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Database
Legislation

Animal Welfare legislation at European level
Council of Europe and European Union instruments

Database by Dr Sabine BRELS (LL.M and Ph.D candidate at Laval University in Quebec, Canada), based on the available existing information online as of 1st of March 2017.

 

European Union (EU)
General

"In formulating and implementing the Union's agriculture, fisheries, transport, internal market, research and technological development and space policies, the Union and the Member States shall, since animals are sentient beings, pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals, while respecting the legislative or administrative provisions and customs of the Member States relating in particular to religious rites, cultural traditions and regional heritage."


Transport

Slaughter

Farming

Experiments

Cosmetics

Pets

Fur

Fisheries/Cetaceans

Zoos