mindset of both consumers and producers has undergone a seismic shift, from merely preventing the cruelty and avoidable suffering of animals, to focusing on their wellbeing. The action plan, under this heading, seeks to define a communication strategy on animal welfare and protection issues. Consideration will be given to the establishment of a specific “Information Platform” on animal welfare in order to nurture further dialogue and exchange experiences.

Action 5: To support and initiate further international initiatives; to raise awareness; and to create a consensus on animal welfare.

At present there is limited international consensus on the relative importance accorded to animal welfare and EU measures can not easily be compared to standards in third-countries. To tackle this challenge, the Action Programme will allow for close collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health OIE. It will also: promote animal welfare in the EU’s multilateral and bilateral relationships and raise knowledge on animal welfare issues in developing countries.

2006/01/23
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2006/01/23
   EC - Non-legislative basic document published
Details

PURPOSE : to adopt an action plan on the protection and welfare of animals 2006-2010.

CONTENT : this present Community action plan on the protection and Welfare of Animals embodies the Commission’s commitment to EU citizens, stakeholders, the European Parliament and the Council for a clear and comprehensive map of the Commission’s planned animal welfare initiatives for the coming years. It also responds to the principles set out by the Protocol on Protection and Welfare of animals annexed to the EC Treaty by the Amsterdam Treaty.

The action plan will ensure that initiatives in the field of Animal Welfare take due account of their cross-cutting nature, their European and international dimensions and value, and the range of associated and inter-connecting competencies as distributed today among the Commission’s various Directorates General. The Action Plan thus also contributes to better regulation by serving the consolidation of legislative instruments.

The primary objectives that the Commission wishes to achieve with the elaboration of this Action Plan are to:

define more clearly the direction of Community policies on animal protection and welfare for the coming years; continue to promote high animal welfare standards in the EU and at the international level; provide greater coordination of existing resources while identifying future needs; support future trends in animal welfare research and continue to support the 3Rs principle: Replacement, Reduction and Refinement alternative approaches to animal testing; ensure a more consistent and coordinated approach to animal protection and welfare across Commission policy areas, also taking into account aspects such as the socio-economic impact of any new measures.

The five main areas of action identified are:

upgrading existing minimum standards for animal protection and welfare in line with new scientific evidence and socio-economic assessments as well as possibly elaborating specific minimum standards for species or issues that are not currently addressed in EU legislation. A particular priority will be designing EU rules in order to secure efficient enforcement and to take account of rules governing international trade; giving a high priority to promoting policy-orientated future research on animal protection and welfare and application of the 3Rs principle: in order to respect the obligations under the EC Treaty Protocol to pay full regard to the welfare of animals in formulating and implementing these policies in parallel with enhancing the development, validation, implementation and monitoring of alternative approaches to animal testing; introducing standardised animal welfare indicators: to classify the hierarchy of welfare standards applied (from minimum to higher standards) in order to assist the development of improved animal welfare production and husbandry methods and to facilitate their application at EU and international levels. On this basis, options for EU labelling will be explored in a systematic manner; ensuring that animal keepers/ handlers as well as the general public are more involved and informed on current standards of animal protection and welfare and fully appreciate their role in promoting animal protection and welfare. In respect of farm animals for example this could include working with retailers and producers to facilitate improved consumer trust and awareness of current farming practices and thus more informed purchasing decisions, as well as developing common initiatives in the field of animal welfare to facilitate the exchange of information and the application of best practices; continue to support and initiate further international initiatives to raise awareness and create a greater consensus on animal welfare, including engaging with Developing Countries to explore trade opportunities based on welfare friendly production systems. The Community should also actively identify trans-boundary problems in the area of animal welfare, relating to companion or farm animals, wildlife etc., and develop a mechanism to tackle them in a more timely, efficient and consistent manner.

The Commission states that continued and reinforced efforts are needed to ensure that Community legislation is drafted in a rational and comprehensible manner, thus facilitating uniform implementation and enforcement. Community animal welfare policies need to be founded on the best available scientific evidence as well as taking into account the concerns of civil society, socio-economic consequences and relationships with international trading partners and organisations. Specific legislative provisions should also be foreseen for species for which minimum protection standards are not currently outlined in Community legislation.

The Community will contribute to the ongoing evolution of animal welfare as a scientific discipline, through the funding of research, promotion of dialogue etc., thus facilitating a fuller exchange of views and expertise. The Commission will strive to ensure that full regard is paid to animal welfare in the context of related policy fields such as agricultural and research policies, animal health, food safety, chemicals testing/risk assessment.

