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New EU Laws will Help Millions of Animals

17 April 2014

EU - On Tuesday 15 April Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to strengthen two proposed European laws, which will have an impact on the lives millions of animals.

The European Commission published the two bills last year – a proposed Animal Health Law, and a new Regulation on Official Controls.

Together they aim to provide a modern, simple and risk-based approach to the protection of animal and human health.

However the RSPCA believed the bills did not go far enough to address the root causes of the spread of animal disease, and risked reducing existing standards for the live transport and slaughter of animals.

Since then MEPs have been working to improve the proposals and the RSPCA now urge Council to take on the amendments.

Take action

You can ask your European election candidates to pledge to support a new animal welfare law if they’re elected as MEPs in May.


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