European Commission's Delay on Animal Welfare Proposals Sparks Criticism

The European Commission's decision to publish only one of four promised animal welfare proposals, focusing on animal protection during transport, has raised concerns among NGOs and activists. Despite public support, including 1.4 million signatures for initiatives like "End the Cage Age" and "Fur Free Europe," there is a growing fear that the proposed regulations concerning Kept Animals, Slaughter, and Labelling might be abandoned entirely. Eurogroup for Animals, along with other animal rights groups, continues to urge for comprehensive legislation, including bans on live exports and improvements in transport conditions, highlighting the urgent need to update the fifteen-year-old animal welfare rules.