Efforts will be made to incorporate specific measurable animal welfare indicators where available into existing and future Community legislation. Further investigations and research will be promoted for the development and application of such objective measurable indicators of animal welfare. Improved marketing, labelling and communication strategies will need to be developed and analysed to ensure that consumers are able to make more informed purchasing decisions.

In the international arena full support and Community coordination will be provided for the animal welfare activities of international organisations such as the OIE and Council of Europe. The Community will also press for the acceptance at WTO level of animal welfare as a non-trade concern in agricultural trade and will work with international trading partners having developed animal welfare policies in order to build a common understanding on the implementation of mutually agreed animal welfare standards, including in the context of specific EC multilateral and bilateral agreements.

Documents

Activities

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Rapport Jeggle A6-0290/2006 - am. 9

2006/10/12 Outcome: -: 508, +: 79, 0: 30
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Rapport Jeggle A6-0290/2006 - am. 10

2006/10/12 Outcome: -: 432, +: 162, 0: 14
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Rapport Jeggle A6-0290/2006 - résolution

2006/10/12 Outcome: +: 565, -: 29, 0: 15
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  • date: 2006-01-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2006/0014/COM_COM(2006)0014_EN.pdf title: COM(2006)0014 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2006&nu_doc=14 title: EUR-Lex summary: This Commission working document presents a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals for 2006-2010. Five actions are being proposed: Action 1: Upgrading existing minimum standards for animal protection and welfare. Animal welfare has always featured large in the formulation of Community policies. Indeed, the “ Protocol on Protection and Welfare of Animals”, which is annexed to the EC Treaty sets out key fields of action and obliges the Community, as well as the Member States, to take account of the welfare of animals when formulating policy options. Given the importance that consumers attach to animal welfare issues it is important that related agricultural regulations adapt to this trend. Within the context of recent CAP reforms, the Commission suggests that more account be taken of animal welfare issues, through the introduction of more animal welfare instruments. Action 2: Supporting future research on animal protection and applying the 3Rs principle (replacement, reduction and refinement). The European Commission has, in the past, supported a number of research projects examining the issue of farm animal welfare. The 7 th research programme is currently under preparation but includes a number of animal welfare priorities under theme 2 “Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology”. The 3R’s activities will be supported in four out of the nine thematic priorities namely: 1) health, food, agriculture and biotechnology; 4) nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies and 6) Environment. In other measures, the action programme foresees supporting a “European Centre or Laboratory for the protection and welfare of animals”; applying new practical tools to ensure animal welfare and the application of the 3R’s principle for animal experimentation. As far as the latter point is concerned, the Commission points to the “Declaration of Brussels”, which was supported by the Commission and industry alike. The Declaration sets up a task force of stakeholders. This taskforce will seek to find appropriate solution for the promotion of alternative approaches to animal testing including: the mapping of research activities; research co-operation; the development of alternative approaches; practical mechanisms to improve the validation process using available knowledge and practical mechanisms to facilitate the regulatory acceptance of alternative approaches. Action 3: Introducing standardised animal welfare indicators Under this action the Commission envisages the creation of an “EU label for animal welfare. Retailers and producers are beginning to recognise the importance of animal welfare. The creation of an EU label for animal welfare is an option worth exploring. A clear label identifying the level of welfare applied could represent an effective marketing tool similar to the identification of certain agricultural products with regional specialisations. The system would need to be based on standardised scientific indicators and supported by sound scientific research. Action 4: Ensuring that animal handlers, as well as the public, are more involved and informed of current standards of animal protection and welfare. There has been a clear shift of public attitudes towards animals in recent decades. European consumers provide a good example and many are increasingly focusing on clean and green production methods. The mindset of both consumers and producers has undergone a seismic shift, from merely preventing the cruelty and avoidable suffering of animals, to focusing on their wellbeing. The action plan, under this heading, seeks to define a communication strategy on animal welfare and protection issues. Consideration will be given to the establishment of a specific “Information Platform” on animal welfare in order to nurture further dialogue and exchange experiences. Action 5: To support and initiate further international initiatives; to raise awareness; and to create a consensus on animal welfare. At present there is limited international consensus on the relative importance accorded to animal welfare and EU measures can not easily be compared to standards in third-countries. To tackle this challenge, the Action Programme will allow for close collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health OIE. It will also: promote animal welfare in the EU’s multilateral and bilateral relationships and raise knowledge on animal welfare issues in developing countries. type: Document attached to the procedure body: EC
