EASVO welcomes the publication of the recently released essential milestone proposals aiming at improving the welfare of animals during transport within the EU and beyond for public consultation! The proposal for a new regulation on the protection of animals during transport introduces new rules on limiting journey time, increasing space allowances, and establishing critical temperature limits during transport as well as setting stringent rules for the export of live animals to third countries. The FVE/UEVP Animal Welfare Working Group is currently analysing both proposals and preparing comments on the consultation.