Independent structures and institutions for self-monitoring


Independent structures and institutions are foreseen on a nationwide basis for monitoring the progress of animal law adoption and enforcement. They analyze the positive and negative progress with the animal law issue and get reports from the local and district authorities. They work independently of animal owners’ organizations and monitor without any instructions from the national authorities. Their periodical report is published and open to discussion by the authorities, parliament, the animal owners’, animal welfare and animal rights organizations.


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Idea behind this:
The improvement in animal law issues is constant. It consists of a flowing reflection loop with the key players involved in animal issues. Structures and institutions, foreseen as described, de-emotionalize the issue and help with the discussion on the existing status and the goals that the majority of society want to achieve. Whereas legal animal matters are often influenced by animal owners’ organizations, the reflection on the status can be predicted with the help of (but not necessarily by) the national authorities responsible for the Big Five.



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Item information:

Level: National
Goal: Improvement
Item: Nationwide institutionalized reflection loop for animal friendliness

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AFG - 08.07.2014

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