  • date: 2006-01-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2006/0065/COM_SEC(2006)0065_EN.pdf title: SEC(2006)0065 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=SECfinal&an_doc=2006&nu_doc=65 title: EUR-Lex type: Document attached to the procedure body: EC
  • date: 2006-06-02T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE371.839 title: PE371.839 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 2006-06-20T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE371.770&secondRef=02 title: PE371.770 committee: INTA type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 2006-07-13T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE376.360 title: PE376.360 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
  • date: 2006-07-14T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE374.123&secondRef=02 title: PE374.123 committee: ENVI type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 2006-09-19T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2006-290&language=EN title: A6-0290/2006 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP
  • date: 2006-11-23T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=12629&j=0&l=en title: SP(2006)5316-2 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
  • date: 2006-12-14T00:00:00 docs: url: /oeil/spdoc.do?i=12629&j=1&l=en title: SP(2006)5318-2 type: Commission response to text adopted in plenary
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  • date: 2006-01-23T00:00:00 type: Non-legislative basic document published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2006/0013/COM_COM(2006)0013_EN.pdf title: COM(2006)0013 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2006&nu_doc=13 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE : to adopt an action plan on the protection and welfare of animals 2006-2010. CONTENT : this present Community action plan on the protection and Welfare of Animals embodies the Commission’s commitment to EU citizens, stakeholders, the European Parliament and the Council for a clear and comprehensive map of the Commission’s planned animal welfare initiatives for the coming years. It also responds to the principles set out by the Protocol on Protection and Welfare of animals annexed to the EC Treaty by the Amsterdam Treaty. The action plan will ensure that initiatives in the field of Animal Welfare take due account of their cross-cutting nature, their European and international dimensions and value, and the range of associated and inter-connecting competencies as distributed today among the Commission’s various Directorates General. The Action Plan thus also contributes to better regulation by serving the consolidation of legislative instruments. The primary objectives that the Commission wishes to achieve with the elaboration of this Action Plan are to: define more clearly the direction of Community policies on animal protection and welfare for the coming years; continue to promote high animal welfare standards in the EU and at the international level; provide greater coordination of existing resources while identifying future needs; support future trends in animal welfare research and continue to support the 3Rs principle: Replacement, Reduction and Refinement alternative approaches to animal testing; ensure a more consistent and coordinated approach to animal protection and welfare across Commission policy areas, also taking into account aspects such as the socio-economic impact of any new measures. The five main areas of action identified are: upgrading existing minimum standards for animal protection and welfare in line with new scientific evidence and socio-economic assessments as well as possibly elaborating specific minimum standards for species or issues that are not currently addressed in EU legislation. A particular priority will be designing EU rules in order to secure efficient enforcement and to take account of rules governing international trade; giving a high priority to promoting policy-orientated future research on animal protection and welfare and application of the 3Rs principle: in order to respect the obligations under the EC Treaty Protocol to pay full regard to the welfare of animals in formulating and implementing these policies in parallel with enhancing the development, validation, implementation and monitoring of alternative approaches to animal testing; introducing standardised animal welfare indicators: to classify the hierarchy of welfare standards applied (from minimum to higher standards) in order to assist the development of improved animal welfare production and husbandry methods and to facilitate their application at EU and international levels. On this basis, options for EU labelling will be explored in a systematic manner; ensuring that animal keepers/ handlers as well as the general public are more involved and informed on current standards of animal protection and welfare and fully appreciate their role in promoting animal protection and welfare. In respect of farm animals for example this could include working with retailers and producers to facilitate improved consumer trust and awareness of current farming practices and thus more informed purchasing decisions, as well as developing common initiatives in the field of animal welfare to facilitate the exchange of information and the application of best practices; continue to support and initiate further international initiatives to raise awareness and create a greater consensus on animal welfare, including engaging with Developing Countries to explore trade opportunities based on welfare friendly production systems. The Community should also actively identify trans-boundary problems in the area of animal welfare, relating to companion or farm animals, wildlife etc., and develop a mechanism to tackle them in a more timely, efficient and consistent manner. The Commission states that continued and reinforced efforts are needed to ensure that Community legislation is drafted in a rational and comprehensible manner, thus facilitating uniform implementation and enforcement. Community animal welfare policies need to be founded on the best available scientific evidence