Commission gathers international experts to drive new Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015 forward
The two day high-level conference,
organised by the European Commission and the Danish Presidency of the
EU, will be attended by members of the European Parliament's Inter-group
on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals together with Health and
Consumer Policy Commissioner John Dalli as well as senior officials from
the European Commission and the Danish Presidency of the EU.
The purpose of the conference is to present
the new animal welfare strategy which builds on previous strategies and
focuses on informing consumers and strengthening implementation and
enforcement of existing rules, to ensure fair competitiveness in the EU
internal market. Discussions will also focus on animal welfare in the
This conference will bring together a
broad range of representatives from national and international
organisations, veterinarians, farmers, producers, retailers, academics,
scientists and NGO's.