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Animal welfare

Event date: 15/02/2018

Animal welfare

EU citizens are becoming increasingly concerned that all kinds of production systems and other activities should be sustainable.Animal welfare is an important aspect of sustainability,and also of product quality, and may result in consumers refusing to buy products.

The welfare of an individual is its state as regards its attempts to cope with its environment. Welfare includes feelings and health and can be measured scientifically. It is a biological concept, quite different from rights, and refers only to living animals.

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MEPs debate on to improve the animal's welfare following media reports about ill-treatment of transported animals

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MEPs discuss the global ban on animal testing for cosmetics, during the plenary session in Brussels.

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The Members of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety vote on the "global end to animal testing for cosmetics"

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