At mid-term, strengthening the European legislation
, in particular legislation towards general bans, can be achieved in some fields if there is strong support. Either from the general public (e.g.: 1 million valid signatures for the European Citizens’ initiative: Stop Vivisection
), or a strong legal basis where an increasing number of European countries have already adopted bans for particular practices (e.g.: fur farming, foie gras, animal fighting, fox hunting or ritual slaughter without pre-stunning). To go further, these general bans could be extended to other practices where a legal regime already exists at European level (e.g.: intensive farming systems based on some high confinement method banned in the EU such as battery cages are for laying hens; or animal experiments based on the extension of the ban regarding animal testing for cosmetics).
In a more visionary ideal, general bans regarding practices generating avoidable suffering to animals should be extended to the other regions of the world.