Enhanced consumer empowerment and strengthening enforcement of existing rules are the main objectives of a two-day international conference on the new EU animal welfare strategy taking place in Brussels on 29 February – 1 March. Co-organised by the European Commission and the Danish Presidency of the EU, this high-level conference aims to drive forward an integrated approach to animal welfare.
The two day high-level conference, organised by the European Commission and the Danish Presidency of the EU, will be attended by members of the European Parliament's Inter-group on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals together with Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner John Dalli as well as senior officials from the European Commission and the Danish Presidency of the EU.
The purpose of the conference is to present the new animal welfare strategy which builds on previous strategies and focuses on informing consumers and strengthening implementation and enforcement of existing rules, to ensure fair competitiveness in the EU internal market. Discussions will also focus on animal welfare in the global context. This conference will bring together a broad range of representatives from national and international organisations, veterinarians, farmers, producers, retailers, academics, scientists and NGO's.
Wednesday February 29, 2012/ European Commission/ European Union.