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.
In September 7, 2016, a large transport’s stakeholders meeting was organised in Brussels in order to discuss the draft guidelines to improve welfare of animals during transported. The meeting started with a presentation of Denis Simonis, the European Commission official responsible, who explained the objectives, opportunities and limits of the Transport Guides Project, and who […]
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.