The Intergroup secretariat has prepared a document covering the main areas of concern for animal welfare, aiming at provide a better understanding of each topic from different viewpoints: economic, consumer, welfare problems, existing legislation at European and national level and finally what can realistically be done to improve the situation.

To download the document, click here.

MEPs and assistants can request a paper version of the document here.

You can also visit Eurogroup for Animals website at

  • EU links

Animal welfare in general
DG Health and consumer protection – animal welfare
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) – panel on animal health and welfare
European Commission – sustainable development
Food and Veterinary Office
Farm animals
DG Agriculture – rural development
DG Agriculture – organic farming
DG Health and consumer protection – Food and Veterinary Office
DG Fisheries – aquaculture
Laboratory animals
DG Environment – laboratory animals
DG Industry – cosmetics and animal tests
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM)
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DG Environment – biodiversity
DG Environment – trade in wildlife (CITES)
European Parliament committees
Agriculture and rural development
Environment, public health and food safety
Internal market and consumer protection
Industry, research and energy
  • Other links

Animal welfare in general
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) – animal welfare
Council of Europe – animal protection
International Air Transport Association (IATA) – live animal transport by air
Farm animals
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) – animal production and health
Laboratory animals
European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA)
European Consensus Platform for Alternatives (ECOPA)
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International Whaling Commission (IWC)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

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