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.
NEWS & EVENTS
Germany Roadshow – Friedrich-Löffler-Institut, Celle, Saturday 30th September
Road Show, Agroalim, Expo Arad, Romania, 9 September 2017
The Romanian Road Show will take place in Agroalim, Expo Arad, on 9 September 2017. The Best Practices Guides on Animal Transport will be presented during the Road Show. In “related documents” (on the right of this page) you can find the agenda of the event in English and Romanian.
Road show, Thessaloniki, Greece, 4-6 October 2017 – Save the Date!
The Veterinary Research Institute of the Hellenic Agricultural Organization-DEMETER, project partner of SANC0/2015/G3/S12.70142, kindly invites you to the ”Animal Transport Guides” Road Show that will take place at the premises of Veterinary Research Institute in Thessaloniki, 4th – 5th October 2017, under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Directorate General of […]
First roadshows are planned!
We are very happy to announce that the first roadshows for the project are planned and confirmed! Romania On Saturday the 9th of September, in Arad (Romania), the ‘Agromalim’ exhibition will be held. The ‘Animal Transport’ reading will be held from 10.00 – 13.00. The programme will follow by the end of July. In Bucharest, […]
Fifth ‘Stakeholder Platform Meeting’
On Tuesday, the 20th of June, the fifth Stakeholder Platform Meeting was organized in Brussels. During the project, this platform gives strategic advice and keeps an eye over the total project. We are very grateful for all their knowledge and advice; to improve all parts of the project, where and when possible. In the meeting […]
Have a safe trip!
All guides and factsheets are now submitted to the European Commission. As added, already a small update leaflet (please, click link below). We expect that the final guides will be ready before the end of Summer. The factsheets are almost ready to be translated. Therefore, it will not last long anymore, till we can deliver you the first […]
Practical EU guidelines to ‘Assess fitness of pigs for transport’!
Practical EU guidelines to assess fitness of pigs for transport now available in many languages! The voluntary guideliney are the result of two years of work by UECBV, Copa and Cogeca, the Eurogroup for Animals, Animals Angels, FVE, IRU, ELT, INAPORC and Cooperl Arc Atlantique. These guidelines for pigs will supplement the set of guidelines […]
Update: progress is running hard
Finalizing the guides, organizing the videos and the factsheets and further planning of the roadshows: the project is running on full speed! It will not take long anymore, to show you all results and present you the most updated agenda. All guides and translated fact sheets / videos should be publicly available in Summer. Exact data and places […]
First roadshow presentation!
On the 5th and 6th of April, « Journées de la Recherche Avicoles » will take place in France. It is a congress for poultry French Stakeholders. Laura Warin from ITAVI will present and inform the stakeholders about the ‘Animal Transport Guides’ – project. Good luck Laura!
Eight countries, eight languages
Very nice update to pronounce! All parts of the website are now translated and available in the languages: English, German, French, Greek, Romanian, Polish, Spanish or Italian. A good opportunity to explore the website this weekend!