as well as taking into account the concerns of civil society, socio-economic consequences and relationships with international trading partners and organisations. Specific legislative provisions should also be foreseen for species for which minimum protection standards are not currently outlined in Community legislation. The Community will contribute to the ongoing evolution of animal welfare as a scientific discipline, through the funding of research, promotion of dialogue etc., thus facilitating a fuller exchange of views and expertise. The Commission will strive to ensure that full regard is paid to animal welfare in the context of related policy fields such as agricultural and research policies, animal health, food safety, chemicals testing/risk assessment. Efforts will be made to incorporate specific measurable animal welfare indicators where available into existing and future Community legislation. Further investigations and research will be promoted for the development and application of such objective measurable indicators of animal welfare. Improved marketing, labelling and communication strategies will need to be developed and analysed to ensure that consumers are able to make more informed purchasing decisions. In the international arena full support and Community coordination will be provided for the animal welfare activities of international organisations such as the OIE and Council of Europe. The Community will also press for the acceptance at WTO level of animal welfare as a non-trade concern in agricultural trade and will work with international trading partners having developed animal welfare policies in order to build a common understanding on the implementation of mutually agreed animal welfare standards, including in the context of specific EC multilateral and bilateral agreements.
  • date: 2006-03-16T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2006-06-19T00:00:00 type: Debate in Council body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2739*&MEET_DATE=19/06/2006 title: 2739 summary: The Council held an exchange of views on the Communication on animal welfare. The Council also took note of the Presidency conclusions which summarise the main points of concern that emerged from a Conference on animal welfare held in Brussels on 30 March 2006. At that conference, representatives of the Member States, of the European Institutions, international parties and a wide range of stakeholders representing the whole of the food chain discussed the Communication, which mainly covers the welfare of animals kept for food production. The debate was broadcast to the public. The Presidency conclusions insist in particular on the setting up of a European network of scientific institutes and laboratories responsible for questions relating to animal welfare, and stress the need for an impact assessment and that the need to legislate must be based on the results of sound scientific studies which demonstrate necessity and feasibility. Objective and measurable indicators on animal welfare are also considered a high priority. It is also envisaged that the Commission will investigate possible options for an animal-welfare labelling scheme at EU level. Finally, the conclusions support the mutual recognition of animal welfare worldwide on the basis of multilateral standards. The Communication outlines the Commission's intentions regarding future animal welfare initiatives. On 20 February the Council held a first exchange of views on the Communication on the basis of a questionnaire. During that exchange of views, a majority of delegations insisted on the need to check the socio-economic impact on producers and consumers before any amendment of the existing minimum requirements; several Member States agreed on the need for a sound-scientific basis for updating the existing minimum requirements; several delegations were in favour of an information campaign in order to inform farmers, retailers and consumers better on existing Community animal-welfare rules and on their application.
  • date: 2006-09-12T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary: The committee adopted the own-initiative report drawn up by Elizabeth JEGGLE (EPP-ED, DE) in response to the Commission communication proposing a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006 - 2010. The report took as its basic premise that "animals are sentient beings whose specific needs must be taken into account", and that "the protection of animals is an expression of humanity in the 21st century and a challenge facing European civilisation and culture". The committee therefore supported the Commission's plans and pointed to the greater emphasis already placed on animal protection under the Common Agricultural Policy, although it regretted that European policy on animal welfare had so far focused almost exclusively on the welfare and protection of farm animals. MEPs stressed that "animal protection and animal health impact closely on each other." They therefore called on the Commission to "take greater account of animal protection aspects in the fight against animal diseases." However, they also recognised that higher standards may come at a cost, and argued that, when introducing higher animal protection welfare standards, the situation of individual EU regions should be taken into account. And they were keen for measures to improve animal welfare to be seen "from the standpoint of their socio-economic effects", especially on farmers. The committee also urged the Commission to push at international level, "notably at the WTO and the OIE" (the world organisation for animal health), for a single legislative standard for animal protection rules. MEPs said that "consumers should be informed and prepared to pay higher prices for products originating from farms with higher animal welfare standards and that these products should be appropriately labelled". They supported the development of an 'EU label' as well as voluntary private labels that would guarantee even higher standards of animal protection and which could spread animal welfare standards around the world. They even suggested imposing levies on products which do not meet EU standards of animal welfare, to avoid "animal protection dumping". Lastly, the committee called on the Commission to propose a total import ban on seal products and 'cruelty products' from third countries, such as fur from animals skinned alive, fur from animal breeding farms with no veterinary control and pharmaceutical products based on endangered species. And it urged the European Community to bring an end to dog, bull and cock fighting.
