Animal Welfare development, approaches, policies and challenges in the Netherlands. Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Directorate of Agriculture Division of Animal Welfare. Elements of presentation. developments in the Netherlands Memorandum on Animal Welfare
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Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
Directorate of Agriculture
Division of Animal Welfare
( Focus on farm animals )
Feel free to ask questions!!
intensive pig/poultry farming
but growing market for welfare friendly products?
Ambition of new government (overall formulated):
Memorandum on animal welfare (concrete formulated):
1st) Ambition in Europe:
2nd) Sector should take its responsability
3rd) National regulation
Concerns: chickens pigs cows
Implementation of EU Directive
Research to improve current methods and search for better methods
Short term: national measures
Long term: revision EU Transport regulation
a) using / exploring current possibilities within WTO
b) including in TBT/SPS
a) possible when: concerns are indeed justified, other measures are taken, policy is coherent and consistent
b) requests of Parliament could force governement