EASVO welcomes FVE comments on the proposed regulation for the welfare of animals during transport, aiming to update outdated rules and address modern needs. Key highlights include expanding EU rules for transporting dogs and cats and updating journey length and space allowances based on scientific research. FVE emphasizes the importance of reducing animal transport generally, advocating for transportation as close as possible to birth and slaughter locations.

To ensure animal welfare, FVE stresses the need for enhanced enforcement and some clarifications and improvements in several articles, including defining the scope, standards for transport purposes, and qualifications for animal welfare officers.

Additionally, FVE calls for including sea transport in journey time calculations and setting species-specific temperature ranges.

You can find the complete feedback HERE and the EP Briefing HERE