PLANNED ACTIONS IN THE FIELD OF ANIMAL PROTECTION AND WELFARE
(indicates actions already underway, announced or specifically foreseen by Community legislation)
"Creation of a legislative instrument to validate farming systems applying higher welfare standards than those foreseen in applicable
"Possible establishment of a European Quality Standard for products emanating from high animal welfare production systems and
creation of a specific technical and financial system to promote at European level the application of higher welfare standards both for
their technical developments and to market them in Europe and abroad
COM(2006) 13 final
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN
PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL
on a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006-2010
http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/welfare ... 106_en.pdf
also here: p.3:
"In order to achieve these objectives and to ensure a
more structured approach in the different sectors involved, five main areas of action
have been identified.
These cannot be considered as stand-alone actions; there are clear linkages between
the actions foreseen necessitating a coordinated and holistic approach. A period from
2006 to 2010 is considered appropriate in order to advance the actions proposed,
with associated regular monitoring and evaluation of progress as well as follow-up
programming beyond 2010 following the completion of this first Community Action
"In the international arena full support and Community coordination will be provided for the animal welfare activities of international organisations such as the OIE and Council of Europe.
The Community will also press for the acceptance at WTO level
of animal welfare as a non-trade concern in agricultural trade and will work with international trading partners having developed animal welfare policies in order to build a common understanding on the implementation of mutually agreed animalwelfare standards, including in the context of specific EC multilateral and bilateral
5. BUDGETARY CONSIDERATIONS
The preparation of an Action Plan per se has no implication for the Community budget. The potential budgetary implications of each individual action will be taken into account in the impact assessments to be prepared for each respective action,
[b]within the framework set for the expenditure on veterinary and phytosanitary
measures for the period 2007-2013 where relevant.
http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/welfare ... lan_en.htm
"Commission Communication on EU animal health Policy – (Strategy 2007-2013) – mid 2007
By mid 2007, the Commission will present a Commission Communication on the Community Animal Health Policy and its strategy over the period 2007-2013
based on the evaluation results and the conference conclusions. The Commission considers this communication as a priority in its Annual Policy Strategy 2007:
It will present clear objectives reflecting stakeholders’ priorities and aiming at minimising the regulatory burden.
It will ensure the coherence with our international commitments (such as the SPS agreement).
But also the close articulation of the Community Animal heath Policy with EU policies such as the Common Agriculture policy, Animal welfare, Sustainable development, External Aid, and of course Research.
This Communication will also include a concrete action plan presenting the outputs expected over the period 2007-2013 (including target deadlines).
Every legal action considered in this plan will be presented with a further impact assessment.
http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/disease ... ort_en.htm
http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/welfare ... dex_en.htm