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EPA Debate: Farm animal welfare: a European issue, a challenge for all?

EPA Debate: Farm animal welfare: a European issue, a challenge for all?

Calendar from 02/10/2023 to 03/11/2023

The European Parliamentary Association is pleased to invite you to its next debate, entitled "Farm animal welfare: an European issue, a challenge for everyone?", which will take place on the eve of World Animal Day.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 3 October, at 8pm, at our offices at 76 Allée de la Robertsau, Strasbourg.

The conference will be held in French and will be followed by a cocktail reception. Don't forget to register via this link:

Animal welfare has been part of the EU's political agenda for almost 50 years, and is of growing interest to the general public. Specifically for farm animals, European standards are among the highest in the world, and the European Parliament has spoken out on this issue on several occasions during this parliamentary term. Nevertheless, there is still much to be done. This is why the revision of the rules governing the rearing of chickens, sows, calves, rabbits, ducks, geese and many other species is occupying an increasingly important place in the political debate.

What are the main stages and obstacles to the development of more animal-friendly farming techniques and consumer habits?

We will be joined by two MEPs who are particularly committed to these issues:

  • Caroline Roose, Member of the European Parliament elected on the Europe Écologie Les Verts (EELV) list, is a member of the Greens/European Free Alliance group. Particularly active on issues relating to the animal condition, Ms Roose was the Greens' coordinator on the committee of enquiry into the protection of animals during transport. At the European Parliament, she also sits on the Committee on Fisheries, Development and Regional Development.
  • Jérémy Decerle, Member of the European Parliament elected on the Renaissance list, is a member of the Renew Europe group. A Charolais cattle farmer and former president of the Jeunes Agriculteurs (Young Farmers), Mr Decerle is particularly active on agricultural issues, and is the author of a report on animal welfare on farms voted by the European Parliament in 2022. He is a member of the Committees on Agriculture and Rural Development and International Trade.

This event is part of the City of Strasbourg's "Animals in the City" initiative.

We hope to see you there.