Thousands of animals are daily transported within Europe and to third countries for slaughter, fattening and breeding. Transport conditions during these journeys vary a lot. To support the industry (e.g. farmers, drivers) to improve animal welfare, a consortium consisting of 16 partners has started to develop Guides to Good and Best Practice as a European Commission, DG Sante pilot project. The Guides will involve guidelines for cattle, horses, pigs, poultry and sheep transport, with the aim to finish by the end of 2018.
Task 2 transport guides
Draft guides of best and good practices. Reporting Meeting at DG Sante. ‘On 15 June, the project team had a third meeting with the European Commission to report on the latest activities of the Transport Guides Project.
Focus group meetings in Brussels
In the week of 23 May, 5 species-specific focus group meetings were held in Brussels with as aim to discuss the content and the presentation of the final guides of good and best practice.
Delphi Round 1 meeting
Delphi Round 1 meeting was organized at the Veterinary Research Institute in Greece.