  • date: 2006-09-19T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2006-290&language=EN title: A6-0290/2006
  • date: 2006-10-11T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20061011&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2006-10-12T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=12629&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2006-10-12T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2006-417 title: T6-0417/2006 summary: The European Parliament adopted a resolution based on the own-initiative report by Elizabeth JEGGLE (EPP-ED, DE) on the Commission’s communication on a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals. (Please see the summary of 12/09/2006.) Parliament adopted the report by a large majority - 565 votes in favour to 29 against and 15 abstentions – and called for stricter animal welfare rules in the EU. Whilst Parliament called for an end to dog and cock fighting and an end to state or national subsidies relating to these activities, it voted against extending this passage to bull fighting. The report called on the Commission to submit plans for animal protection labelling, to urge the strengthening of animal protection in WTO negotiations, and to ban seal and 'cruelty products' imports into the Union. Parliament regretted that EU rules on the transport of live animals are frequently flouted in practice. It supported the idea of introducing a label guaranteeing respect for European standards, but acknowledged that an accumulation of measures designed to improve animal welfare can have negative consequences for the competitiveness of the European farming sector. It was also important to avoid all dumping in third countries and any deterioration in the treatment of animals in these countries. Parliament therefore emphasised the urgent need to include a tightening of animal protection measures on the agenda of World Trade Organisation negotiations, in order to raise international welfare standards. It also proposed imposing embargoes on countries where production of animal products involve cruelty.
  • date: 2006-10-12T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2007-04-16T00:00:00 type: Debate in Council body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2793*&MEET_DATE=16/04/2007 title: 2793
  • date: 2007-05-07T00:00:00 type: Resolution/conclusions adopted by Council body: CSL summary: The Council adopted conclusions in which it recognises that animal welfare is of concern to many European citizens and that consumers could appreciate information on the animal welfare conditions under which products of animal origin are obtained, thereby enabling them to favour higher animal welfare standards through their purchasing decisions. It considers that an EU-wide information campaign to explain the EU animal welfare standards to EU consumers and third countries might be appropriate, including the explanation of labelling schemes. It underlines that labelling could be one important element in the provision of information to consumers and could allow producers to capitalise on high animal welfare standards. Labelling should be simple, easy to recognise, comprehensible and credible and should not mislead consumers. The Council considers that the possibility of introducing a label to recognise compliance with EU and/or recognised equivalent animal welfare standards, including the possibility of voluntary animal welfare labelling, should be evaluated. Such labelling should not lead to the deterioration of the functioning of existing labelling schemes requiring inter alia animal welfare standards above statutory requirements. It considers that a European framework for animal welfare labelling would have to be based on sound scientific criteria and avoid any unnecessary administrative burden on producers and national authorities. The use of independent audit and certification schemes might be considered. Lastly, the Commission is invited to take into account the abovementioned factors with a view to assessing further the issue of animal welfare labelling in all its aspects and to submit a report to the Council on animal welfare labelling in order to allow an in-depth debate on this subject.
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  • date: 2006-01-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2006/0013/COM_COM(2006)0013_EN.pdf title: COM(2006)0013 type: Non-legislative basic document published celexid: CELEX:52006DC0013:EN body: EC commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consumer/index_en.htm title: Health and Consumers Commissioner: KYPRIANOU Markos type: Non-legislative basic document published
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committees
  • body: EP responsible: True committee: AGRI date: 2006-01-26T00:00:00 committee_full: Agriculture and Rural Development rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: JEGGLE Elisabeth
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2006-05-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: GUE/NGL name: SJÖSTEDT Jonas
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: INTA date: 2006-03-16T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: LUCAS Caroline
links
other
  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Former Council configuration
  • body: EC dg: url: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consumer/index_en.htm title: Health and Consumers commissioner: KYPRIANOU Markos
procedure
dossier_of_the_committee
AGRI/6/33803
reference
2006/2046(INI)
title
The protection and welfare of animals for 2006-2010
legal_basis
Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 052
stage_reached
Procedure completed
subtype
Initiative
type
INI - Own-initiative procedure
subject
3.10.04.02 Animal protection